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Downlite Contributes to Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Efforts

Downlite partners with Matthew 25: Ministries to deliver 2,000 pillows to Florida hurricane victims

Mason, OH – September 26, 2017


Downlite, America’s premiere manufacturer of down, feather and synthetic bedding products, and major supplier of responsibly-sourced down to outdoor and apparel markets, has partnered with Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH, to deliver 2,000 pillows to aid Hurricane Irma victims in Florida. The pillows along with additional needed goods will be shipped via semi-trucks to help individuals during the long recovery process.

According to Joodi Archer, Matthew 25: Ministries Development and Media Director, the truckloads of disaster aid encompass a mix of products that may include food, bottled water, personal care items, cleaning supplies, tarps, blankets and linens. Matthew 25 works with local partners who are established in the recipient location, aware of the needs in the surrounding community and able to get that aid to the people who need it.

“Many thanks to Downlite, whose generous donation will ensure that thousands of people recovering from disaster will be able to sleep more comfortably,” said Archer. “We are very grateful for the generous contributions Downlite and the entire Greater Cincinnati community have made to Hurricane Irma victims.”

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at its Blue Ash facility.

About Matthew 25: Ministries: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of approximately 2,500 four-star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit

About Downlite: Downlite is America’s premiere manufacturer of down and feather, and synthetic bedding products. Its products – comforters, pillows, mattress pads, and feather and fiber beds – are sold under private label and national brand names in leading department stores, specialty stores, and catalogs, as well as to the Hospitality Industry. Downlite also supplies high-quality bulk fills to furniture, outerwear and sleeping bag manufacturers around the globe. Downlite is a bluesign® system partner, TDS and RDS certified, and a proud member of the American Down & Feather Council (ADFC).