L to R: Joely Fisher, actor/director/mental health advocate; Scott Shamley, Relief Bed; Trish Fisher, actor/singer; Scott Smalling, Relief Bed founder; Steve Tyler, actor; Nick Maiorino, Alcott Center executive director.
LOS ANGELES – Bedding companies Serta, Relief Bed International and Sheex have joined forces to support Fisher Place, a facility here that helps men with mental health issues.
The companies are also participating in a Pajama Jam virtual benefit for the facility Sunday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Celebrities Joely Fisher and Brad Garrett will host the Pajama Jam. Guests will enjoy entertainment from Fisher and Garrett, as well as appearances from many of their celebrity friends, musical performances, a live auction, a silent auction, raffle and a virtual after-party from 9-9:30 p.m. ET.
Serta, Sheex and Relief Bed are supporting the Sleep Makeover Squad, which is supplying 43 new Serta mattresses and Sheex bedding and pillows to provide a refreshed environment for the 43 residents of the Fisher Place.
“We are very grateful for the partnership and support of Serta, Sheex and other in-kind donors like Suncliff, who have stepped up big to help during these trying times,” said Scott Smalling, founder of Relief Bed.
“Serta is proud to continue our partnership with Relief Bed and Scott to support this fantastic event,” added Laura Brewick, vice president of Serta brand marketing.
“We believe in doing what we can to help others in our communities, and we are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event,” said Susan Walvius, co-founder/co-CEO of Sheex.
“Scott and I first worked together in 2016 to help provide Relief Kits to people living on the streets of Los Angeles,” said Joely Fisher, actress, director and mental health advocate. “He has been instrumental in helping organize this fundraiser and providing support with his partners like Serta and Sheex.”
The companies are contributing auction items for the raffle, including mattresses, sleep accessories, pajamas, sheet sets, pillowcases and sleep masks.
In 2019, Alcott Center opened Fisher Place, a bridge housing facility located in the south-central area of Los Angeles. Fisher Place houses men with mental health issues who have been redirected from incarceration into the care of the Alcott Center.
While living at Fisher Place, residents are provided both mental and traditional health care services and assistance with finding permanent housing. Fisher Place is supported by the generosity of Joely Fisher and the Fisher family, officials said.
Tickets and sponsorships for Pajama Jam range from $50 to $25,000. For more information visit https://www.alcottcenter.org.