This Year's Project: Sweet Dreams: Funding 20 Beds for Siouxland Kids
About Our Organization
As a newly formed chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace in December of 2021 we had a huge mission. We wanted to make sure No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town! Serving a 15 mile radius of downtown, as of September 2023 we have already delivered 870+ beds to kids who are sleeping on the floor. We fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. When it was brought to our attention that the need for beds went far beyond our own neighborhoods, we stepped up and took initiative. We're a national organization answering the call to a problem right here in Siouxland. All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Even here in Siouxland, too many boys and girls go without a bed - or even a pillow - to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health. That's where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in. We're a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds (or single twin beds) to children and families in need. No kid sleeps on the floor in our town®.
Current Project: Sweet Dreams: Funding 20 Beds for Siouxland Kids
All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In Siouxland and across the US, too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. In December of 2021, a need was presented to a local teacher. A need for beds for kids to sleep on so they can get a good night of rest and be able to have a productive day. The mission "No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town!" was set for Siouxland kids. What nobody knew is how great the need really was! From December 11th 2021 til September 2023 we have delivered over 873 beds! Unfortunately, as of today, our list has 175 children waiting. That means, 175 kids (and likely more!) are sleeping on the floor or in undesirable conditions. We can do better!
TODAY we are hoping to fully fund 20 beds for Siouxland kids! Each bed has the following costs associated with it: $5 pillow, $10 sheet set, $25 comforter, $100 mattress, $110 lumber and hardware.
Every dollar adds up and gives a local Siouxland child the opportunity to rest at night and dream big! Thanks in advance for helping make sure No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in our Town!
If you have further questions, please email Meredith at Meredith.Davies-Vogt@shpbeds.org
Beds for Kids! Clear the waitlist!
Over the last 9 months, our chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace has helped 400 kids in Siouxland get a bed of their own. We’ve done this with the help of volunteers building the beds, donating bedding and delivering the beds. The need for beds for kids in Siouxland is still great. Currently our waitlist for beds has 162 kids on it. These are kids age 3 to 17 who do not have a bed of their own and many of whom actually sleep on the floor. Our mission is that No Kid Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town. We can only do this through the generous support of people like you all over Siouxland.
Each of our twin size beds is valued at $250. Below is the breakdown of what goes into each bed:
$10- twin size sheet set
$25- twin size comforter
$100- twin size mattress
$110- lumber and hardware to build one twin size bed
Thank you in advance for investing in the youth in Siouxland and ensuring No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town!
Beds for Sioux City Children
Across the US, too many kids go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors, which has adverse effects on their physical and mental health. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a group of volunteers dedicated to finding those children who are sleeping on the floor or otherwise unwanted conditions and delivering hand-built bunk beds free of charge. Each bed that SHP delivers to a child sleeping on the floor offers comfort and safety. Often times, the kids who get our beds have never owned a bed of their own. Every kid deserves a good night's rest and for only $500, you can sponsor a whole bunk bed for 2 kiddos, complete with 2 mattresses, 2 pillows, 2 twin sheet sets, and 2 twin comforters. Your gift makes sure 2 deserving kiddos have a comfy place to lay their heads at night. By taking action today, you can experience the joy of making sure no kid sleeps on the floor in our town! Many people ask how much they should donate. I've included an image of common amounts, ranging from $10 to $500, that our donors give based on the cost of materials and bedding. Whether you’re donating $10 or $500, every bit helps us reach our goal of making sure NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN!