Tempur-Pedic donating beds to Ronald McDonald hospital rooms
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, April 5, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tempur-Pedic International has announced it is donating beds to every participating Ronald McDonald Family Room in hospitals across the country, expanding its longstanding support of the nonprofit group.
By the end of this year, the bedding manufacturer said, it also will fulfill its goal of donating mattresses to every participating Ronald McDonald House in the United States.
The charity's mission is to create, find and support programs that improve the health and wellbeing of children. Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, most of which are near a pediatric or intensive care unit, offer family members a place to rest and regroup at the hospital, close to their sick child.
Tempur-Pedic will celebrate its expanded bed donation commitment with the opening of a new Ronald McDonald Family Room at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., which is among the first in the nation to receive donated Tempur-Pedic beds.
"Our mission at Tempur-Pedic is to help people get their best possible night's sleep. We're proud that we will reach our 2013 milestone of providing mattresses to the families who are served by RMHC," said Rick Anderson, president of Tempur-Pedic North America. "And we are pleased to have the opportunity to continue our support by making a new pledge to donate more mattresses to Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in hospitals, so we can help provide comfort to families in their time of need."
Tempur-Pedic began outfitting Ronald McDonald Houses with beds in 2009 with an initial donation to four Ronald McDonald Houses. Since then, the company has provided more than 5,000 beds to the charity.
"The impact of Tempur-Pedic's gift is immeasurable - we know that children cope better and heal faster when their families can be close by and Ronald McDonald Houses provide all the comforts of home, keeping families together while their child receives critical care at a nearby hospital. The additional mattress donations to Ronald McDonald Family Rooms will have an even broader impact, allowing families to stay together right in the hospital," said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House.
- Nov 26, 2013
- Aug 29, 2013