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Social
Impact
Report

We believe the key to a world worth waking up to is deeper rest. So go ahead—read on and rest on!

Leesa’s Impact
by the Numbers

Here are some of the highlights since we started:

One-Ten Highlights

Our mission is to serve those seeking refuge from homelessness, domestic risk and human trafficking by donating one mattress for every ten we sell to those in need. To date, we’ve been able to donate more than 32,000 mattresses through 1,000+ giving partners. This is the kind of purchasing power we want to lend our customers — one that improves their lives as well as the life of another.

861

Mattresses
Donated at
Six Events

World Homeless Day

10/10/2018

On October 10, World Homeless Day, the Leesa team joined multi-gold medalist Aly Raisman and a group of young social changemakers to hold six giving events in six cities around the country, all in an effort to raise awareness for homelessness in America. For a single day, instead of one mattress given for every ten sold, we upped our commitment to one-for-one.

Tap the pins on the map, or navigate with the arrows below to learn more about our experience in each city.

Los Angeles, CA

To spread our mission — and the love — coast-to-coast, we travelled to Los Angeles and provided rest, rejuvenation and hope for those in need. With help from compassionate individuals and organizations, we were able to grow our total mattresses donated on the day to 861.

Salt Lake City, UT

Seeing the connections a meal can create, Chase founded Project Empathy as a way to aid the homeless of Salt Lake City. He sits down and shares a meal with these people, listening to their stories and finding out how he can help with their hardships.

Chicago, IL

Through his “blessing bags” of toiletry items, such as soap, tissues and socks, and his Project I Am Organization, Jakhil is helping the homeless in his city get back on their feet. Since becoming a social entrepreneur, he’s donated over 16,000 of these thoughtful blessing bags.

Baltimore, MD

Tyler has already started a business and is helping homeless veterans at such a young age. Through his business Kid Time Enterprises, LLC., Tyler packs bags full of emergency items and hands them out to homeless veterans at countless shelters.

New York, NY

“Half a million people are experiencing homelessness in the U.S. alone. It leaves me speechless. To be able to see all the great things Leesa is doing, it makes me think and it makes me really inspired. Each of us can make a change."

Aly Raisman, Multi-Gold Medalist

Cambridge, MA

Right from his wagon, young Liam is helping the homeless in his area by providing much-needed meals and kindness. Liam’s Lunches of Love helps fill hungry bellies with food, but the positive, handwritten messages fill hearts in need with hope.

1,500

Mattresses
Donated

From One Hand to Another Partnership

5/2018—8/2018

Leesa spent the summer with Pharrell Williams’ From One Hand To Another program to mentor at-risk and low-income students. We hosted the students at our headquarters, talked to them about building a business and at the end of the summer, each one of the 1,300+ kids went home with a new mattress.

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When you look up at the stars, and you see how expansive the universe is, you should know that you can do anything. There’s no ceiling when you look up, so there should be no ceiling when you think.

— Pharrell Willliams, Founder From One Hand to Another

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Home
Makeovers

Phoenix Dream Center x West Elm Makeover

7/26/2018

We have worked with the Phoenix Dream Center since 2015 to give 1,000+ beds to their residential programs and Thrive Foster Care Prevention Program. Thrive’s mission is to ensure that loving families in Arizona are able to stay together through provided housing, food and beds. This year, with the help of West Elm, we went beyond mattress donations to give several families a complete house makeover to give them a beautiful, safe and secure place to call home.

In partnership with West Elm

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1,500

Mattresses
Donated

Leesa Dreams Project

10/2017—12/2017

We embarked on a ten-city tour with local giving events at each that amounted to 1,500 mattresses donated. Over the ten-week span, we encountered ten extraordinary partners — old and new — delivering mattresses, volunteering our time to support their social impact efforts and learning from their acts of true selflessness.

Check out the video gallery for more information on each of our adventures with West Elm:

One-Community Highlights

With our social mission at the core of what we do, we want to ensure that all Leesa employees have time to spend on causes close to their own heart. Leesa is proud to commit one percent of each of our employee’s time to volunteering to local causes in our communities. Whether it’s a local food bank, homeless shelter or worthwhile charity, our One-Community program is embraced and practiced company-wide and it continues to deepen the connection between our team, community and mission.

I’m rested.

Seattle Union Gospel Resident

A place like this means a lot to someone like me. I have never felt so supported and loved in my life.

Hope Place Resident

I feel one step from heaven; never slept so comfortable.

Seattle Union Gospel Resident

A good night’s rest leads to a general better sense of well-being.

Central Union Mission

Better rest has given me a better day.

Seattle Union Gospel Resident

I feel loved.

Phoenix Dream Center Resident

I sleep like a baby.

Seattle Union Gospel Resident

Comfort, sense of home.

Seattle Union Gospel Resident

Thank you for a restful, peaceful sleep. Thank you.

David Moore, Central Union Mission

$10,000

Scholarship
Awarded to Each
Recipient

Launch of Leesa Social Impact Scholarship

Launched this year, the Leesa Social Impact Scholarship awarded two exceptional students with $10,000 towards college tuition so they can pursue a purpose-driven career. This new initiative allows us to reward the bright, young minds helping others today and build a better world for future generations.

Mental Health and Musical Theatre
Leesa Social Impact Scholarship Video

One-Earth Highlights

Leesa’s social impact doesn’t just stem from the mattresses we donate and the people in need we help; it’s rooted in making the planet a better place for us all. Together with the Arbor Day Foundation, our One-Earth Program plants one tree for every mattress we sell. So far, we’ve planted 255,000 trees — and we’re committed to plant 1,000,000 by 2025.

In celebration and support of Arbor Day, we created a social media campaign that gave our followers the opportunity to make the planet a little greener, right from their smart device. During the entire month of April, in addition to our usual promise to plant one tree for every mattress sold, every time the #arborday hashtag was used with Leesa tagged, we planted an additional sapling — totaling 50,000 trees!

255,000

Trees Planted in the
Following States:

International Impact

In addition to creating positive social impact right here at home in the US, we went beyond our borders, extending our helping hand to the homeless of the UK, Canada and South America.

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Using Business as a Force for Good

With the success of our mission and contributions — in business and for a better world — we’re excited to be recognized as a company setting the bar for best practices on the corporate stage.

RealLeaders 100 Award

Recognizing the top North American companies leveraging capitalism for the greater good.

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Proud to Be a B Corporation

The B Corporation Certification has become the new benchmark for companies that hold their purpose and their profits to the same esteem. Leesa was proud to receive our recertification this year and to see our score grow considerably from a 93 to a 111. We’ve done so by:

Using recycled packaging and steel

Running our headquarters on renewable energy

Decreasing our shipping distance from factory to doorstep

Introducing profit sharing for all of our employees

In-office gym and personal trainers every day!

Offering wellness rooms for breastfeeding and napping

#RestOn