Sleep Train lauded for charitable work

Mattress retail chain Sleep Train has earned several awards for its efforts on behalf of at–risk and foster children.

The Sacramento, Calif.–based retailer earned a Daily Point of Light Award from the Points of Light Foundation & Corporation for National and Community Service. The award, founded in 1989 under President George H.W. Bush, recognizes those who help find innovative ways to meet community needs and support the development of long–term solutions that positively impact social problems in local communities.

Sleep Train also has received a Child Champions Award from KidsFirst, an organization in the Sacramento region that works to ensure that all children live in a safe environment. Additionally, the company was recognized at the recent Every Child Deserves a Champion event held by the New Millennium Foster Family Agency, which helps match foster kids with nurturing homes.

Sleep Train has been committed to the plight of at–risk children since its founding 25 years ago. In 2008, the company created the Sleep Train Foster Kids Program to focus its philanthropy on providing items such as clothing, shoes, pajamas, school supplies, gifts and cash to foster organizations that aid the more than 60,000 foster children in California. Over the years, it has donated thousands of items and more than $700,000 in cash.

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