The founder and president of Custom Fundraising Solutions in Westlake, Ohio, Joe Matejka is behind increasingly popular mattress fundraisers in schools around the area. Joe Matejka donates some of these beds to the Cleveland charity Fill This House.
Fill This House exists to serve the needs of older foster children as they begin a period of transition. When foster children turn 18, they age out of the system. For many new adults, this means suddenly finding oneself without a home or possessions.
Fill This House helps these underserved young adults bridge the gap between foster care and providing for themselves. Operating on faith-based principles and powered by volunteer efforts, the charity provides young people with all of the housewares, bedding, and other basics they will need in their first apartment, dorm, or house.
The organization needs donations of new goods to run effectively and is always seeking help from the public. To learn more, visit www.fillthishouse.org.