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StorageMart Partners with SHP

We are proud to announce a new partnership with StorageMart to provide beds for kids who are sleeping on the floor in our towns. StorageMart saw the need for beds for kids in their cities and through their charitable initiative called Store It Forward, and has stepped up to help SHP provide a solution for the national bed crisis.

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The Effects of Kids Sleeping on the Floor

Did you know that, all across America, kids from needy or struggling families are sleeping on the floor because they don't have a safe, comfortable bed? Today we'll take a closer look at the National Bed Crisis, what it means for kids, and how you can help.

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Upgrade Your Resume with Volunteer Experience

Whether you're entering the workforce for the first time, looking for a new position, or getting back into the swing of things after some time off, you're probably wondering how to make your resume stand out from the crowd. Believe it or not, there's a straightforward answer: add some volunteer experience!

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Why Volunteering Looks Good on College Applications

You probably know that volunteering will look great on your college applications, but do you know why? Read on to find out how doing a good thing for your community can be a good thing for your education, too!

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Tips for First-Time Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering but aren't sure where to start? Do you wonder which volunteer opportunities are right for you, your schedule, and your community? Worry no more! Today we're here with some tips for first-timers just like you, so you'll be ready to get out there and get started!

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Why Local Volunteering Matters

There are so many volunteer opportunities available these days that it can be challenging to know where to start. After all, you can't help everyone, even though you might want to. The good news, though, is that you don't have to let that stress you out. Finding a local nonprofit that is doing good work in your community is an easy way to get started.

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Help Support SHP This GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday has become more than just a day to give to nonprofits that people believe in. It's become a global movement and one that SHP wants to invite you to be part of.

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Why Kids Need Sleep

Most adults will tell you that sleep is their best friend--although, for some reason, kids never seem to agree! For many kids, that's just because bedtime is boring or they're not ready to stop playing. But for others, it might be because they don't have a bed to sleep in. Let's take a look at the scientific reasons why kids need a good night's rest (and a safe, comfortable bed, too).

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Our Mission: Children Need a Bed of Their Own

I’m not a doctor. I’m not a nurse. I’m not in a medical-related professional of any kind. I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. That said, before I try to emphasize how important a good night sleep is to a child, let me first state that the thoughts I’m about to share are a mixture of research, opinion, and common sense. Good to have that off my chest. Now let’s get started:

Over the past five years I have helped build over 1,000 beds. I have also personally delivered hundreds of beds to children in need. Many of these children were sleeping on couches, or air mattresses. Many others were sharing beds with parents and multiple siblings. And, unfortunately, many of those children were sleeping directly on the floor. When it comes to the sleeping conditions of children, at this point I feel like I have seen it all.

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Volunteering: A New Take on Team Building

Team-building activities are an essential step toward making sure everyone is communicating effectively, working efficiently, and trusting one another. But can team building activities do even more? Read on to find out!

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