The goal of Backpacks for the Street and Together Helping Others is to offer hope and compassion to the city’s (oft-ignored) homeless population.
Founded in 2011, Beds for Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need.
Our organization refurbishes and re-purposes new and gently used beds and furniture items that have been donated from individuals, institutions and corporations.
Beds for Kids empowers families with children by delivering these beds and furniture items to powerfully supplement the family’s resources as they rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
Social workers employed by our referring agencies vet and then refer their organization’s clients with requests to supply all bed and furniture items needed for the family.
These referring agencies are essential because these families need supportive housing, however, they are then without necessary furnishings to make their house a home.
Research has been done and strategic partnerships have been established in order to create business practices that will effectively develop new levels of self-sustainability for the clients we serve.
Our clients are often working but rarely have the additional income needed to purchase beds and basic furnishings for their home. The families we serve may otherwise live for months in housing without any beds or furnishings.
These beds are essential to a child’s health, knowing that even if a child moves into stable housing, the lack of an adequate bed still produces the same psychological effects of being homeless or living in a shelter.
It is our goal to see families housing status stabilized, health and academic performance improved, and a new standard of self-sufficiency reached after we have delivered to our clients’ homes.
Just because someone has a roof over their head doesn’t mean they are financially stable or have anything inside that house that makes it a home.
There are children who have a house with doors and walls and windows but no bed, no soft place to lay their head at night, no light to do their homework by, no kitchen table to share a meal at, to talk about their day at.
Furniture poverty is hiding behind too many front doors in our city. We hear stories from our clients about how their kids wouldn’t invite friends over because they were embarrassed of an empty house.
Our city, and our world, expects children who aren’t getting a proper night’s sleep to perform at the same levels as kids who do.
Beds and furniture are essential items for a family that impacts children’s health, academics, and confidence.
Beds for Kids empowers families with children by delivering beds and other essential furniture items to powerfully supplement the family's resources as they rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.Learn More
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