Ashley’s Hope to Dream Program is grateful this season for giving in celebration of its 11th anniversary. The nonprofit has made some creative changes this year, leading the organization in new ways of fundraising, allowing it to serve more children. In a year of endless supply chain disruptions, Hope to Dream has successfully donated more than 15,800 beds to children in need.
Based on the guiding principle that every child deserves a good night’s sleep, Hope to Dream became an official 501 (c) (3) this year. The organization, which was funded solely through the purchase of mattresses at more than 620 participating Ashley stores, has started a paycheck contribution program for Ashley employees. Additionally, new partnerships with The Salvation Army and Sleep in Heavenly Peace have broadened the reach of Hope to Dream’s mission and increased donation and delivery efforts.
“These partnerships allow us to work together to help children across the country get their own new beds and restful sleep at night, enriching children’s lives one bed at a time,” said Ruthie Bautista, vice president of Hope to Dream.
“As individuals and families recover and fight the financial impacts of pandemic poverty, there simply cannot be an overestimation of the value of a warm and safe bed for sleeping at night,” the commissioner said. Kenneth G. Hodder, national commander of the Salvation Army. . “Ashley’s contribution to mattresses and bedding could not have come at a more critical time, and we are grateful for their generosity. “
Since its inception in 2010, Hope to Dream has donated more than 125,000 beds to underserved children in the United States and Canada. Each of the program recipients receives a brand new Ashley Sleep bed, including a twin mattress, bed frame, linens, pillow, and duvet. Recipients are selected through a nomination process and in collaboration with community resources (i.e. school districts, religious organizations, etc.).
“The growth of the Hope to Dream program over the past 11 years has been tremendous and we are delighted to be able to continue to provide our own beds for underserved children,” said Ben Thorud, President of Hope to Dream. “We are grateful for the kind donations and amazing volunteers who help make these deliveries possible throughout the year. “
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