CORPUS CHRISTI -- Ashley Furniture HomeStore's "A Hope to Dream" program is donating 50 Tempur-Pedic mattress sets to local children in need during August. The furniture retailer's goodwill project is in collaboration with the Corpus Christ Hooks Baseball Club.
Each mattress set is comprised of a mattress, foundation, and comforter.
Local partnerships with The Food Bank of Corpus Christi, KIII-TV3, KRIS-TV, The Beach 96.5, Hot Z95, Post Acute Medical, Colon and Rectal Associates of South Texas, the American Red Cross, and others are providing other donated items for 50 children to help them prepare for the 2017-18 school year.
Youngsters selected to receive a new bed will be treated to an evening at Whataburger Field and special night with the Hooks on Saturday, August 12.
"This event will be our largest single-day donation with our "A Hope to Dream" program," said Paige Streiff, Owner of the Corpus Christi Ashley Furniture HomeStore. "As a mother of two young children, I witness first-hand what having a bed of their own and a quality night's sleep can do for these developmental years. Obtaining a great night of sleep promotes a healthy lifestyle and is an excellent way to start out everyone's day."
Said Dr. Craig Bennett, M.D. of Ashley's Wellness Center: "An estimated 30 to 50 percent of children have trouble sleeping well. Getting a good night's sleep is more important than most people realize. It helps ensure a healthy lifestyle by lowering stress and reducing the risk for illness and depression, while improving cognitive and physical performance. A good night's sleep is especially important to help children focus academically and grow socially."
Ashley Furniture HomeStore's "A Hope to Dream" program was created to provide mattress sets to children with a demonstrated need.
A Hope to Dream
Ashley Furniture HomeStore believes that every child deserves a good night's sleep. Founded in 2010 on that guiding principle, Ashley Furniture HomeStore's "A Hope to Dream" program provides mattress sets to less fortunate children in our area. A portion of the proceeds for every mattress purchased at the Ashley Furniture HomeStores in Victoria and Corpus Christi helps pay for a mattress set for a child in need. To date, Ashley Furniture HomeStores throughout the U.S. have together provided underprivileged children with approximately 13,000 beds. Those wishing to nominate a child can visit http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/events/ahopetodream.html or request an electronic application by emailing AHopeToDream@ashleyfurniture.com. In-store applications are also available at participating locations.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.