Mattress Firm teddy bears make $25,000 for Give Kids the World

By Bailey Myers, Osceola County Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 9:56 PM EDT

An Osceola County business decided to do something creative to raise funds for Give Kids the World.

Mattress Firm in Central Florida designed some custom Give Kids the World teddy bears that they sold throughout their stores in Central Florida for about a year.

Wednesday we found out they were able to raise more than $25,000 for the organization that helps children with debilitating or terminal illness make their dreams come true.

"At Give Kids the World about 93 cents per every dollar we donate goes directly towards the world and we thought that's the kind of organization we want to put our money towards," said Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm CEO.

We've been told these funds will go straight to helping Give Kids the World make the dreams come true for five different families with children who are struggling with life-threatening illnesses.