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!