The Sleep Train - Philanthropy

Philanthropy

For over 20 years, Sleep Train‘s company philosophy has included a commitment to give back to the community. In 2008, Sleep Train created its Sleep Train Foster Kids program to join forces with specific and targeted foster charity organizations and the community to help California’s more than 60,000 foster children. Through advertising and public relations awareness, the collection and distribution of important material items like clothing, shoes, pajamas, school supplies, gifts, and cash donations, Sleep Train’s Foster Kids Program has successfully delivered hundreds of thousands of items and thousands of dollars in cash to these organizations.

The company also hosts its annual Sleep Train Charity Golf Classic. The private event brings together industry professionals for one day to raise money for a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to at-risk youth. In 2012, the event raised a record breaking $600,000, which puts total donations at over $2 million since the event began six years ago. Major event sponsors have included Beautyrest, Sealy Mattress Company (Sealy Corporation), Tempur-Pedic, Leggett & Platt, Pure LatexBLISS, Serta (company), Progressive Finance and DSI Delivery.

In addition, Sleep Train has supported Junior Achievement of Sacramento for more than a decade, and Boys & Girls Club. Sleep Train employees are encouraged to volunteer for and participate in fundraising events sponsored by local charities.

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