Hundreds of children are sleeping on the floor each night for lack of a bed. Beds for Kids ensures that low income children have a bed, pillow and blankets to call their own.
Community Warehouse is a critical part of efforts to promote self-sufficiency for those in need and inspire reuse though giving. We provide a step towards independence for those who are struggling to recover from crisis or are working poor and unable to purchase items for themselves. Due to the increasing number of families in need, and the fact that Community Warehouse is the only furniture bank in the area, we are seeing a large increase in requests for help.
The Beds for Kids project is a specific effort on the part of staff and volunteers at the Community Warehouse to increase the number of beds being donated to the Warehouse and therefore the distribution of beds out to needy children.
The majority of the people served by the Warehouse have survived a crisis such as homelessness, disability, domestic violence, or substance abuse, and are rebuilding their lives. We help them create a functioning home which increases stability.
"I have a job but did not have extra money to buy a twin bed for my son. He had been sleeping with his sister in her small bed. Each child now has their own bed and we are so grateful. - Christine Jacobs, beneficiary, Mother of child who needed a bed
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,955
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $28,045
Total Funding Goal: $30,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).