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Must Sleep Mattress Giveaway Winner: The Tomes Family

03/28/2018 10:32AM ● By Digital Media Director

The Tomes Family

Mike Sr. and Sarah, Mike Jr. (10), Klya (8)

Mike and Sarah live in Sioux Falls with their two children Mike Jr. and Kyla. They were nominated for the mattress giveaway by a close family friend. 

“I wasn’t surprised she nominated our family” said Sarah. “She always does whatever she can to help us out. However, I was surprised that we were chosen. It was awesome. It was a great gift.”

Sarah no longer works so she can take care of her daughter Kyla and her special needs. She says buying a new mattress is not something her family would have been able to do.

“That’s something we cannot afford to do,” said Sarah. “Our kids are growing so fast. We spend most of our money on basic needs, so this is just an extra to us and it’s hard for us to be able to get nicer things like that for them. Now, it’s one less thing for us to have to figure out how we are going to get mattresses for them.”

Sarah and her family are thankful for Beds by Design and their willingness to help families like theirs.

“I appreciate the fact that they are reaching out to help families,” said Sarah. “They’re just making mattresses and handing them out to people, but they don’t realize how much it impacts the people they’re doing that for. It’s amazing how it helps us to live better. For them to go out of their way to do that is a blessing. We thank them.”