SOURCE: Sleep Country USA

December 05, 2007 10:00 ET

Sleep Country USA Secret Santa Toy Drive Starts on Heels of Successful Winter Coat Drive for Foster Kids

Annual Coat Drive Garners 29% Increase in Donations, Providing Thousands of Foster Kids With Winter Coats; Toy Drive Begins to Help Every Foster Child Get a Visit From Santa

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - The chill in the air, the frost on the trees, wet leaves beneath their feet -- thanks to the generous donations from the community and area businesses, 2,200 foster children will be a little warmer this winter. Sleep Country USA (, the Northwest's largest seller of premium mattresses, announced today that its annual Sleep Country Foster Kids Coat Drive brought in nearly 30% more donations than last year -- giving an additional 300 foster children new coats.

Sleep Country USA celebrates this success while kicking off its annual Secret Santa Toy Drive, which began on November 19th, and runs through December 16th. The company is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts to help the area's 26,000 foster children have a more enjoyable holiday season. Lists for Santa include: Art Kits, Books, Lego's, Dolls, Dress-Up Kits, Board Games, and Personal Care Kits (bath sets).

"We are thrilled at the tremendous response we've received from our community -- individuals and businesses alike -- to help local foster children stay warm this winter," said Terry Horsley, Vice President of Brand Strategy, Sleep Country USA. "As we close the year with two very important drives, we strive to continue to increase our impact, especially during the holidays, which is often a difficult time for children to be without their family. It's easy to share the joy of the season by purchasing a few extra gifts for those that may otherwise go without."

Donate today at any of the company's more than 70 stores throughout Washington and Oregon. To find the store nearest you, call 888-88SLEEP or visit

Sleep Country knows that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child.

About Sleep Country USA

Sleep Country USA is the No. 1 mattress seller in the Northwestern United States, with more than 70 mattress retail stores throughout Washington and Oregon. The company was founded in 1991 and features top-quality brand-name mattresses and premium adjustable beds, futons, and wood and metal accent beds. An industry visionary, Sleep Country USA strives to help every customer "choose well to live well." The company is active in its communities, hosting ongoing events that benefit the area's more than 26,000 foster children. For more information about Sleep Country USA or Sleep Country Foster Kids, please visit

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