(WBNG Binghamton) Metro Mattress, upstate New York’s largest mattress retailer, has launched its fourth annual “50 Beds in 50 Days” charitable program in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region.
According to a news release issued Wednesday:
Over the past three years, Metro Mattress has donated 152 beds to 34 charitable organizations throughout the Syracuse/Southern Tier area that provide services for children in need, individuals suffering from abuse, those who are ill and in need of care, veterans, and people who are homeless or underserved. Across New York State, the program has donated 600 beds in three years to more than 200 nonprofit organizations.
In addition to the Syracuse/Southern Tier area, the company’s “50 Beds in 50 Days” program extends across upstate New York, with mattress donations being made to deserving organizations throughout the Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany/Mohawk Valley regions. Metro Mattress will donate a total of 200 beds by the end of 2013.
To be considered as a recipient of the “50 Beds in 50 Days” program, qualified 501(c)(3) organizations in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region must complete a short application form at www.metromattress.com/50beds50days. Applications must bepostmarked by February 22 to be eligible. Organizations can now visit the “50 Beds in 50 Days” application on the Metro Mattress Facebook page to apply by February 22nd.
“Year after year, Metro Mattress has received an overwhelming response from the community for bed donations through our ‘50 Beds in 50 Days’ program,” said David Shiroff, president and CEO of Metro Mattress. “We are looking forward to kicking off another year of giving back and helping local organizations that do so much for our community.”
In 2012, the newly constructed Central New York Ronald McDonald House in Syracuse received 52 mattresses in support of the organization’s mission of providing a comfortable night of sleep for families with children receiving prolonged medical care at area hospitals or outpatient treatment centers.