Metro Mattress donates beds to 13 charitable organizations in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region through its “50 Beds in 50 Days” program

By WBNG News

Metro Mattress donates beds to 13 charitable organizations in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region through its “50 Beds in 50 Days” program

April 8, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Metro Mattress, upstate New York’s largest mattress retailer, is donating new beds to 13 charitable organizations in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region as part of its “50 Beds in 50 Days” program.

According to a news release:

The program kicked off in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region in January. Metro Mattress will continue the program in Buffalo this spring, in Rochester over the summer, and in the Albany/Mohawk Valley region this winter. Over the past three years, Metro Mattress has donated 152 beds to 34 charitable organizations throughout the Syracuse/Southern Tier area.

This year in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region, more than 20 501(c)(3) organizations submitted applications requesting a total of 600 beds.

Charitable organizations in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region that will receive beds through the “50 Beds in 50 Days” program include: Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, Ithaca, N.Y.; AIDS Community Resources, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.; Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, Syracuse, N.Y.; Cortland YWCA, Cortland, N.Y.; E. John Gavras Center, Auburn, N.Y.; Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.; McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, Syracuse, N.Y.; Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, Syracuse, N.Y.; Shamrock Animal Fund, Inc., Fayetteville, N.Y.; Soldier On, Syracuse, N.Y.; Spaulding Support Services, Syracuse, N.Y.; Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.; and Vera House, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.

Selected recipients received all or a portion of the beds requested in their applications.

“Once again, we have received an overwhelming response to our ‘50 Beds in 50 Days’ program in the Syracuse/Southern Tier region from charitable organizations that provide services in our community for children in need, individuals suffering abuse, those who are ill and in need of care, veterans, and people who are homeless or underserved,” said David Shiroff, president and CEO of Metro Mattress. “We were able to donate beds to 13 area organizations, and it is our hope that these beds will help provide these people in need with a comfortable night’s sleep.”