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An Afternoon at the Mattress Warehouse

Mattress Warehouse, Serta, and Autism Speaks have joined together in the fight against autism! For every Serta Naturale Comfort Autism Speaks mattress sold from now until December 31, 2011, SleepHappens.com will donate $100 to Autism Speaks! For more information, please visit here!

This is a guest blog post by Miranda Gibbons, who has a brother with autism.  She is a student at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. She kindly stopped into the Mattress Warehouse store in Bethesda to learn about their new promotion for Autism Speaks.  She spoke with Carlos Sotelo, the store manager.

Miranda:  My brother has autism and I wanted to stop into the store and ask about your new Autism Speaks Serta mattress.
Carlos:  Yes, it comes in a soft top and a firm top style.  It’s a great product, comparable to much more highly-priced mattresses you see on the floor here.

M:  Have you ever done anything like this before?
C: Yes, once before we did a Serta breast cancer awareness mattress and it did very, very well.

M:  Do you know anyone with autism?
C:  No.

M:  What do you think of this promotion?
C:  I think it’s a great promotion.  It’s a beautiful mattress and it’s a great value.

M:  How does this promotion help people with autism?
C:  It makes people more aware of the seriousness of the problem.  I wear the pin on my suit jacket every day.  And it raises money for research.   From now until the end of the year we will donate $100 to Autism Speaks for every mattress purchased.

M:  Okay, great.  I am going to come back with my mom and buy a new mattress when I move out of the dorm in June.  When I buy the mattress, can I get one of those stuffed-animal Serta sheep?
C:  Absolutely.  I will make that happen.

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Are you a college student interested in getting involved? Check out Autism Speaks U -it could be just the thing for you! Autism Speaks U is a program designed to engage college students across the country in autism awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts. Its new website offers a wide range of tools to empower students to establish Autism Speaks U chapters, organize events, and encourage their peers to get involved. College students, faculty and alumni can get involved with Autism Speaks U by visiting www.autismspeaks.org/u.

  1. April 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I was lucky to find your blog.autismspeaks.org site. You truly can write and teach and inspire. Keep writing – I’ll keep reading.

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  3. November 22, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Estimable head up, that was operating assembling, makes me duty to buy one. me and the fam are in the mart for a new mattress. Snazzy to see pics of the household. Thanks!

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