The Mattress Factory of Fanwood, NJ proudly participates in various charity events and organizations. Here is a small taste of some, with more to come.
Chamber of Commerce “Big Event”
The Mattress Factory hosted the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce “Big Event” on February 17, 2010.
Over 120 local business people attended the event. This event brought together the Fanwood Professional Business Association, the Scotch Plains Business Association, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce with the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event was catered by Cafe Gallo of Edison, NJ and Rosies Wine bar of Garwood, NJ.
Girl Scout MLK Donation Drive
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 52 ran a donation drive of small used household items like small kitchen appliances, dishes, pots & pans, children’s books, toys, decorative items etc. for families in need.
The drive was held at Forest Road Park from 11:30am-1:30pm – the best time of the day! We had droves of people from our communities and neighboring towns like Westfield, Cranford, and Plainfield bring in things from their basements and attics that they didn’t need.
From crockery to microwaves, from bed linens to TVs, from games and puzzles to kiddie chairs, the collection was overwhelming.
The girls and troop parents sorted the items, loaded cars and the truck (donated by Mattress Factory) and delivered the collection to Furniture Assist (www.furnitureassist.com) in Kenilworth. Pictured above is a volunteer from Furniture Assist speaking to Troop 52 about their organization & what they do.
It was a fulfilling day for the girls and troop families not to forget the donors who felt a sense of relief at de-cluttering their homes while helping others in need.
We want to thank the community for coming out to support our call and special thanks to the Scotch Plains Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service organizers for helping us find the meaning in this day.
The Mattress Factory Donates drivers and our delivery trucks with the help of Westfield Jaycees members to pickup donated household items and deliver them to the Furniture Assist warehouse in Kenilworth, NJ.
The Jaycee volunteers meet The Mattress Factory volunteers early on Sunday mornings. Furniture Assist supplies the donation addresses and in short order we have helped to furnish the homes of people facing hardships we all hope to never have to face.
Furniture Assist was established to provide furniture, appliances and other household items, free of charge, to families or individuals in need.
A need may include, but not be limited to, a previously homeless family or individual, trying to set up a new living arrangement, a financially challenged family or person, needing additional items for their home, a battered spouse establishing a new home, a medical emergency which creates a need or a need arising from a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or other disaster.
Furniture Assist takes donations of goods from individuals and organizations that have items they are looking to get rid of, yet are still in good useable condition. In turn, these items are made available to those in need.