Sleep Country commits $1.5M to support local communities amid COVID-19
Giving initiative to provide mattresses, beds and sleep essentials to vulnerable communities and frontline medical workers
TORONTO – Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. announced on April 20 the company would donate up to $1.5 million worth of mattresses and bedding essentials to communities across Canada impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sleep Country’s donations will help homeless shelters, community living programs and other organizations that are under severe strain to limit overcrowding and implement physical distancing.
In addition, the company says it is helping hospitals and care facilities establish temporary rest and sleeping arrangements for frontline medical personnel working extended hours or needing to practice social distancing to keep them and their families safe.
“The COVID-19 health crisis has established an urgent need to provide vulnerable and at-risk communities across Canada with safe sleeping arrangements that deliver physical distancing measures,” said Dave Friesema, CEO, Sleep Country, in a prepared statement. “We are working closely with community organizations to donate essential sleep products that will support those who need it most, with a safe and secure place to rest each night.”