Imagine being so tired and just wanting to crawl in bed and fall sleep—yet having no place to lay your head. Imagine being a child with no bed to call your own, sleeping on the floor and using a rolled-up jacket for a pillow. Imagine having no comfortable place to call your own… no place to dream a little dream.
That is the harsh reality for hundreds of families and children in our city—every night. It is what advocates call a bed crisis.
Because a bed is one of the most basic human needs, we have launched our
Dream a Little Dream Mattress Program to address the bed crisis.
We are donating brand-new beds to help our neighbors begin to create a functional living space, find stability in their lives and establish self-reliance. If you would like to donate below, 100% of your donation will go directly to the purchase of new mattresses and bed frames.
Why This Matters:
The Impact on a Child Without a Bed
The impact of the bed crisis is sobering, particularly for children. In fact, research shows children without access to quality sleep are*:
87% more likely to drop out of school
69% more likely to struggle with depression
Additional side effects of the bed crisis on children include weaker immune systems, decreased focus, emotional problems, and fewer or weaker relationships.**
Two Ways You Can Help
Visit our Dream a Little Dream giving page to donate funds for mattresses, box springs, bedding, blankets and pillows to those living in poverty and sharing a bed or sleeping on the floor.
Purchase a mattress at Mission 27
As part of this program, our Mission 27 stores will be selling brand-new mattresses (queen, full and twin sizes). For every 10 mattresses that Mission 27 sells, it will give one mattress to the Dream a Little Dream Mattress Program.
*Source: Global Giving