Mattress company announces strategic partnerships with National Alliance on Mental Illness, Partnership for a Healthier America and JDRF

The company is committed $150,000 in total grants to support the mission of each organization

HOUSTON, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Firm mattress, the largest specialty mattress retailer in the United States, today announced its partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Partnership for a Healthier America and JDRF. The news highlights the expansion of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts to more broadly support organizations that make health and wellbeing possible for all.

The partnerships will support Mattress Firm’s investment in better sleep for communities across the country, as each partner represents a different facet of health and wellness. Mattress Firm provided a $50,000 grant for each partner to use for their efforts.

“We understand the immense value that philanthropic efforts have on the communities where we live and work,” said John Eck, President and CEO of Mattress Firm. “Mattress Firm is committed to helping people sleep well so they can live well, and these three incredible organizations will help us do just that by highlighting the important relationship that food, mental health and sleep have on our well-being. be general.”

The grants will allow each organization to support its mission:

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will use the $50,000 grant as a contribution to their Hearts and Minds program, which provides training and resources to help participants better manage mental and physical health issues, medications, and the use of nutrition and physical activity as processing tool.
  • Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) will use the $50,000 grant to continue their efforts in the fight for food equity, to ensure that food is healthy, sustainable, of high quality and culturally relevant in the communities in which we live and work.
  • JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will use the $50,000 grant to increase education and awareness of the importance of sleep and how it can support the overall health of people with type 1 diabetes and their families.

“NAMI appreciates our partnership with Mattress Firm and their support of our Hearts and Mind program.” mentioned Daniel H. Gillison Jr., CEO of NAMI. “We applaud their focus on health and wellness. There is no health without mental health, and sleep is a key part of both. This partnership will help NAMI continue to provide the necessary local support, education and connection – so that no one feels alone in their struggle.”

“We are grateful to forward-thinking partners like Mattress Firm who are committed to health equity and making wellness a reality for all families,” said Nancy E.Roman, President and CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America. “Access to high-quality food and the promotion of healthy sleep helps communities and individuals thrive.”

“More than 1.8 million people in United States are affected by type 1 diabetes, and many have problems sleeping,” said Katie Doyle, JDRF AVP of Corporate Development. “Through this new partnership with Mattress Firm, we can expand our community education on the importance of sleep and its positive effects on health.”

To further support these partners, Mattress Firm will encourage customers to donate through monthly point-of-sale (POS) donations. Customers across the country can choose to make a monetary contribution when checking out in-store, and 100% of the money raised will be donated to the respective organization, starting with JDRF until April 30, then again in July and November for National Diabetes Awareness Month. NAMI will receive donations in May during Mental Health Month, September and December. Contributions will be made to PHA in June and during World Hunger Month in October.

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About the mattress company

Mattress Firm, the nation’s largest omnichannel specialty mattress retailer, has been helping solve America’s sleep problems for over 90 years through our family of brands. Each of our more than 6,500 passionate sleep experts is driven by a common goal: to change people’s lives through better sleep. Whether browsing online or in one of our more than 2,300 stores, our highly trained team provides personalized service and advice to help customers choose the right mattresses and bedding for their unique needs. Our carefully curated product selection includes leading brands such as Beautyrest®, Nectar®, Sealy®, Serta®, Simmons®, Sleepy’s® Stearns & Foster®, Tempur-Pedic®, Tuft & Needle®, tulo® and Purple® . Mattress Firm supports local and national charities through product and monetary donations and provides employees with volunteer opportunities to serve their communities. No matter what time of night, Mattress Firm wants to help people get the sleep they deserve. Our Sleep.com website provides expert advice and helps people explore the health benefits of quality sleep, and the Sleep.com app provides free sleep tracking and personalized insights to improve sleep. sleep.

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About the National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the largest national grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Join the conversation on nami.org | facebook.com/nami | instagram.com/namicommunicate | twitter.com/namicommunicate #Together4MH

About the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)

Partnership for a Healthier America is the first national nonprofit organization working to create lasting systemic change that transforms the food landscape in pursuit of health equity. PHA develops evidence-based approaches that are implemented in partnership with the private sector, nonprofits, and government, leveraging PHA assets and partner knowledge to accelerate the pace of transformation.

About JDRF

JDRF’s mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To do this, JDRF has invested over $2.5 billion in research funding since our creation. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for effectiveness and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on the national stage to implement common resources, passion and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and business and industry partners to develop and deliver a portfolio of innovative therapies for people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers everywhere United States and our five international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter (@JDRF), Facebook (@myjdrf) and Instagram (@jdrfhq).

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