Helping Kids Who Don't Have a Bed of Their Own

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Did you know that kids across the nation are sleeping on the floor, in the backs of cars, or even on piles of clothes? Did you know that poor sleep impacts physical health, emotional well-being, focus, and more? The bad news is that this is a big--and widespread--problem; the good news is that you can do something about it.

The Truth About Kids Without Beds

Kids all over the country are sleeping on the floor.

That's not just a scary thought; it's a dark, depressing reality for families of all shapes and sizes--your neighbors, your coworkers, maybe even your friends and family. Imagine a little girl sleeping in a nest of clothes curled up on the floor without the support, comfort, and safety provided by a mattress. Imagine a little boy who doesn't know what it feels like to have his pillows, sheets, and blankets.

Many of us take beds for granted--but for kids who aren't so lucky, there's a long list of physical, mental, emotional, and social consequences. Here are some of the consequences for kids who sleep on the floor:

  • back problems
  • joint pain
  • lowered self-esteem
  • reduced focus
  • weakened immune system support
  • longer, more severe illnesses
  • mental and emotional struggles

Building Beds for Children

The good news is that this doesn't have to be a reality in our community. At SHP, we're working with businesses, volunteers, and local families to make sure "no kid sleeps on the floor in our town." By assembling and delivering beds to families in need, we're helping to change the world one good night's sleep at a time--and no matter who you are, you can get involved to make a difference. Please consider volunteering to help us keep kids happy, healthy, and comfortable in beds of their very own.

Want to learn more about our mission? Ready to get involved? Contact us today--we'd love to hear from you!