Long’s Bedding & Interiors, celebrating 101 years of service to New York City residents, is giving back to the community by donating 21 new mattresses and 21 new box frames to Nazareth Housing, a New York City non-profit tasked with preventing and ending homelessness. The donation, worth over $25,000, will replace Nazareth Housing’s current shelter beds and some will be distributed to qualifying, low-income families and seniors free of charge through the Nazareth Housing Furniture Donation Service. Nazareth Housing provides emergency family shelter, supportive permanent housing and homelessness prevention services for low-income or homeless families and seniors.
“Sleep is an essential part of the happiness and well-being of a family,” said President/Owner Bob Long. “We are excited to be able to partner with Nazareth Housing to help these homeless mothers and children and upgrade their current sleep conditions with top-of-the-line mattresses.”
“Single moms have an incredibly hard job, and they do this job – each day – alone,” continued Co-Owner Terri Long. “We hope these mattresses will provide them and their children with a comfortable night’s rest at the end of the day.”
“For nearly 30 years Nazareth Housing has assisted thousands of poor and struggling households across New York City,” said Executive Director of Nazareth Housing, Michael Callaghan. “Long's Bedding’s generous donation of high quality mattresses will meet the immediate pressing needs of the neediest in our community. We are grateful for their partnership with our Furniture Donation Service.”
In addition to the mattress donation, Caber Sure Fit has donated 15 mattress protectors from their DreamSerene collection. The protection supplier’s mattress and pillow encasements guard against wear and tear, allergens and bedbugs.
For more information about Long’s Bedding & Interiors, visit www.longsbedding.com.
For more information about Nazareth House, visit www.nazarethhousingnyc.org.
About Long’s Bedding & Interiors: Long’s Bedding & Interiors, founded in 1911, offers personalized, old-fashioned service to help customers choose the right bed for their back and budget. They carry the best products of the industry at any given time, and have an extraordinary assortment of the highest quality merchandise, exclusive to Long’s. All made to the most exacting standards, combining fine, old-world craftsmanship with the most luxurious materials.
About Nazareth House: Nazareth Housing is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization with a long and proud history of innovation and advocacy in the field of housing and support services for low-income families. Founded in 1983, Nazareth Housing pioneered the development of scattered-site emergency family shelter for homeless families. For the past six years, NH has been named one of the top performing family shelters among the NYC Department of Homeless Services shelter providers and, since 2006, has served more than 10,000 unduplicated households. Nazareth Housing is a HUD certified housing counseling agency, and the only agency in New York City that works exclusively with rental housing issues.