If you’re like us, knowing that your purchase is also supporting a good cause just makes you feel good. Maybe you have an extra soft spot for helping out the less fortunate or contributing to a respectable charity. And if you’re in the market for a new mattress, you can rest easy in more ways than one knowing that you’re buying from a company that’s also doing good in the world.
Take a look at these seven mattress brands that are giving back to charities, helping out in the community, and supporting the less fortunate as part of their mission. (Oh, and their beds are pretty great too.)
7 mattress companies that give back
Avocado has committed to donate 1% of all sales to select nonprofit organizations to support issues they care deeply about, like climate change, healthy food systems, land management, water resources, pollution and wildlife diversity. You can read more about the non-profit organizations they support to help our planet and the people living on it here.
The mattress itself is also GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment, which means they meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants.
The Bear mattress is designed to help promote muscle recovery, which is especially relevant for athletes or people who lead active lifestyles. And their charitable mission fits the glove for their promotion of health and activity. Bear donates 1% of every sale to Good Sports, an organization that helps children all over the country have access to an active, healthy lifestyle through sports and physical activity.
With the help of Bear, Good Sports has helped children stay active by:
- Donating over $20 million in sports equipment to over 3,2000 organizations and $4.1 million of new apparel and footwear
- Sending over 1,000 individual donations to schools and other community organizations
- Providing 4 million children with new equipment and a chance to stay active
- Donating to every single state in the US
Layla has partnered with the Episcopal Community Services homeless shelter in San Francisco to provide people in need a bed to sleep on. There are currently over 7,500 homeless people in San Francisco and Layla’s efforts are helping to provide comfort, care and a safe place to sleep for those in need.
Leesa is a mattress company that pours its heart and soul into bettering the community, the environment, and helping those less-fortunate get a great night’s sleep. Before we get into the specifics, it’s worth noting that Leesa is a Certified B Corp, meaning they “meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.”
There are three signature programs that are part of Leesa’s social impact mission:
For every 10 Leesa or Sapira mattresses sold, Leesa donates one custom-made mattress to non-profit organizations that serve homeless and at-risk people. Through this program, they have already donated over 25,000 mattresses and counting.
For every mattress sold, Leesa also plants one tree. So far, a total of 135,000 trees have been planted by Leesa. They have partnered with Arbor Day Foundation to plant one million trees by 2025.
One percent of each Leesa employee’s time is spent volunteering for local causes. Staff are given time off to volunteer at local shelters and food banks, and participate in community events. So far, Leesa employees have completed over 2,000 hours of community service and given $150,000 to local causes.
In addition to their ongoing initiatives, Leesa has launched powerful projects to help support those in need.
Leesa Dream Gallery
The Leesa Dream Gallery is mattress store crossed with an art gallery located in New York City. You can check out the Leesa mattress for yourself (without the company of pushy salespeople) and browse through unique pieces of art created by talented, but undiscovered artists. These artists are homeless, formerly homeless and disabled men and women who share their dreams through art. By purchasing their artwork, you can help provide them the funding needed to get back on their feet.
Can’t make it to NYC? You can still support the cause by purchasing a Leesa mattress with a limited edition ArtLifting cover. A portion of the proceeds go to ArtLifting, an organization that connects socially conscious companies with talented artists impacted by homelessness or disabilities.
- In addition to mattress donations, Leesa donates a portion of their profits from sheet sales to 42nd Street, a charity that supports the mental and emotional well-being of young people.
- Leesa offers discounted rates on all products for military, first-responders, teachers and students year round.
Each year, the Saatva organization donates over 250 mattresses to organizations like hospitals, homeless shelters, veteran groups and other non-profit organizations. You can learn more about the organizations Saatva partners with here.
For every mattress sold, Nolah adopts one wildlife animal in an effort to preserve the planet’s wildlife. Before you complete the checkout process, you can choose which animal you would like to be adopted from a selection of 20 endangered animals. You’ll receive an official adoption certificate for your chosen animal, sent by Nolah’s partners, Defenders of Wildlife.
More than 500 animal species are already thought to have gone extinct due to human involvement in the US alone. This is an issue that Nolah is passionate about, which is why they donate 7% of their profits to protecting the planet and its wildlife.
Solay is a new mattress company that’s kicking off with a bang. Bringing the TOMS Shoes one-for-one model to the mattress world, Solay has partnered with Charlotte, NC-based non-profit, Beds for Kids, to provide one bed and one box spring to a child in need for every mattress sold.
Beds for Kids empowers families with children by delivering these beds and essential furniture items to powerfully supplement the family’s resources as they rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. Some of the children and families receiving these beds don’t have a bed to sleep in or a place to sleep in general. Beds for Kids hopes to extend their efforts to different regions across the country with the help of their partnership with Solay.
“We are excited to have Solay joining with us to fight the fight to make sure that every child has a bed to sleep on,” said Daniel Fogarty, Executive Director at Beds for Kids. “Every night there are kids going to sleep on the floor without a bed to call their own. With this partnership, we are able to change that for more children.”
Beds for Kids has provided over 10,000 individuals with new beds.
Know of a mattress company that’s doing good in the world that we haven’t featured here? Let us know and we’ll spread the good word!