BedMart, Hawaii’s largest family-owned mattress retailer, announces its mattress donation of 78 Tempur-Pedic mattresses with GBS Enterprise mattress protectors to local nonprofit YWCA O’ahu (Young Women’s Christian Association), a local nonprofit focusing on empowering and supporting women on Oahu. Matson, a shipping company, assisted with the transportation of the product to Hawaii. Honolulu Freight Service, a transportation company, assisted at the mattress donation with moving the product into the bedrooms. This year, BedMart will donate close to $100,000 worth of product at their fall donation event.
On October 17, BedMart President Steven Stone alongside Steve Rusing, Senior VP of Sales at Tempur-Sealy will present the donation to YWCA O’ahu at a mattress donation event at the nonprofits’ facility with employees, partner representatives and other local supporters.
“We take great pride in helping people in the communities in which we do business,” says Stone. “Our goal is to focus our giving to help where the need is greatest. If we can help these women get a better night’s sleep, we know they can tackle the challenges of life rested and ready to go.”
YWCA O’ahu focuses on creating opportunities for women to foster growth, leadership and power. The organization also works for social and racial justice in their communities. They offer transitional housing, family events, health and wellness programs and career development opportunities.
“This incredible offer was hard to believe initially – replacing the mattresses at YWCA Fernhurst Residence has been on our “to-do” list but something we have not been able to,” says Noriko Namiki, YWCA O’ahu CEO. “We believe having a good night sleep is one of the key factors to self-care that contributes to one’s overall well-being. These mattresses will provide a sense of comfort, safety and security to our residents at Fernhurst. We are so grateful to the thoughtful gifts from BedMart.”
BedMart is pleased to partner with this organization and contribute to furnish their transitional housing for women who complete the nonprofits’ furlough program post their release from prison.
About YWCA O‘AHU
Founded in 1900, YWCA O‘ahu is the oldest and largest women’s membership organization in Hawai‘i supporting women and girls through housing, economic self-sufficiency, professional development and health and wellness. YWCA O‘ahu has more than 1,800 members and three unique facilities on the island of O‘ahu including the flagship YWCA Laniākea in downtown Honolulu, YWCA Fernhurst residence in Makiki and YWCA Kokokahi recreational site in Kāne‘ohe. Over two million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.ywcaoahu.org.