Provide a bed for a kid recently out of homelessness for $200!
Each week, with the assistance of volunteers, we deliver beds and dream kits (new sheets, blanket, pillow, mattress pad, stuffed animal, and books) to children who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor or an air mattress or sharing a bed with a parent or sibling. In the last several months, we have only seen an increase in need for beds for kids. In each April and May, we reached 90 and 88 children – two of our highest months in our five-year history.
We learn about these children through our network of referral partners – organizations who are supporting the families in other ways (supportive housing, mental health, domestic violence services, education) and identify a need for a bed or beds for children in the home.
We seek help in supporting 20 children identified as in need of a bed. We estimate the cost for front-door delivery of each bed and dream kit to a child at $200. We typically pay $125 for mattress, box spring, and metal frame and then pack a dream-kit that we estimate at $60 each and add delivery costs ($15) for purchasing, maintaining, and fueling our van.
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