LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins and Leesa Sleep provided yesterday eight mattresses and Redskins gift bags, including six tickets and pregame field passes to the preseason game on Aug. 27, to a family in Washington, D.C. The donation was in coordination with the Greater Washington Urban League's Housing Purchase Assistance program.
Bernard Gaddis, a single father to five children, is a native of Washington, D.C., and has served as a First Responder for nine years in the area.
This donation was also part of a greater social impact program by Leesa, which is considered the heart and soul of the company: One-Ten, One-Earth and One-Community. As part of its One-Ten program, Leesa donates one mattress for every 10 sold and to date has provided more than 18,000 mattresses to those in need.
"We are inspired by the work of the Greater Washington Urban League and their tireless effort to provide stable housing to hundreds who need it the most," said David Wolfe, co-founder and CEO of Leesa. "We are honored to be able to partner with the Urban League and the Redskins to help Bernard and his children have a better night's sleep. After all, as a firefighter and a father of five, on call to help others 24 hours a day, he needs to sleep well."
The Greater Washington Urban league serves 65,000 residents in Washington, D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George's County. The organization manages and administers programs in education, employment and training; housing and community development; health promotion, financial literacy and emergency assistance.
"It really is another example of the impact that the Greater Washington Urban League is making in the community, but an impact in collaboration with many great partners," said George H. Lambert, President of the Greater Washington Urban League. "These partners help us to build and strengthen our community. We're delighted to be able to give to the Gaddis family. Thank you to this partnership that we have as well with the city of Washington, D.C., more particularly through the Housing Purchase Assistance Program."