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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 3, 2015

Transition House, Montecito Fire Department, Sit ‘n Sleep, and Tempur-Pedic Host Event to Celebrate Large Mattresses Donation

Mattress Donation Will Honor Transition House’s Invaluable Support to Local Families

Who:  Transition House, a facility that provides emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing to Santa Barbara area homeless families; Sit ‘n Sleep, Southern California’s largest mattress retailer; Tempur-Pedic, the most highly recommended bed in America; and the Montecito Fire Department, a longtime supporter of Transition House.
What:  Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic are hosting a celebratory event to honor Transition House and the donation of 35 new mattresses to the shelter. The donation will benefit local homeless families that are receiving support services in Transition House’s three stage housing program. Transition House provides assistance to families in crisis situations by helping them acquire the tools necessary for self-sufficiency. The generous mattress donation will replace Transition House’s worn out beds, some of which are more than a decade old. Everyone deserves the opportunity to sleep with dignity, and these new mattresses will comfort families as they work toward a promising future.
Transition House relies on community support and donations from local businesses and organizations, like Sit ‘n Sleep. The donated mattresses will provide extra comfort to local families who seek shelter, stability, safety, and a good night’s sleep at Transition House.
Sit ‘n Sleep CEO Larry Miller, Transition House Executive Director Kathleen Baushke, and representatives from Montecito Fire Protection District will be speaking at a short ceremony to discuss the impact the beds will have on Transition House and the families it supports. The Montecito Fire Department will also be in attendance to show their support for Transition House, this donation and Sit ‘n Sleep. Two years ago Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic donated new mattresses to the Montecito Fire Department, replacing their old, worn out beds.
Date:  Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 434 East Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Parking: There is space in the front of the shelter for media trucks to park.

Phone Number: Nikki Neumann: 518.669.6455; Emily Brandwin: 818.501.0828

Visuals: Tour of Transition House and bedrooms
Montecito Fire Department unloading the Sit ‘n Sleep mattresses into the shelter’s bedrooms
Donation Ceremony with remarks from Sit ‘n Sleep CEO Larry Miller and Transition House Executive Director Kathleen Baushke, and representatives from Montecito Fire Protection District,
Transition House Staff and Community Supporters

Media Comment: Sit ‘n Sleep CEO Larry Miller, Transition House Executive Director Kathleen Baushke, and representatives from Montecito Fire Protection District are available for comments to discuss the impact of the donation and the companies’ commitment to the local community.

Contact

Public Relations Contact information:
Emily Weinstock, Dotted Line Communications
Emily@dottedlinecomm.com; 818.501.0828

Nikki Neumann, Dotted Line Communications
Nikki@dottedlinecomm.com; 518.669.6455

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