Rotary Club of Richmond Builds Beds For Area Children

2020 Bed Build Project workstations.

Rotary Club of Richmond is partnering with Sleep In Heavenly Peace (SHP)- TX, Houston/ Central Western Chapter to again build beds for children who don’t have a bed to sleep in the Richmond community, on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 9 am – 1 pm. Beds will then be distributed to North Richmond children during the 1- 3 pm. delivery period. Rotary Richmond Club is looking for volunteers who would like to help with this bed build project on February 26th. No experience is necessary, and no tools are needed. Sleep In Heavenly Peace created the process built around workstations to prepare the wood and assemble so volunteers are asked to bring comfortable gloves and wear comfortable shoes. Volunteers can go to to learn more and sign up for the event.

Rotary Richmond Club’s collaboration with Nery’s Promise, a local 501c-3 non-profit providing children with education and food support in a faith-based environment, guides the creation of the list of children 3- 17 yrs. old in North Richmond identified to receive a bed. Rotary Club’s bed build event will occur at Julius E. Junker Law Firm, 212 Jackson St., in downtown Richmond Texas 9 am- 1 pm. with goal to build 40 beds.

 The club first built beds with Sleep In Heavenly Peace in February 2020 after learning how many children in the City of Richmond do not have a bed to sleep in. SHP estimates approximately 2- 3% of children in any community do not have a bed to sleep in, but are sleeping on a couch, chair, pallet/ pad, or on the floor.

 Sleep In Heavenly Peace was formed in 2012, in Kimberly Idaho by Luke Mickelson after a church member’s friend needed bunk beds for their children for Christmas. The Mickelson family took on this act of charity and being so humbled by the experience, decided to build another set of beds and other church members joined in. The project grew to what is now “Sleep in Heavenly Peace”, a 501c3 nonprofit. Today there are over 281 chapters in 41 states, 5 chapters in the Houston area. Through the end of 2021, almost 98,000 beds have been built with 147, 770 volunteers by 281 SHP Chapters.