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Giving is at the core of who we are. We care as much about our impact on the world as our bottom line. The pandemic of the past year forced all of us to rethink how we support our people and our communities. Even though we couldn’t always show up in person, we still took our role as Makers of Good seriously.  

To date, we are proud to have donated nearly 40,000 mattresses that help provide better sleep to those in need in our communities.  

Our customers are a huge part of this—we simply couldn’t give back like we do without them. Thanks to our collective efforts, here are some of the ways we made an impact for good in 2020.  

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Proud to be a certified B Corp

In 2020, we continued our commitment to being a company made for good. We’re a proud certified B-Corp, which means we meet the highest social and environmental standards—and we stand behind them. Our goal is simple: to leave the world better than we found it. That’s the mission at the heart of everything we do.

WE BELIEVE EVERYONE DESERVES TO FEEL SAFE AND SUPPORTED

Delivered 3,000 supplemental bed kits to hospitals during the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged, we delivered 3,000 full bed kits to Sentara Health Network in Virginia and North Carolina. In just 48 hours, our chief product officer and co-founder Jamie Diamonstein worked with many Leesa team members to create a bed bundle specially designed to meet the hospital’s critical needs. 

Supported families and children in need  

Leesa donated more than 20% of profits through product-giving partnerships with organizations like The Green Chair Project, Covenant House, and Thrive Arizona to help provide essential support and services for families and children in need. 

Donated 2,000 mattresses during One Bedless Night  

Last year didn’t stop us from holding our One Bedless Night campaign with Covenant House, an organization dedicated to supporting kids facing homelessness. Through our virtual “sleep-out” event, Leesa donated 2,000 mattresses to at-risk youth. 

Helped reunite families and children    

Our partnership with Thrive Arizona—an organization that helps prevent children from being removed from their families due to the lack of basic needs and resources at home—contributed to:  

  • 845 cases where kids did not have to enter the foster care system at all  
  • 432 cases where kids were reunited with their families after time in foster care

Paid fair compensation to all our people

At Leesa, we believe in paying people fairly so they can support themselves and their families. That’s why we continue to ensure 100% of our employees are paid a livable wage (based on geographic location). 

WE’RE COMMITTED TO FIGHTING RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE

Launched Leesa's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee 

We made a commitment to ourselves and each other that our culture would reflect our diverse, inclusive beliefs. That’s why we launched our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee to give a platform to discuss important, tough issues in safe, productive space.   

Enriched our DEI initiatives with Life Change Institute    

The formation of our DEI Committee led to a culture-shifting partnership with Saulo Ortiz from the Life Change Institute. Working with Saulo every month has helped us uncover and discuss difficult issues across cultural, racial, and socioeconomic divides. 

Logged hours of DEI training across the company  

Leesa employees attended nearly 10 hours of diversity and inclusion presentations, breakout sessions, and group discussions throughout 2020—and we’re just getting started! The company plans to continue these programs moving forward to keep these important conversations at the forefront. 

Donated nearly $17k to help fight social injustice 

Leesa gave about $17k (including $2k from our employee match program) to support organizations fighting social injustice. Leesa has pledged to meet all employee charitable contributions up to $500 per year during 2020.