Photo Credit: Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Did you know that roughly 2-3% of American children do not have a bed to call their own? Not getting enough sleep from toddler through teen years can leave long-term effects, such as hyperactivity, anxiety or depression, lack of focus and concentration, and frequent illnesses.
Every child deserves a bed. It’s a basic need they should never go without.
That’s why TRUCares is proud to partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a national all-volunteer group building and delivering twin beds––free of charge––to families with children between the ages of 4-17. This not-for-profit organization gives the gift of a safe, comfortable place for little ones to rest their heads who may otherwise sleep on the floor, couch, or co-sleep with parents or siblings. All-new frames, mattresses, blankets or quilts, sheet sets, and pillows are included with each delivery.
In July 2022, TRUCares happily made a financial donation to assist with the great work that SHP does. TRUCares team members are further excited about future opportunities to assist in other ways.
If you love creative ways to get involved and make a difference in your Maryland community, here’s how you can help SHP:
- Volunteer for the next Bed Build Day.
- Be a part of the Bed Deliveries crew.
- Did you know that you, your company, or your family can sponsor a bed? Well, you can!
- Financial and in-kind donations are always welcome.
- Volunteers are at the ready to pick it up if you have new-in-package bedding and need help getting it to a drop-off site.
TRUCares is grateful for the opportunity to make a difference for some of the most influential people in our world today: our future generations.