After an extensive review of several charitable organizations in northern New Jersey, PureCare reached out to Saint Peter’s Orphanage in Denville, NJ to provide the boys with personalized bedding packages and to work closely with the local charity to create and expand upon an ongoing partnership. Saint Peter’s is a residential home and treatment facility for boys aged 12 to 17 who have been abused, abandoned and /or neglected. Specializing in child care services since 1864, the home provides support and counseling aimed at preparing these boys to become self-sustaining citizens of society.
More than a one-time donation to each boy of PureCare’s health and wellness sleep products, PureCare Chief Marketing Officer Sean Bergman says that the 2017 PureCare and Saint Peter’s Charity Kickoff is the first step in launching a larger philanthropic arm of charitable outreach for the sleep essentials and accessories manufacturer. Bergman explains that PureCare initially donated 16 bedding packages. Each boy at the Saint Peter’s Orphanage receives his own ensemble of PureCare Total Encasement Protectors, 5-sided Mattress Protectors, Aromatherapy Pillow Protectors, PureCare Plush Comfy Pillows and PureCare’s “Sleep Kit” including sheets, comforter, a pillow and DreamComposer Sleep Shades.
Melody Johansson, program administrator for Saint Peter’s says that each boy gets to keep his PureCare sleep kit and that the bedding package goes with the boy when he leaves the Orphanage for a more permanent living arrangement. “This is the perfect contribution for our boys. Some of these boys have never owned their own bedding. PureCare offers a sleep package that now belongs to the boy. This helps us fulfill our mission, which is to provide a home-like environment with professionally managed therapeutic care, tailored to each young man’s needs.”
Sean Bergman points out that in addition to the PureCare Sleep Essentials, Gerry Borreggine, CEO of Therapedic International donated 16 brand new beds to Saint Peter’s. Borreggine says, “We were proud to be part of helping children in need. The PureCare team and Saint Peter’s reaching out to us….it really was an honor for us to be part of this.” The donated beds are Therapedic’s Agility bed-in-a-box model; a four-layered hybrid bed with one layer being made of mini-micro pocketed coils.
In Mid-April PureCare kicked off the Saint Peter’s bedding donation program with a team visit to the Orphanage by six PureCare professionals delivering pre-laundered bedding packages for sixteen boys. The team included Bergman, David Hershbain, Anthony Petrucci, Jason Scheibel, Shana Considine and Kevin Lusardi. The PureCare family was greeted by Program Administrator Johansson and Direct Care Worker Kathryn Ottilio. Together the Saint Peter’s staff members and the PureCare team went room to room setting up each bed for the boys. This was a great opportunity for the PureCare team, allowing them to experience and learn about the history, mission and overall approach to creating not just a residence, but a home for these boys.
Sean Bergman summarizes the entire experience: “This is an ongoing relationship with Saint Peter’s, and one that is near and dear to my heart. While we participate in different philanthropic endeavors annually, our partnership with Saint Peter’s has allowed us the unique opportunity to make some small difference in the lives of a few of our community members in need, and at the same time, gave PureCare associates a chance to learn about the fantastic mission that Saint Peter’s serves. We were able to experience first - hand the amazing environment that they create. We also want to express a special thank you to Gerry Borreggine and the rest of Therapedic for going above and beyond the call of duty. Donating the beds for the Orphanage will make a dramatic impact on the wellness of these children.”
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