200,000th Bed Delivered

May 1, 2024

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a non-profit dedicated to building beds for children in need, celebrates a major milestone: their 200,000th bed delivered.

This achievement reflects the dedication of SHP’s 350+ chapters, volunteers, sponsors, and donors who share the mission of ensuring “NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN!”

“It is humbling to think of the thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors who have made this accomplishment possible. I still remember the smile on the face of the little girl who received the first SHP bed–a smile that has been duplicated 200,000 times!,” said Jordan Allen, executive director. “Though we have a long way to go to end child bedlessness, this accomplishment tells me it is possible.”

The milestone bed, delivered by Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Buffalo, NY, provided five beds for one family. More importantly, it offered a safe and secure place for these children to sleep, promoting better physical and mental health, and fostering a sense of security and stability.

“Our Buffalo community understands the importance of a good night’s sleep for children,” said Jerry Sheldon, president of the NY-Buffalo chapter of SHP.  “Together, through Sleep in Heavenly Peace, we’re addressing child bedlessness and giving kids the foundation they need to thrive.”

Every child deserves a bed of their own. Children aged 3-17 without a bed in an SHP service area are eligible. Learn more and apply at shpbeds.org/apply.