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Lifestyle

Mattress fundraiser brings in more than $10,000 for FVOAS

Pictured from left are FVOAS Executive Director Cindy Worsley, Beverly Newton, Randy Gonigam of Essential Bed, Rita Penman and Peg Shumway.
Pictured from left are FVOAS Executive Director Cindy Worsley, Beverly Newton, Randy Gonigam of Essential Bed, Rita Penman and Peg Shumway.

A recent mattress fundraiser was a win-win for Fox Valley Older Adult Services and many new mattress owners.

"This was a unique opportunity to test and purchase a great quality new mattress at a price lower than can be found in mattress stores, department stores or furniture stores," said a news release from the agency. "With each new mattress purchased at the FVOAS mattress fundraiser, part of the profits were directed to FVOAS."

Following the fundraiser, Essential Bed donated more than $10,000 to FVOAS. 

"The success of this fundraiser was assured by the combination of extremely high quality and good priced merchandise complimented by helpful staff from Essential Bed," said the news release.

Those interested in participating can still take advantage of the prices and selection by visiting the Essential Bed website and setting up a personal appointment. Essential Bed has agreed to continue to donate a portion of the proceeds to FVOAS. 

FVOAS offers programming and services to seniors in a multi-county area. Through the generosity of both business and private donors, FVOAS, for the past 44 years, has been able to help seniors continue to live vital and independent lives. Through active adult activities at the senior center, adult day service and home services, now including 24/7 private home services, FVOAS and its partner, Voluntary Action Center, assist thousands of seniors in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle and Bureau counties. 

For information, call 815-786-9404 or stop by the Fox Valley Community Center at 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich.  

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