Furniture Sharehouse

Tempur-Pedic, United Way of Westchester & Putnam Donate 106 Mattresses


On June 2nd, Furniture Sharehouse received a donation of 106 mattresses from Tempur-Pedic that was made possible by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Gift-in-Kind Program.


Kate Bialo, Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse, says beds are the biggest need clients have.


“This wonderful donation, made possible by Tempur-Pedic and The United Way of Westchester and Putnam, will make a huge difference in the lives of dozens of families who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor,” Bialo said.


“Every day furniture is thrown away because people don’t know where to donate it. At the same time, we see others who are in such desperate need” said Naomi Adler, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam.  “Our Gifts-in-Kind program helps put an end to the waste by getting donations to the charities that need them most”.


The Manning family of Yonkers was one of the first families to receive some of the Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Their four young sons, who had been sleeping on broken mattresses,were having a hard time in school because they couldn’t get a good night’s sleep. “They are tired during the day because of the restless sleep and their concentration isn’t where it needs to be” said Cassandra Manning.  “This will be a tremendous help for our family and I am just so very grateful.”


Furniture Sharehouse also thanks John and Connie Levene and CONRI Services of Hawthorne, who donated free storage and transportation for the mattresses so they can be distributed a few dozen at a time.


Pictured: (top) Connie Levene (left) and John Levene (on truck) of CONRI Services, Naomi Adler, CEO of United Way of Westchester Putnam (center) and Kate Bialo, Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse (right)


Naomi Adler with Deshawn and Cassandra Manning