For most people in the region, it might be difficult to realize that there are children in our midst who have never had a bed of their own.
For most people in the region, it might be difficult to realize that there are children in our midst who have never had a bed of their own. The Devils Lake Slumberland Furniture store is working to make that a thing of the past, one child at a time.
This holiday season, Slumberland Furniture of Devils Lake, donated 20 mattresses and box spring sets to children in need in the Devils Lake Public School System and to families working with local social services through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays program.
The kind ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church of Starkweather made beautiful quilts for the children to enjoy while sleeping in their new beds. For most of the children, it’s the first bed to call their own.
The Making of Homes for the Holidays program began in 1993. Since then, Slumberland has donated more than 20,000 new mattresses and box springs to deserving families in the community. Last year saw the largest donation in the program’s history with 1,750 bed frames and mattresses donated to local charities.
Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 40 years
Slumberland has expanded to 123 stores across 12 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Simmons Mattresses.
Slumberland of Devils Lake is owned by Gary and Nancy Conkins and is located in downtown Devils Lake.