More Than 100 Mattresses will be Donated to New Los Angeles Habitat for Humanity Homeowners this Year
GARDENA, CA., April 14, 2016 – Iconic Southern California mattress retailer Sit ‘n Sleep, announced today that it teamed with Tempur-Pedic®, the most highly recommended bed in America, to provide Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) with 104 new mattresses in 2016. Both companies will provide new mattresses, bedframes, and box springs to every Los Angeles Habitat LA partner family this year.
“Sit ‘n Sleep has been a proud partner of Habitat LA for the past four years and we’re honored to continue our commitment to the organization and all of the hardworking families they support,” said Larry Miller, CEO, Sit ‘n Sleep. “Sleep plays an essential role in overall health and well-being, and we know the donated mattresses will provide much needed support and relief to these deserving Habitat LA families.”
Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic will kick off their donation program with a Habitat for Humanity build day on April 14 in Inglewood, California. This site will be the future home of three families, including one veteran family, and all of the bedrooms will be outfitted with new Tempur-Pedic mattress sets. Employees from Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic will be rolling up their sleeves to participate in the building of these homes, alongside Habitat for Humanity’s dedicated staff and partner families on April 14th.
“It’s an honor to work with Sit ‘n Sleep to donate beds for all of Habitat LA’s 2016 homeowners,” says Daliah Santana, Regional Sales Director, Southern California, Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC. “These families put in their own sweat equity hours, helping to build their new home. We’re thrilled to partner with Sit ‘n Sleep to provide families with the comfort of a new bed.”
Habitat LA is committed to providing their local partner homebuyers “with a hand up, not a handout.” Habitat partner families and individuals pay back a zero equivalent-interest mortgage and contribute up to 500 hours of sweat equity by volunteering with Habitat LA.
“We’re so grateful for this generous donation of more than 100 mattresses made by Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic this year,” said Erin Rank, Habitat LA President and CEO. “It’s an honor to continue our four-year partnership with the Sit ‘n Sleep team, who has been incredibly supportive to our organization and partner families.”
Sit ‘n Sleep is a prominent member of the Southern California community. In addition to Habitat for Humanity, Sit ‘n Sleep has given back to a variety of other organizations including Padres Contra El Cáncer, Jenesse Center, Make a Wish Foundation, Greater Los Angeles PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), fire departments (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Orange County), and Jewish Vocational Services, to name a few.
About Sit ‘n Sleep
Sit ‘n Sleep is the mattress superstore dedicated to delivering a good night’s sleep to millions of Californians. Sit ‘n Sleep is focused on helping people find the right mattress for their needs, body type and health—with the largest selection of mattresses, groundbreaking technology, including bedMATCH Technology that gives customers the support they need, and excellent customer service, all found at the best price. With 34 superstore locations throughout Southern California, Sit ‘n Sleep is an established Southern California brand, operating the largest and most successful mattress stores in the nation for over 35 years. www.sitnsleep.com
About Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX), the world’s largest bedding provider. Tempur Sealy International, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The Company’s brand portfolio includes many of the most highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®, Optimum™ and Stearns & Foster®. World headquarters for Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempursealy.com or call 800-805-3635.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat LA has built, renovated and repaired more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of thousands of individuals. Habitat LA has a Silver level GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings awarded to non-profits for sound fiscal management and showcasing a commitment to accountability and transparency. . Habitat for Humanity International recognized 14 affiliates out of more than 1400 as Affiliates of Distinction for 2015-2017 and Habitat LA is proudly one of them. For more information, please visit dev.habitatla.org or call 310-323-4663.
Public Relations Contact information:
Emily Weinstock, Dotted Line Communications
Nikki Neumann, Dotted Line Communications
Ali Mullin, Habitat LA