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Foster Kids Secret Santa Drive

Secret Santa Toy Drive: November 3 – December 14

Be a secret Santa for a foster child in need! Host your own Sleep Country Foster Kids Secret Santa Toy Drive and help spread the joy of the holiday season to foster children in need.

The holidays can be a difficult time for foster children, especially for those who arrive in a new home during this time. You can help make this holiday season a little brighter by hosting your own Sleep Country Foster Kids Secret Santa Toy Drive.

Read on for more details and information about how to get started!

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How it Works

1. Spread the Word About Your Donation Drive

Get the word out about your drive by talking to friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.

Send emails and use your social network to encourage even more people to donate new, unwrapped toys for foster kids of all ages.. Below is a sample email and a sample Facebook post for you to use.

Hang posters in high-traffic areas or distribute to potential donors at gatherings.

Talk up your collection drive at staff meetings, kids’ soccer games, community events or religious gatherings. Send an announcement in your work newsletter or slip the information into a meeting agenda.


2. Collect Your Donations

Create a central place to collect donations, whether it’s your home, a community center or the lobby at work. Clearly mark containers for donation drop-offs.

If a cash donation is preferred, consider starting a personal campaign on our website and asking friends, family and co-workers to donate online through your fundraising page.


3. Drop Off Your Donations to the Nearest Sleep Country USA

Donations are accepted at all of our Sleep Country locations. Use our store locator to find the most convenient drop-off location for you.


4. Share Your Success

Provide us with your name, contact information and a short story about your efforts, and we’ll share your generous story on Facebook and on our website. You deserve the recognition, and it shows other community members that they can make a difference, too!
Email fosterkids@sleepcountry.com


Resources

Need more supplies, information or support?  Contact us at fosterkids@sleepcountry.com or 253-236-0921.


Sample Email

To: Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, PTA

Subject: Help spread holiday cheer to foster kids!

Hi there,

The holidays can be difficult for foster kids, especially for those who arrive in a new home during this time.  In an effort to help Northwest foster kids keep the joy of the holidays in their hearts, I’m supporting Sleep Country’s annual Secret Santa Toy Drive, and I’d love for you to join me!

With the help of  carefully chosen nonprofit foster organization partners, the Sleep Country Foster Kids program takes in donations and disperses them to those children most in need throughout the Northwest. My goal is to collect (number) new, unwrapped gifts, and I need your help!

Donations of new toys, books, gift cards and more can be dropped off at (insert location) by December 14th, and I will take them to Sleep Country. I have fun shopping and can usually find great deals that allow me to buy one or two more items, but if shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you can always donate online, and the shopping will be done on your behalf.

I hope you’ll join me in making this holiday season a little brighter for local children! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

(insert name)


Sample Facebook Post

Help a foster child this holiday season!  Please join me in donating to the Sleep Country Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids. I would like to collect (insert goal #) new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages. I’m collecting donations at (insert drop off location) through December 14th. Or you can donate online at www.sleepcountryfosterkids.org, and the shopping will be done on your behalf. Thanks!
https://www.sleepcountryfosterkids.org


Sample Poster

Secret Santa Poster

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