Sleep Experts’ Christine Cook honored as Dallas “Service Hero” by Interfaith Housing Coalition

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Dallas nonprofit Interfaith Housing Coalition has named Christine Cook of Sleep Experts a “Service Hero”, recognizing her commitment to helping families in need through her company’s mattress donation program.

By donating refurbished mattresses whenever a new family moves in, Sleep Experts insures that our residents truly have a place to call home.

Dallas nonprofit Interfaith Housing Coalition has named Christine Cook of Sleep Experts a “Service Hero”, recognizing her commitment to helping families in need through her company’s mattress donation program. Cook was honored along with fellow Hero Louise Spence Griffeth at the Lakewood Service League spring fundraiser April 17 in the Dallas Design District.

“Christine Cook and the Sleep Experts organization make a difference in the lives of parents and children who are living in Interfaith Housing’s 49 apartments while they transform their lives from poverty and homelessness to self sufficiency,” said Linda Hall, CEO of Interfaith Housing Coalition. “By donating refurbished mattresses whenever a new family moves in, Sleep Experts insures that our residents truly have a place to call home. When families graduate from Interfaith Housing, they are able to take their mattresses with them to their new homes.”

In addition to donating mattresses, Christine and a team of Sleep Experts employee volunteers have supported Interfaith Housing through other events. Last year they cleaned, painted and prepared Interfaith Housing apartments for families newly accepted into the program, and this Friday May 7 they are hosting a Mother’s Day cook-out and family celebration for the entire resident community.

Cook has received numerous recognitions for her commitment to serving D/FW families in need, including a SafeHaven of Tarrant County 2009 Legacy of Women award, a Dallas Business Journal 2009 Woman to Watch award, and a Resource Center Dallas Five Factor award for philanthropy. When Sleep Experts was honored with the 2009 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award, the judging committee specifically acknowledged the company’s strong commitment to community as an influencing factor in their selection.

About Sleep Experts
Sleep Experts, a mattress retailer with 33 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 2009 Dallas Business Ethics Award, three consecutive Consumers' Choice Awards®, and top workplace awards from both Dallas Business Journal and The Dallas Morning News. Through its Rest Assured community program, Sleep Experts recycles customers' old mattresses for donation to local shelters and also donates a portion of proceeds from every mattress sale to help families in crisis. For more information, visit http://www.sleepexperts.com or call (888) 55-SLEEP.

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