~After working with Mom It Forward on a different campaign I thought it best to go ahead and share with all of you.~
When I found out that Mattress Firm was taking donations for foster children I was excited because this cause is close to my heart. For the last couple of years, I have felt the need to adopt a child. Within the last 6 months, I came to terms that adoption wasn’t the way for my family to go. It was put on my heart that Jared and I were to foster children. Not just one child but two. I’m not sure why but I know that God has put it on my heart and that I must do what He has asked of me. Now I’m not sure when this will happen for we need a much bigger house and Jared and I want to make sure we are ready. Both mentally and financially prepared to bring two more children into our home. We want to be ready to open our home and our hearts to these children and give them the loving home they deserve.
Although that time is not now, I can still do all I can to help. That’s why we decided to join with Mattress Firm and share with you this awesome way for you and others to help.
If you are interested in helping out make sure to visit your local Mattress Firm before June 26th. During this time, Mattress Firm is hosting a clothing drive to collect new clothing items for foster children. The clothing items will be donated to local foster care nonprofit partners and distribute the clothing to foster children and foster families in need.
But that’s not it…..
Starting May 2nd, Mattress Firm is launching Kid Heroes, a National social media contest to raise awareness for the Mattress Firm foster Kids program.
***There are three ways that customers can enter the #Donate4FosterKids promotion. Entries are accepted on Instagram or Twitter beginning Monday, May 2 at 9 a.m. CST through Sunday, May 22 at 11: 59 p.m. CST using the hashtag #Donate4FosterKids, or online at www.MattressFirm.com/kidheroes from May 2-22, 2016, coinciding with National Foster Care Month.
I hope you head over and drop off some clothes and enter for a chance to win.
* The winning photo will be announced the week of May 30.
* The winning kid hero will receive a $500 Toys “R” Us gift card and a $4,500 donation to the local Mattress Firm Foster Kids nonprofit partner of the winner’s choice.