INDIANAPOLIS–Leesa Sleep and former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee are donating 100 mattresses to Coburn Place to support domestic violence survivors and their children.
Leesa Sleep, Inc. is a direct-to-consumer online luxury mattress company that offers American-made mattresses delivered directly to people’s doors. They began a partnership with Coburn Place in 2017. Coburn Place is the largest provider of housing and support for victims of domestic violence in Indianapolis. Their services address both immediate and long-term safety, overall well-being, long-term self-sufficiency, and permanent housing stability.
McAfee recently spoke with some domestic violence survivors in Noblesville.
“The thing about it is that the fear is much larger than any physicality. It’s like a mental trap that people feel like they’re in. That’s why I’m proud to work with Leesa. It’s about taking care of some people who have been through some rough and rocky things and setting them up for a future,” McAfee said.
That’s why he believes something as simple as providing a comfortable mattress to people who have gone through domestic violence can make a big difference.
“It isn’t only just a bed. It’s about rest and recovery. It’s a place to hang out, you watch the TV, you get recharged,” McAfee said.
McAfee joined forces with Leesa after he learned about their commitment to providing better rest for people in need.
“They want to make the world a better place. Leesa plants a tree for every bed that’s sold, so they’re helping make the world a little greener. They also donate one bed for every ten beds sold,” McAfee said.
Leesa also gives mattresses to over 1,000 giving partners across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
“I am proud to give back to my community and provide something so simple, yet so impactful, as a better place for these kids to lay their heads at night,” says McAfee, “It is a privilege to be a small part of the impact that Coburn Place has on Indianapolis, a city near and dear to my heart.”
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