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Jim McIngvale and the Annual Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Giveaway

For some families in the Houston area, Christmas becomes much more than what they expected. Since Christmas Eve of 1983, Jim McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture and who is affectionately known as “Mattress Mack” of Houston and his wife Linda, have donated and delivered furniture to over 500 local Houston families in need.

Each year, news of Jim’s charitable nature grows, and friends and families submit thousands of applications to Gallery Furniture every November in the hopes that their nominee will receive a wonderful gift from Mattress Mack. “Many Houstonians have faced tremendous hardships and Gallery Furniture is proud to continue the tradition of providing them a little comfort,” shared Jim in an interview.

In 2013, there were ten families chosen from a panel of judges to win free furniture. These families then got quite a pleasant surprise when the Gallery Furniture delivery truck arrived. Read more about these families and their incredible stories here!

2 Responses to Jim McIngvale and the Annual Christmas Giveaway

  1. Rhonda ELlis November 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Mr. Macinvale,
    I have a provider who is raising two kids without the help of their father. One dad died when he was 4 month old and the other dad does not pay child support. Mattie is trying to make a living working for me as my provider. She had her car repo and had to get another car to get to her job. She is,just making it. She has,said on,many occasions that,she wish she could get her boys bunk bed. I am hoping that you can make her wish come true. She is really trying to make it but needs a little help. You would fall in,love with,her. She loves everyone and.goes,,out of her way,to,help,others.

    • Sade Jenmi November 18, 2014 at 8:55 am #

      Good morning Rhonda! Thank you for stopping by and having such a kind heart to think of someone special and deserving of a wonderful Christmas gift. Mattie sounds like a strong and determined woman! Please be sure to officially nominate Mattie by sending more of her story, contact information and photos if available to and, or simply visit the Christmas Giveaway 2014 page and submit her entry using the form provided. We hope your morning is off to a great start!

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