Leesa Partners with Shark Tank Investor Daymond John to Donate 270 Mattresses to Philadelphia’s Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 26, 2017) – Direct-to-consumer online luxury mattress retailer Leesaannounced that it has teamed up with Shark Tank investor Daymond John to donate 270 mattresses to the Philadelphia-based Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. The donation, with a retail value of more than $55,000, will allow the organization an opportunity to replace all of their currently worn-down beds across their emergency, long-term, women and family programs. This event kicks off an ongoing partnership between Leesa and Daymond John, purpose-built to shed light on the problems people face while seeking refuge from homelessness, human trafficking and domestic risk.
As part of Leesa’s One-Ten program, which donates one mattress for every ten Leesa sells, Daymond John and Jen-Ai Notman, head of social impact at Leesa, deliver and unbox the brand new mattresses alongside residents and staff, honoring an organization that has provided services and second chances to those in need. Last year alone, Sunday Breakfast provided 62,219 nights of shelter to people in need.
“Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is excited to be the recipients of 270 new, custom mattresses from Leesa, “ said Robert McGann, Director of Advancement at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. “For 139 years, Sunday Breakfast has provided meals, and a safe night’s rest, to the homeless and disadvantaged in the greater Philadelphia area. Thanks to our friends at Leesa, our guests can continue to sleep soundly tonight, so that they can have a better tomorrow.”
“It is the nonprofits and shelters we work with like Sunday Breakfast that allow our social impact program to thrive in local communities across the nation; they encourage us to continue growing our giving efforts – a key foundation that Leesa was built upon,” said Jen-Ai Notman, Head of Social Impact at Leesa. “Our goal is to provide a quality mattress and a comfortable place to sleep for members of Sunday Breakfast, and other nonprofits like it, so they can start on the journey back to hope, and begin to dream again.”
Daymond John, founder and Chairman of the globally recognized FUBU Apparel brand, as well as star of the ABC Emmy Award-winning TV show “Shark Tank,” has philanthropic roots that run deep. Previous recipient of the prestigious Hennessy VSOP Privilege Award for giving back to the community, Daymond has focused many of his nonprofit efforts on teaching entrepreneurism and reducing gun and gang violence. His passion for philanthropies like The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council and The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurism as well as his mission to improve conditions in poor and disadvantaged communities make him a valuable partner to this effort.
To get involved and learn more about Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, and Leesa’s One-Ten program, please visit:
About Leesa Sleep, LLC
Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Leesa is a direct-to-consumer online luxury mattress company that offers 100 percent American-made mattresses delivered directly to consumers’ doors. From its start, Leesa has measured its own success not just by the bottom line, but by the company’s overall social impact. To date, Leesa’s One-Ten program has provided more than 12,000 new mattresses to those in need, through hundreds of giving partners across the U.S., the UK and Canada. Leesa offers a 100-night risk-free trial, free shipping, and no-hassle returns. The company currently offers free shipping to the U.S., U.K. and Canada. For more information visit www.leesa.com.
About Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
Since the Mission’s founding in 1878, Sunday Breakfast has grown to be the largest emergency homeless shelter in Philadelphia, and the only provider of the three free meals a day, 365 days a year to homeless men, women, and children. Sunday Breakfast has become a safe haven for the homeless community by ministering to the mind, body, and spirit of anyone who walks through our doors. www.sundaybreakfast.org