BEDGEAR Foundation Partners with North Outpost Charitable Fund and Help Ukraine Center to Donate Hundreds of Sleeping Bags to Ukrainian Military and Refugees
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the war in Ukraine, the BEDGEAR Foundation, BEDGEAR’s registered 501(c)3 arm, has partnered with North Outpost Charitable Fund and Help Ukraine Center to provide about 400 sleeping bags to areas near the war front in Sumy, Chernigov and Kharkov.
BEDGEAR Foundation donated sleeping bags to the Help Ukraine Center, which distributed them to two humanitarian centers, one in Sumy, north Ukraine, and the other in Boryspil, central Ukraine. Both centers care for displaced refugees and territorial defense soldiers and have helped more than 2,000 refugees from the northern and eastern regions of Ukraine. Help Ukraine Center also distributed sleeping bags to two military units based on the border with Russia. These centers help the military by preparing food, weaving camouflage nets and sewing clothes.
“Humanitarian is one of BEDGEAR’s core values and part of BEDGEAR Foundation’s mission is to build world peace through commerce,” said Shana Rocheleau, BEDGEAR’s EVP of Strategy, who was personally committed in securing the sleeping bags. “We are deeply saddened by the devastating effects on the Ukrainian people. However, we are grateful to be given the opportunity to help in any small way.”
In letter addressed to Rocheleau and BEDGEAR, “The team of the Charitable Fund North Outpost express deep gratitude to BEDGEAR (USA) for the assistance and comprehensive support of the Ukrainian people and in particular refugees and Armed Forces of Ukraine,” stated Anton Gnidenko, Head of the Charitable Fund. “Thank you for your support and cooperation in the most difficult times for Ukraine!”
Over the years, the BEDGEAR Foundation has helped tremendously with the American Cancer Society, Covid-19 and natural disaster recovery efforts, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as well as the wildfires that devastated the Northern California counties.
As the winter months take their toll, the people of Ukraine are without electricity and boilers as well as hospitals, shops, pharmacies and water supply systems. Ukrainians need warm clothes, blankets and other means of heating. The BEDGEAR Foundation is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the North Outpost Charitable Fund and Help Ukraine Center.
For information about the BEDGEAR Foundation, please visit http://www.bedgearfoundation.org/.
About BEDGEAR FOUNDATION
BEDGEAR Foundation, BEDGEAR’s registered 501(c)3 arm, is where the public is encouraged to make a monetary donation, which the BEDGEAR team then uses to buy raw materials for medical supplies, for instance, and transports the final products to their destinations. Over the years, the BEDGEAR Foundation has donated bedding essentials to the first responders at fire stations and participated in natural disaster recovery efforts, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as well as the wildfires that devastated the Northern California counties.
Launched in 2009, BEDGEAR® is the brand of Performance® that provides innovative bedding by focusing on an active lifestyle and well-being. BEDGEAR’s sleep solutions are engineered with fabrics that are moisture wicking, instant cooling and maximize airflow to allow the body to naturally regulate its temperature. With a core belief of One Size Does Not Fit All™, BEDGEAR has redefined the way people view sleep by developing interactive in-store experiences and breathable bedding products that are personally fit to a consumer based on specific factors, including body type, sleep position and temperature. BEDGEAR is dedicated to integrating environmental responsibility into product development to ensure less returned goods are being sent to landfills. BEDGEAR is essential to the rest and recovery routines of professional athletes and active people who need to maximize their sleep. A proud manufacturer in the USA, BEDGEAR offers mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, pet beds as well as travel, kids and baby products that often feature removable and washable covers to maintain a clean and healthy sleep environment. BEDGEAR is represented in more than 4,000 retail stores across the globe and has earned more than 220 U.S. and worldwide patents, trademark registrations and pending applications. Wake Ready™! Learn more at bedgear.com.
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