Living Spaces Donates New Bed Sets for Arizona’s Children in Foster Care
By Lisa Padilla -
Friday Feb 14, 2020
Living Spaces delivered the first 100 of 449 donated twin bed sets to Arizona Helping Hands (AZHH) on Wednesday, February 12. Through its nationwide Buy One, Give One initiative, a pledge to donate one mattress set for a child in foster care for every customer who purchases a qualifying bed set during the sales period, the furniture store has donated more than 1,000 new twin bed sets over the last three years to the Safe Place to Sleep program.
“It’s always a pleasure to support Arizona Helping Hands,” said Grover Geiselman, co-founder and CEO of Living Spaces. “We are humbled by the joy that their team brings to kids in really difficult situations, and we’re glad that we can partner with such a great cause.”
Last year, AZHH provided 3,536 beds and cribs for foster kids through its Safe Place to Sleep program. Shy of two months into the new year, the nonprofit has already distributed 353 beds and cribs, and with more than 14,000 children in the foster care system, demand continues to grow.
“Living Spaces exemplifies the spirit of corporate philanthropy,” said Dan Shufelt, CEO of Arizona Helping Hands. “They have donated more than 1,300 beds over the past 3 years to assist in our work, a contribution that exceeds $600,000 in value. We are so appreciative of their support and of all companies that recognize they have a responsibility to give back and help children in foster care.”
One local guardian, “Grandma Deborah”, benefited from Living Spaces’ donation to help provide a safe place for her grandkids to sleep after receiving last-minute notice of kinship placement.
“You can't adequately prepare to have children placed in your care,” she said. “The assistance provided to me will ensure that the boys will sleep comfortably tonight.”
For more information about Arizona Helping Hands, visit azhelpinghands.org.