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North Okanagan volunteers build free beds for children in need

Volunteers with Sleep in Heavenly Peace build beds for children in need in Vernon.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Volunteers in the North Okanagan have been busy building twin beds and bunkbeds for children in need this spring.

Part of a Vernon chapter of an international organization called Sleep in Heavenly Peace, volunteers build, assemble and deliver the beds free of charge.

The Vernon chapter first opened in the summer of 2021, and this spring it expanded its service area to include families in Armstrong and Enderby.

Recipients of the beds must be children between the ages of three and 17 who don’t have a bed of their own or have their feet hanging over edges.

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Families receive a wooden bed frame or bunk beds, with new mattresses, new bedding and a new handmade quilt.

The organization is volunteer run, donation-based and non-faith based and its motto is: No child sleeps on the floor in our town.

Go here to volunteer, make a donation or to apply for a bed.

An example of a finished bed.
An example of a finished bed.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Sleep in Heavenly Peace

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