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Donors Make a Difference | Children Returning from Out-of-Home Care Receive Beds

donors make a difference

Donors have the power to make a world of difference in the lives of children and families in need. Recently, KVC staff members noticed that children being safely reunified with their families after a short time in foster care were in need of beds. Luckily, a generous donor stepped in.

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Patt Groeringer of Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm Donates Beds to Children in Need

Last December, Patt Goeringer with Mattress Firm sat down with KVC Community Resource Specialist Alex Mahaffey to discuss the need for beds for children throughout West Virginia. Within two weeks, Patt was able to donate eight mattresses and box springs. The number eight may seem small to some, but to the children and families who needed new beds, that number means the world. It means going home and having a bed to call your own — a sanctuary and a comfort zone.

Without the help of Mattress Firm, a generous business committed to helping the community, KVC might not have been able to solve this problem so easily. When thanking Patt for the donations, he responded:

“Anything we can do to help the kids we will try and do it. Every little bit helps.”

It’s amazing what a giving spirit and collaboration between the business community and nonprofits can accomplish!

KVC would like to formally thank Patt Goeringer with Mattress Firm for their in-kind donation of mattresses and box springs to the children of West Virginia. Every child deserves a clean, safe bed on which to rest their head each and every night. The company has a national initiative called Mattress Firm Foster Kids, with Olympic gymnast Simone Biles as the primary spokesperson, aimed at meeting the needs of children in foster care. People magazine recently profiled Biles’ life including her time in foster care, adoption and current partnership with Mattress Firm to help children.

You can help children and families right now! We encourage you to help any way you can through fostering, adopting, donating, volunteering or tell us how you’d like to help.

Want to become a corporate donor? Call 304-347-9818 or email amahaffey@kvc.org

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KVC West Virginia is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our goal is to keep children with their own families and communities, providing wraparound services to make reunification possible. When children or teens have to enter out-of-home care due to family difficulties, it is a top priority of KVC West Virginia to ensure that they remain safely in their own communities and reduce reliance on congregate care.