Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Have you Heard | Beds For Kids

Did you know that thousands (over 7,500) of children in the Charlotte area sleep without a bed or on the floor every night in Charlotte? I was shocked when I heard and I wanted to do something, anything, to get involved and let others know about a great organization, Beds for Kids.

Last week I was able to attend the Beds for Kids Dream Big Benefit with my friend Lyndsey and her dad, Jim. The event was created to raise awareness, funds and resources to supply families in the Charlotte area with furniture.EA Decker was at the event not only to enjoy, but also to take pictures. I hope you enjoy a few snapshots of the event.

Beds for Kids (BFK):

Mission: To provide a bed and other essential furniture to every child and family in need in Charlotte.

Program: Furnishes futures for children and their families through the referrals of other effective agencies as families move from shelters in to permanent housing.

Not Just Beds: In addition to beds, donate your new or gently used furniture items and lamps to help us fully furnish a family's home.

How BFK got started:
In 2010 church small group delivered some furniture to a family in need pieces to a family who had just moved out of a Charlotte shelter and into a home. Realizing something needed to be done for this family and many others one of the small group members, Tim Rowley, decided to do something and in 2011 BFK officially began. Since 2011 Beds for Kids has delivered 2,386 beds and 15,433 essential furniture pieces to children and families in need.

Interested in Beds for Kids and their mission? See how you can get involved here.


"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." 
1 Peter 4:10,11