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Pajama drive underway to support foster kids

January 31, 2017
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Oftentimes, foster kids arrive at foster homes with only the clothes on their backs, so Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ decided to launch a pajama drive with a goal to provide foster children with the essential items – like pajamas – so they can adjust to a new home and succeed in a new environment. All 101 Mattress Firm stores in Atlanta are hosting a Pajama Drive, the first of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six 2017 donation drives to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, Feb. 12, Mattress Firm will accept new pajamas and monetary contributions to give foster kids the comfort and warmth of a new pair of pajamas. “There are more than 415,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, and while we know that not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. That is why we created the Mattress Firm Foster Kids initiative,” said Michelle Hardy, regional development director. “This initiative was created in response to requests for support from local foster care organizations, citing a need...

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