LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tempur Sealy donated 40 medical mattresses to the Hope Center Emergency Shelter clients who are staying temporarily at Transylvania University’s Beck Center and 100 mattresses to the Ball-Quantrell Jones Recovery Center for Women.
“Two of Tempur Sealy’s core values are ‘We care about each other,’ and “We do the right thing,’” said Rick Maynard, senior manager of public relations for Tempur Sealy. “We appreciate the opportunity to support the fine work the Hope Center is doing in our hometown of Lexington during this unprecedented and challenging time.”
The men previously had been sleeping on older mats from the shelter.
“We would like to thank Tempur Sealy for supporting the care and comfort of our men staying at the Transylvania University Beck Center by graciously donating 40 new mattresses,” Hope Center Interim Executive Director Janice James said. “Our clients were ecstatic. And the women in the recovery program are equally excited about this donation. We thank Tempur Sealy for this amazing gift and for being a caring community partner during this challenging time.”
The Hope Center also continues to seek donations of:
- Washable laundry bags
- Toiletries such as razors and shaving cream, shampoo and deodorant
- Swipe thermometers
- Hand sanitizer
- Cleaning supplies to help with the increased cleaning, which occurs at least four times per day
- Over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol and alcohol-free cough syrup
- Bottled water
To drop off a donation, please put items in a box or bag and bring it to the Privett Men’s Recovery Center at 250 West Loudon Avenue between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 859-225-4673 when you arrive, and a staff member will retrieve the donation from your car. There is no need to enter the building.
In addition, monetary donations can be made by visiting https://www.hopectr.org/donations/.