About Our Chapter
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is an international organization responding to a real community problem of child bedlessness. As such it is dedicated to building, assembling and delivering bunk beds to children in need. The SHP motto is that “No Child Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town” and believes in providing each child with a comfortable bed to improve their sleep quality and restore dignity to families. In short, SHP aims to end child bedlessness. To aid in this cause we have joined the over 230 Chapters in the USA, our two counterparts in Canada and founded the Windsor Chapter of Sleep In Heavenly Peace.
SHP is an inclusive, diverse, 100% volunteer run, donation-based, non-faith based community organization that endeavors to accommodate all children in need of a bed.
SHP research shows that there is a real international problem with 2% to 3% of children within all communities not having their own bed to sleep on. As such, children are seen sleeping on floors, couches, where ever; and, without the means to obtain a good night sleep. We recognize the three basic human needs are food, shelter and clothing; and, beds fit into the shelter category.
In our county of Windsor – Essex there are approximately 95,000 children. Using 2% as our need factor, we see that there are approximately 1,900 children that need beds in our community. We believe that with a good nights sleep, children awake more ready and capable to take on the challenges of each day.
We aim to accomplish this goal through initiating an ongoing fundraising campaign that accepts monetary and in-kind gifts to aid our efforts in manufacturing new twin & bunk beds, obtaining new mattresses & new bedding, and building & delivering the beds. Our build days range from individual members from within the community, to concerned organizations and corporations choosing to host build days, offering volunteers for build days, or sponsoring build days. We engage all aspects of the community by allowing them to be part of the solution.
- If you’d like to volunteer and participate in our next Build Day or Delivery event, check out our events
- Did you know your company, organization, or family can sponsor a Build Day? Click on “EMAIL US” to learn more
- Click on the “DONATE HERE” button to make a tax-deductible contribution that will be used to build and deliver our bunk beds to local children in need.
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Where do your donations go?
Our chapter is a 100% volunteer organization. Your donation stays in our community and serves kiddos right here. All funds are used to build and deliver our fully furnished beds to kiddos. Our expenses include tools, lumber and hardware for Build Days and new mattresses, bedding and pillows for deliveries.
Would you like to donate?
Make a safe, secure, tax deductible donation to our chapter easily through our online donation platform.Donate Online
You can also donate new twin size sheets, pillows, and bedding items to our chapter.
Bedding Drop Off Locations
- Storage Mart @ 1577 Lauzon Road W., Windsor, ON., N8S 3N4
- Walkerville/Ford City Original Guys (OG) Pizza 860 Walker Road E., Windsor, ON., N8Y 2N5
From Build to Delivery
Video courtesy of Anthem Photography
We have a volunteer opportunity for everyone!
No experience, no worries. Our builds are designed with everyone in mind. It’s easy and it’s fun. Our builds and deliveries provide a great opportunity for families, corporate team building and service projects.
Our organization is dependent on and designed around community involvement. We provide an opportunity for the community to come together and embrace these children in need. Whether it’s helping at a Build Day or on a Delivery Day, we have something for everyone. Not only are events fun, they are rewarding. A few hours of your time will mean the world to child sleeping in an unfavorable condition.
Individuals and Families
We welcome people of all skill levels, there is a job for everyone, as we will have our trained team of volunteers on hand to help you through the process. Our events are perfect for the entire family. If you’d like to find an event for yourself or your family, check out Upcoming Events section above or contact us at the button below.
Corporate Teams, Church Groups, and Small Teams
Are you looking for a service project for your small group? Whether its Build Days or Delivery Days we can provide the perfect team building experience. Check our Upcoming Events section above. If you can’t find a match to meet your groups need please click the button below, complete the form and a member of our team will contact you so that we can find the perfect opportunity for your group.Volunteer
Want to be more involved?
Critical to our success is our core team. Our core team is a group of volunteers that take on a leadership role during our builds and deliveries. At a bed build, they simply provide instruction to our volunteers, oversee tasks and answer questions. It's really easy and no experience or skills are needed, you simply need a big heart and attention to detail. There is no set commitment, if you can help once every month or two that's great, once or twice a month even better. Our events usually take place on Saturday's anytime between 8 am and 3 pm. So what do you think? If you want to join our team or if have more questions click the button below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.Join our Team
Sponsor a Build
Would your organization or business like to make a long term impact in the life of kiddos here in the ON-Windsor. For only $350 we can provide a fully furnished bed with NEW mattresses, pillows and bedding. This is the perfect service project for groups or corporate team builders. Our builds help build camaraderie, bringing people, coworkers and communities together to change a child's life. If you would like more information on how to sponsor a build click the button below.Sponsor a Build