Sleep Experts Collects More Than 2,400 Donated Mattresses During Cash for Clunkers Trade-In Event

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Many North Texas families in need will soon be receiving the gift of a good night’s sleep, thanks to customers who donated their old mattresses during Sleep Experts’ second annual “Cash for Clunkers” trade-in event. The company exceeded its goal by 20%, collecting more than 2,400 beds over a five-week period ending in mid-August.

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These mattresses will have an immediate impact on the lives of many families in our area that are struggling to overcome abuse, poverty, homelessness, or illness.

Many North Texas families in need will soon be receiving the gift of a good night’s sleep, thanks to customers who donated their old mattresses during Sleep Experts’ second annual “Cash for Clunkers” trade-in event. The company exceeded its goal by 20%, collecting more than 2,400 beds over a five-week period ending in mid-August.

“We are so thrilled that North Texas customers helped us exceed our goal and double the number of mattresses we collected during last year’s Cash for Clunkers event,” said Christine Cook, wife, mom and president of Sleep Experts. “After going through the recycling process, these mattresses will have an immediate impact on the lives of many families in our area that are struggling to overcome abuse, poverty, homelessness, or illness.”

How does Mattress Donation work?
When the Sleep Experts driver team delivers a customer’s new bed, they remove the customer’s old mattress at no charge and send it to a specialized mattress recycling company. Beds that qualify for recycling are broken down, refurbished, and sanitized to meet federal requirements. The refurbished mattress, marked with a special recycled tag, is then returned to the Sleep Experts warehouse, where it is held awaiting the next donation request from more than 30 nonprofit organizations in the D-FW area that nurture and care for children and families in crisis. To date, Sleep Experts has donated more than 7,000 beds totaling $500,000, resulting in over a million nights of sleep for thousands of local families.

An example of the impact of Sleep Experts’ mattress donation program can be found at Central Dallas Ministries, a faith-based organization focused on fighting poverty, which recently announced a 50-bed donation from Sleep Experts. According to Evy Kay Ritzen, director of Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC), a program for young adults who recently left foster care and moved into their own apartments, “One young lady had been sleeping on the floor for two months before she got her new mattress, and this is a typical story among her peers in the program.”

About Sleep Experts
Sleep Experts, a mattress retailer with 34 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, offers a broad selection of innerspring mattresses, foam mattresses and air mattresses, with brands including Tempur-Pedic, ComforPedic, Simmons, Beautyrest, Laura Ashley, Aireloom, Life Number and Sleep Designs. The company’s mission is to exceed customers’ expectations, and it backs this pledge with a One Year Love Your Mattress Guarantee™. Recent accolades include the Dallas Business Ethics Award, four consecutive Consumers' Choice Awards®, and top workplace awards from both Dallas Business Journal and The Dallas Morning News. Sleep Experts shares the gift of sleep with families in need by donating customers’ old mattresses to D/FW charities. For more information, visit http://www.sleepexperts.com or call (888) 55-SLEEP.

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