Share the Gift of Sleep Blog

Welcome to our blog, where we’ll share news and updates from our Gift of Sleep mattress donation program.  We hope to inspire YOU to get involved with one of the many organizations we partner with that serve women and children in crisis. 




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Monday
Nov032014

2014 Share The Warmth

 


For the 11th consecutive year, Sleep Experts will host its annual Share the Warmth drive, collecting new and gently used blankets, sheets, comforters, towels and pillows. Sleep Experts will continue its partnership with Girl Scouts for the fourth year in a row, receiving a helping hand from thousands of Girl Scouts representing the Northeast Texas (Dallas), Texas Oklahoma Plains (Fort Worth) and Central Texas (Austin) councils. The community also is invited to participate by collecting and dropping off the items at any of the 59 Sleep Experts stores in Dallas and Austin. This year’s drive will benefit CitySquare in Dallas and SafePlace in Austin.  The drive will be held from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30.
With the help of the Girl Scouts and our local communities, we have collected over 20,000 items in the drive’s first ten years, and we hope to bring warmth to more families this year and have our most successful Share the Warmth drive yet. The local Girl Scouts participate by collecting blankets and other comfort items in their own communities, learning about the importance of helping others. At the end of the drive, each Girl Scout will earn a special Share the Warmth community service patch.

The items collected in Dallas during the drive will be delivered in early December to CitySquare to help keep local citizens warm this winter season. CitySquare, a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, aims to fight the root causes of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship. The organization offers programs throughout Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waco and Austin.

In Austin, the items collected during the drive will be delivered  to SafePlace to help keep local citizens warm this winter season. SafePlace, an Austin-based organization that safeguards victims of sexual and domestic violence, provides safety, healing, prevention and social change programs to the local community.

 So how can you help?  Clean out your closet and donate a blanket today.  It's a simple way to help a family in need.

Monday
Jun092014

Eight years as the Consumers' Choice!

We are proud to be recognized as a DFW Consumers' Choice Award(R) winner in the category of Mattress Retailers, for the eighth consecutive year! This award is unique in that winners are not chosen by a panel of judges but by consumers themselves. Recipients represent “Best in Class Businesses” in the quality of their service, value, professionalism and integrity. Congratulations to our employees who work hard every day to exceed our customers’ expectations!

Tuesday
May062014

Our Friends Place honors Sleep Experts

It was an honor to join Our Friends Place at their annual gala in April and to accept the 2014 Ebby Award on behalf of Sleep Experts and our Share the Gift of Sleep committee. For more than 25 years, Our Friends Place has helped young women break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. We share their passion for helping these women and children during times of need.

Thursday
Apr172014

Come support Lemonade Day May 4!

Sleep Experts is proud to support Lemonade Day in Dallas and Austin by allowing young entrepreneurs to set up lemonade stands in front of our stores. Lemonade Day is a community-wide educational program that teaches youth the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start, own and operate their own business through a lemonade stand.

On May 4 from 12pm-5pm, we invite you to visit one of these 6 participating stores, and buy a cup of lemonade from these aspiring business owners!


Dallas - Fort Worth area:
Arlington Highlands
4000 Five Points Blvd, Arlington, TX 76014
Garland -  3315 George Bush Turnpike, Ste 200, Garland, TX 75040
Medallion Center - 6464 E. Northwest Hwy, Ste 514, Dallas, TX 75214

Austin area:
Great Hills
 9828 Great Hills Trl, Ste 330, Austin, TX 78759
La Frontera - 2701 Parker Rd, Ste A550, Round Rock, TX 78681
West Lake Hills - 701 S Capital Of Texas Highway, Ste B280, Austin, TX 78746

Monday
Mar242014

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Did you know…that nearly 70% of all sexual assault victims are children ages 17 and under? Unfortunately, many of these children do not talk about their abuse or tell anyone.

In recognition of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Sleep Experts asks you to join us as we salute our community partners, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and Center for Child Protection, for their work to keep all of our children safe from harm.

What can you do to help? Visit the web sites for these organizations and learn more about how to prevent and recognize abuse.
 

And then TALK about it.

Because there is NO excuse for child abuse.