SHELDON—The Sheldon Orab Boosters hope to get a financial boost from a mattress sale from a Sheldon furniture store next week.
Northwest Decor & Furniture will hold a special sale Monday-Saturday, Sept. 9-14, on its mattresses and donate part of the sale for each mattress to the athletic and music boosters of the Sheldon School District.
“We’ve supported the booster clubs in the past, you know, like with just monetary donations, but this is the first time we’ve partnered with them to do this type of an event,” said Daniel Ten Clay, owner of Northwest Decor & Furniture.
The mattress sale will take place during the store’s normal business hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
The amounts the store will donate to the boosters will correspond to the size of the mattresses sold:
- Twin: $50
- Full: $75
- Queen: $100
- King: $125
The mattress brands that will be available during the sale are Restonic and Symbol, which include mattress collections such as Scott Living, Comfort Care, Tempa Gel and Hybrid.
For higher-priced mattresses, Ten Clay said the store will base donation amounts off a percentage of the mattress sale. If the store reaches specific sales targets, it also will donate bonus amounts to the booster clubs.
“So like an X amount of dollars in sales in the sale period, we’ll obviously like kick in more money to the booster clubs, based on sales totals,” he said.
April Schaeffer, who sits on the board for the music boosters, said the music boosters will put the money they raise toward a trip to Chicago that Sheldon High School band and choir students will take in 2021.
“Any amount we can raise is a good thing,” she said.
Schaeffer said the boosters have raised about $20,000 for the trip already and are aiming to raise another $100,000 over the next two years.
The money raised for the athletic boosters meanwhile will go toward athletic equipment and other general expenses for Sheldon sports teams, according to athletic boosters member Leon Kleinwolterink.
“We’d be happy if we were able to get a couple thousand dollars out of it,” Kleinwolterink said. “I think that’d be awesome.”