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Sleepy's and the Child Welfare League of America Partner to Warm a Child's Night

Mattress company's 700 stores collecting sleepwear for underprivileged children

For more information, contact
Cassaundra Rainey
Phone: 703-412-3169
E-mail: crainey@cwla.org

Hicksville, NY (November 18, 2009) -- To provide warmth and comfort to some of our nation's underprivileged youth this holiday, Sleepy's the Mattress Professionals, family-owned east coast mattress company, is partnering with the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in an extensive community outreach program titled "Warm A Child's Night." Beginning the week of November 23rd, all 700 Sleepy's showrooms will serve as convenient drop-off locations for new pajamas, socks, slippers, robes, nightgowns and other sleepwear for school aged children ages 6 to 18. Donation bags will be set up in Sleepy's showrooms to accept sleepwear donations through the holiday season.

In addition to showroom participation, Sleepy's also plans to open the drive to employees in their main headquarters in Hicksville, NY and their four other distribution centers. "Sleepy's is proud to lend its support and help collect clothing that will allow children to sleep warmly at night," said Adam Blank, Chief Operating Officer at Sleepy's. After all, there is nothing more important than a great night's sleep."

Starting December 14th, representatives from CWLA will begin collecting donated items from Sleepy's showrooms and distributing them both locally and nationally to children and teens in need through their agency members throughout the country.

"We are proud to partner with Sleepy's on this important effort to provide warmth for hundreds of children and increase awareness of the needs of children in the community." said Christine James-Brown, President of CWLA.

About CWLA
CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Through its programs, publications, research, conferences, professional development, and consultation, CWLA speaks with authority and candor about the status and the needs of American children, young people, and families. As the nationally recognized standard-setter for child welfare services, CWLA provides direct support to agencies that serve children and families, improving the quality of the services they provide to more than nine million children every year.

About Sleepy's
Sleepy's, The Mattress Professionals(R) is a privately-owned 4 generation company with over 700 locations in thirteen states, spanning from Vermont to West Virginia. Throughout Sleepy's 52-year history, they have supported the idea that one mattress does not fit all, carrying a wide selection of mattresses so their customers are certain to find the one that suits them best. Keeping up-to-date on all the latest innovations in sleep technology, Sleepy's, The Mattress Professionals(R) carries the latest in Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Beautyrest, Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, Sleep To Live mattresses and 12 other brands to fit any price range or comfort level. For more information, call 1-800-SLEEPYS (1-800-753-3797), or visit us at www.sleepys.com.


Since 1920, CWLA has been the nation's preeminent membership-based organization dedicated to ensuring that disadvantaged and vulnerable children are protected from harm and have the tools and resources they need to grow into healthy and happy adults. CWLA is the trusted authority for professionals who work with children and the only national organization with public and private member agencies working across all sectors of the children's services field.


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