Fox Mattress Supplies Beds for Blind Students

Fox Mattress Conklin Center donation
Chelsea Carter, vice president of Fox Mattress (left), and representatives of the Conklin Center for the Blind were on hand to assist with the mattress delivery.

Factory-direct Fox Mattress, based in Holly Hill, Florida, continued a 15-year tradition of supporting the Conklin Center for the Blind by outfitting 19 student residences at the center with new mattresses and foundations.

The nonprofit, which is based in Daytona Beach, Florida, provides intensive, one-on-one training of blind and vision-impaired adults who have other disabilities in a residential program that lasts from six months to two years.

“We are proud to be a part of the Conklin Center family and we are in awe of the work of its professional team,” said Chelsea Carter, Fox Mattress vice president and a fourth-generation member of the family-held business. “We’ve been involved in the community throughout our 51 years in business and anytime we get the chance to help the Conklin Center, we’re all in.”

The Conklin Center teaches its students how to live independently and assists them in finding employment. One graduate has been employed at Fox Mattress for more than five years.

Fox Mattress manufactures a custom line of two-sided innerspring, foam and hybrid mattresses, using premium foams, gels, latex and springs.

It also produces custom mattresses for boats and recreational vehicles.