Ashley-HopetoDream-Blog.jpgEvery kid deserves to have a bed to dream in.

That’s the premise behind Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream charity, started in 2010 with the goal of making sure sweet dreams are never too far away for children in need.

The charity, first launched in Jacksonville, Florida, is a “buy a mattress, give a mattress” program that gives portion of the proceeds from every Ashley HomeStore mattress set sale to help provide children in need with a free twin mattress and bed frame, along with bedding and pillows.

Since starting A Hope to Dream, Ashley HomeStore has donated more than 40,000 beds to children across the nation and world. Though that may seem like a hefty number, unfortunately there’s still a lot of work to be done. Approximately 26 percent of children in Arizona live in poverty (about 421,000 kids). That means many can’t afford basic necessities like mattresses or adequate bedding. Children in the foster care program (more than 18,000 kids in Arizona) also often need extra support accessing beds and other daily supplies.

From now until April 30, in addition to donating proceeds of every bed sale to the charity, Ashley HomeStore of Tucson and Green Valley will also donate a bed to a child in need for every mattress purchase of $999 or more.

To help celebrate the gift of giving children a bed to call their own, Ashley HomeStore and Hope to Dream partner with NFL teams across the country to throw Hope to Dream Sleepovers. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Ashley HomeStore hosted the fifth annual Hope to Dream Stadium Sleepover in August last year, inviting hundreds of children in need to a slumber party complete with food, fun, and games – and of course, their very own bed set to take home. Similar sleepovers took place with the Dallas Cowboys, and more NFL partnerships are in the works for this year.

Stop into Ashley Furniture of Tucson and Green Valley to get involved and find a great mattress set for your home. Their team is more than just your local furniture experts – they’re members of the community and are committed to helping Tucson families in need.

To learn more about the Hope to Dream program, and to nominate a child deserving of a new mattress, please visit AshleyFurnitureHomestore.com/en/A-Hope-To-Dream.

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