Quantcast

Making A Difference: Lexington Company And Foster Care Council B - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Making A Difference: Lexington Company And Foster Care Council Bring Mattresses To Kids In Need

Posted: Updated:

One Lexington-based company is working to help kids who may not be getting a good night's sleep.

Tempur-Pedic partnered with The Foster Care Council of Lexington to donate mattresses to kids in need.

“A good night's rest, you know how they feel the next day helps in their behavior, their academics,” said Cassie Slone, the Executive Director of The Foster Care Council.

The mattresses were handed out to families of foster children in Fayette County.

"Today we're very proud to be partnering with the foster care council of Lexington to provide over 120 mattresses to some great children and families,” said Brent Pfister, the Vice President of Marketing at Tempur-Pedic.

The numbers are high, but The Foster Care Council and Tempur-Pedic were determined to help as many people as they can.

"There are 800 plus foster kids in the Fayette County foster care system, and we the foster care council tries to help as many foster kids as we can,” said Slone. 

Slone said that this is the first year the council has partnered with Tempur-Pedic. She hopes in the coming years they will be able to expand their mattress donations to different counties. 

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Baby Whose Mother Chose Giving Birth Over Chemo Has Died

    Baby Whose Mother Chose Giving Birth Over Chemo Has Died

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:27:27 GMT
    (Nick DeKlyen/Courtesy of Sonya Nelson via AP File)(Nick DeKlyen/Courtesy of Sonya Nelson via AP File)
    DETROIT (AP) — The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving birth to her sixth child. Relatives said Life had been doing better than expected after being born prematurely at 1 pound, 4 ounces (567 g...
    DETROIT (AP) — The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving birth to her sixth child. Relatives said Life had been doing better than expected after being born prematurely at 1 pound, 4 ounces (567 g...
  • Woman Accused Of Sexual Assault Of Police Officer

    Woman Accused Of Sexual Assault Of Police Officer

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:49 AM EDT2017-09-21 09:49:58 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (The Kentucky New Era)-- A woman is accused of first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree assault on a police officer after the officer said the woman grabbed her genital area, threatened to kill her and spit directly into the her eyes. Aaron Nifong, 31, of Glasgow, was awaiting a mental evaluation Saturday at LifeSkills when she said she needed to use the restroom, according to her arrest citation. When she finished and extended her hands to be handcuffe...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (The Kentucky New Era)-- A woman is accused of first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree assault on a police officer after the officer said the woman grabbed her genital area, threatened to kill her and spit directly into the her eyes. Aaron Nifong, 31, of Glasgow, was awaiting a mental evaluation Saturday at LifeSkills when she said she needed to use the restroom, according to her arrest citation. When she finished and extended her hands to be handcuffe...
  • Woman Found Dead After 2 Days In Bathroom Stall

    Woman Found Dead After 2 Days In Bathroom Stall

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-09-21 12:16:28 GMT
    Source: Terrence Austin/WLS/CNNSource: Terrence Austin/WLS/CNN
    BURR RIDGE, IL (WLS/CNN) – The family of a Chicago woman, who was found dead inside a health club bathroom stall, is demanding to know how their loved one was overlooked for two days. A patron of Life Time Fitness noticed after her workout July 14 that the same woman appeared to have been in the same bathroom stall for about two hours and notified an employee, police say. The employee went into the bathroom, got no response from the patron and went underneath the stall, findin...
    BURR RIDGE, IL (WLS/CNN) – The family of a Chicago woman, who was found dead inside a health club bathroom stall, is demanding to know how their loved one was overlooked for two days. A patron of Life Time Fitness noticed after her workout July 14 that the same woman appeared to have been in the same bathroom stall for about two hours and notified an employee, police say. The employee went into the bathroom, got no response from the patron and went underneath the stall, findin...
Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2017, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?