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Denver Mattress Company's Charity Campaign Benefits Rescue Missions Throughout the Midwest This Holiday Season

Submitted by: Denver Mattress Company

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Dec 12, 2006 – 02:45 PM EST


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2006--Denver Mattress Company has donated a combined total of over $61,000 to various rescue missions throughout the Midwest this holiday season.

The donations were raised from an in-store charity campaign.

Additional funds were raised through a secondary campaign underwritten by Denver Mattress Company. This campaign, supported by newspaper and television advertising, was created to solicit individual contributions for the missions.

The following contains comments regarding how the donations will positively affect the missions' operations:

"I want to thank you for your gift the past three years. It has meant the difference of kids getting presents or not getting presents. The need increases every year and your gift allows us to keep up with the demand. Not only do they get presents, the Denver Mattress Company donation gives them a Christmas food box complete with a turkey for over 300 families. Thank you for helping those who cannot help themselves."

-- Pastor Rob Miltenberger, Victory Center Rescue Mission, Clinton, IA

"On behalf of abused women and children throughout the Quad Cities, Christian Care's Domestic Violence Shelter wishes to thank Denver Mattress Co. for its generous donation to our ministry. These funds will help us to continue providing a safe haven, food, clothing, and spiritual comfort to women and children in need. We send our sincere gratitude and warm wishes to everyone who made this donation possible."

-- Mrs. Elaine Winter, Executive Director, Rock Island Rescue Mission, Rock Island, IL

"During the month of November, Contact Ministries Agency was the recipient of the Denver Mattress in-store charity campaign. The needs are many in our crisis/referral agency, but prescriptions are important because many families and seniors in our community do not have enough money to buy food and prescriptions. They buy one or the other, sometimes not taking life-saving medication due to the lack of funds. Your contribution of over $3,600 will help, as we have no other funding for prescriptions. This will help us to continue our mission of helping people in times of need. Thank you so much."

-- Estelle Smith, Interim Director, Contact Ministries, Springfield, IL

"We're tremendously grateful to Denver Mattress for this donation.
It only costs us around $1.84 to serve a hot meal to somebody, so this will go far in helping us care for those in need. Hunger seems more aggressive when it's cold outside; but it doesn't have to be as long as there are places like Home Sweet Home Ministries being supported by places like Denver Mattress. Thank you and God bless."

-- Sabrina Burkiewicz, Marketing and Media Relations, Home Sweet Home Ministries, Bloomington, IL

"The gift from Denver Mattress will provide food, clothing, shelter and HOPE to the neediest people in our community. We are truly grateful for their generous support."

-- Rev. Jerry Trecek, Executive Director, Peoria Rescue Ministries, Peoria, IL

"Rockford Rescue Mission is extremely grateful to Denver Mattress Company for their support and partnership. This donation will be used to provide food, shelter and counseling to the homeless and hurting people who seek help at the Mission."

-- Sherry Pitney, Executive Director, Rockford Rescue Mission, Rockford, IL

"Because of companies like Denver Mattress who have a heart for and a willingness to give to homeless and less fortunate in our community, we are better able to minister to those in need who come through our doors here at Faith Mission of Elkhart."

-- Mike Perez, Development Director, Faith Mission of Elkhart, Elkhart, IN

"According to Dave Humphreys, senior pastor for Rescue Ministries, 'Denver Mattress Company has been a long-standing partner with the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission in caring for the homeless of northeast Indiana. Their annual Thanksgiving campaign not only raises awareness of homeless issues in the community, but also shares their profits so the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission can better help those in need. We greatly appreciate their partnership. Thank you.'"

-- Pastor Jeff Keplar, Vice President for Community Relations, Rescue Ministries and Foundation, Fort Wayne, IN

"Hope Rescue Mission is actively working to enhance our Hope4Kids child development program. Hope4Kids, which is based on the High/Scope child development model, pursues three goals for every family coming to Hope: Providing high-quality developmental care for children while living at Hope. Creating effective and responsive parents. Connecting children and parents with the support they will need after leaving Hope. Denver Mattress' generous gift will help Hope Rescue Mission expand the scope and quality of the Hope4Kids program through the purchase of classroom supplies and through additional training opportunities for staff. We are very grateful to Denver Mattress for helping us give the children we serve hope for a better future."

-- David Vanderveen, Executive Director, Hope Rescue Mission, South Bend, IN

"This time of the year there are just so many needs that your generous contribution comes at just the right time. We have just finished our Thanksgiving program where we distributed 391 Thanksgiving meal baskets, along with the hundreds that were fed. Christmas is approaching rapidly and I am sure the money will be spent to bring a little joy to the less fortunate."

-- Thomas Knight, Carriage Town Ministries, Flint, MI

"We are grateful for the generosity of Denver Mattress' employees.
This gift comes at a wonderful time. We're in the middle of our Celebrate Hope Campaign, which is our effort to raise $3.4 million, half of our annual budget, by January 31st. Thank you for helping City Union Mission put the pieces back together by reaching out to the poor and homeless in Kansas City."

-- Dan Doty, Executive Director, City Union Mission, Kansas City, MO

"Victory Mission provides shelter, meals and so much more for men and families in Springfield. We are privileged to have Denver Mattress as a partner in eliminating poverty from the inside out. Their generous contribution will help provide food to families, warm clothing through our Thrift Store, shelter for the homeless and life-changing programs that give hope and new life skills to the men in Victory Trade School and women in our Victory House New Life Program."

-- Rev. Jim Harriger, Executive Director, Springfield Victory Mission, Springfield, MO

"Thank you, Denver Mattress, for thinking of Cherry Street again this holiday season. We are fortunate that your company supports our efforts every year. We are so appreciative of the generosity that Denver Mattress demonstrates every holiday season to the poor and homeless in our community. They truly make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children that we serve."

-- Rodney O. Schuster, Director of Development, Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Toledo, OH

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