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Dallas/Fort Worth Based Retailer Sleep Experts Collects 3,000 Blankets for Victims

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Thousands of women and children who have been victims of family violence will receive a special gift of warmth and comfort this holiday season, thanks to the generosity of the North Texas consumers and the retail community. During its 5th annual “Share the Warmth” Blanket Drive, Sleep Experts collected more than 3,000 blankets, sheets, comforters, pillows and towels, to be delivered to The Family Place. The November drive came to a close with a substantial donation of bedding and bath linens valued at more than $20,000 from Dallas-based Peacock Alley. “We have been overwhelmed by the number of families who came out to Sleep Experts locations across the Metroplex to donate items, demonstrating that the spirit of giving is alive and well in North Texas, despite these tough economic conditions,” said Christine Cook, president, Sleep Experts. “Through their generosity, and the amazing donation from Peacock Alley, we are able to provide this simple but essential gift of warmth to thousands of families in crisis.” “The holidays are a particularly difficult time of year for victims of family violence,” said Paige Flink, executive director, The Family Place. “On behalf of the many families in our shelter and in transitional housing, we are so grateful to Sleep Experts, Peacock Alley, and the people of Dallas who came out to ‘share the warmth’ this year.” “To play even a small role in bringing comfort to families in crisis is humbling. Creating a safe, warm environment is a critical need for everyone. We are honored to join with Sleep Experts and their passionate commitment to family and community,” said Mary Ella Gabler, founder and chief executive officer, Peacock Alley. Sharing the Gift of Sleep “Share the Warmth” is one of several ways in which Sleep Experts supports the community by “sharing the gift of sleep” with those in need. Through its Community Connection Program “Rest Assured,” Sleep Experts recycles mattresses provided by customers and donates them to area non-profit organizations that nurture and care for children and families in crisis. Sleep Experts also utilizes a portion of proceeds from every mattress sale toward helping families in need. About Sleep Experts: Sleep Experts is a third-generation mattress retailer servicing the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and offering a broad selection of traditional and specialty sleep brand names, including Simmons, Beautyrest, Spring Air, Back Supporter, Tempur-Pedic, ComforPedic and Air Number. Sleep Experts is an Inc. 5000 company that has been chosen by D/FW consumers as the “Consumers’ Choice for Business Excellence” for mattress retailers for 2007 and 2008. Sleep Experts’ mission is to exceed customers’ expectations by delivering the best quality, value and service available from a bedding retailer. With a heart for its customers and the community, Sleep Experts not only provides recommendations for improved sleep quality, but also utilizes a portion of proceeds from every mattress sale toward helping families in need. Through its Community Connection Program "Rest Assured," Sleep Experts recycles customers’ old mattresses for donation to area nonprofits in need, which also reduces landfill bulk. Sleep Experts has 33 locations. For more information, visit www.sleepexperts.com or call 1-888-55-SLEEP.

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