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Houston Astros star Carlos Correa teams up to help kids get a good night's sleep

Astros' Carlos Correa teams up to help kids get a good night's sleep

Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, Carlos Correa and young kid
Correa helped load pillows and sheets into cars.  Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, Carlos Correa, Daniella Rodriguez
Carlos Correa posed for photos with volunteers and attendees including his girlfriend, Daniella Rodriguez. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, kid gives thumbs up
To date, Houston Children's Charity has provided over 11,000 beds to kids in need. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, Carlos Correa and kids
Correa spent time with the children as they waited to receive beds.  Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, volunteers
Twenty five volunteers worked tirelessly in the summer heat.  Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, Carlos Correa and young kid
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, Carlos Correa, Daniella Rodriguez
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, kid gives thumbs up
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, Carlos Correa and kids
Houston, Carlos Correa, Mattress Firm, Houston Children’s Charity mattress giveaway, August 2017, volunteers

Just in time for the new school year, several children across Houston will be able to get a good night’s sleep thanks to Mattress Firm, Houston Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa, and Houston Children’s Charity (HCC).

Two hundred beds were donated to local area in-need kids as part of the HCC's “A Better Night’s Sleep” program. Founded in 1996, the nonprofit is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Greater Houston’s underprivileged, abused, and disabled children. To date, the program has provided over 11,000 beds, plus sheets, pillows, and blankets.

Breakfast fare from Whataburger kept everyone fueled as 25 volunteers gathered at Mattress Firm's Corporate Headquarters, working tirelessly for three hours in the summer heat. 

Correa, who is currently out of the Astros lineup with a torn thumb ligament, helped load pillows and sheets into cars. The All-Star also posed for selfies with volunteers and attendees, and spent time with the children as they waited to receive beds.