Lansing Non-Profit Donating Child Beds Sunday, March 21
Do you know a family that has a child in need of a bed?
The Lansing chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace is building and donating 120 beds to those in need. They're a non-profit that builds twin-sized beds for children who may not have a bed of their own.
Many children across the country sleep on the couch or even the floor and SHP is dedicated to providing children with a place to lay their head. The non-profit will be hosting a bed-building marathon this Sunday, March 21 at 8 a.m. on Pierson Highway.
Jarrod Olsen, president of the Lansing chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace says this is something they've never done before, that they usually build the beds and deliver them at a different date.
We've never done it where we build and deliver on the same day. We normally build, put everything in storage, then we start doing deliveries here and there. This time we're doing a build, delivery, all in the same day. I'm not going to have any material in a storage unit after this. It's just what we're building, we're putting in homes that day.
According to Fox47, Sleep in Heavenly Peace already has 200 volunteers. If you're interested in donating or volunteering, you can find more information on their Facebook page. If you do register, SHP asks that you help raise $100, which will be donated towards the materials, lumber, mattresses, and bedding needed.
To request a bed, visit Sleep in Heavenly Peace's website.