Promises2Kids Receives $100,000 Donation from Sleep Train to Help San Diego Foster Kids Reach Their Higher Education Goals

Promises2Kids Receives $100,000 Donation from Sleep Train to Help San Diego Foster Kids Reach Their Higher Education Goals
December, 2015 Client News
San Diego – Dec. 21, 2015 – Currently, only 40-50% of foster youth will graduate from high school, and just 10% of former foster youth will attend college. Through its Guardian Scholars program, Promises2Kids is striving to change those odds. Today, Promises2Kids received a helping hand from mattress retailer Sleep Train with a $100,000 donation to support its efforts.

“We work to ensure foster youth are inspired and encouraged to pursue higher education. We teach them that there are no limits to their potential and provide academic support and guidance that a family would typically provide, helping them to overcome the difficulties of their past and grow into successful adults,” said Tonya Torosian, CEO of Promises2Kids. “This generous donation from Sleep Train will be used to expand our Junior Guardian Scholars program and pay for tutoring, standardized testing, college fees, and more. Sleep Train has changed the lives of so many foster children and families over the years, we couldn’t be more grateful to the company and its true commitment to the community.”

Promises2Kids Guardian Scholars program provides former foster children with partial scholarships for higher education, as well as mentoring and college preparatory support. More than 200 former foster youth have received scholarships to date.

Sleep Train’s annual Charity Golf Classic raises money for West Coast foster children, and to date has raised over $4.4 million. The 2015 event collected a record-breaking $1 million to fund GED completion, tutoring, fees and supplies for standardized testing, and costs associated with applying for and attending college.

“Every parent wants their children to grow up and be successful – to finish school, go on to college, have a career and lead a happy fulfilling life. We want to help make sure foster kids have those same opportunities,” said Gina Davis, VP of Marketing for Sleep Train. “We are overjoyed to partner with and support incredible organizations like Promises2Kids that help local foster youth achieve these goals.”

About Promises2Kids

Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults. Promises2Kids supports these children through our four core programs: Polinsky Children’s Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.

About Sleep Train 

Sleep Train Mattress Centers, an award winning company, is ranked the #1 bedding specialist in the West. Sleep Train offers customers superior service by professional and knowledgeable sleep consultants and the best selection of famous brands, such as Beautyrest®, Sealy®, Posturepedic®, Tempur-Pedic®, Stearns & Foster®, and Serta iComfort®, as well as premium adjustable beds, futons, and wood and metal accent beds at the guaranteed lowest prices. Sleep Train’s award-winning Foster Kids Program actively contributes to its community through ongoing donation drives that benefit the West Coast’s more than 80,000 foster children. Sleep Train boasts nearly 300 locations in the West. Sleep Train is Your Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep®. For more information, please visit www.sleeptrain.com or call 1-800-378-BEDS.