How to Volunteer with SHP
At SHP, we fully believe that a bed is a necessity for each child to aid in proper physical, emotional, social and mental development as they grow. When it was brought to our attention that the need for beds went far beyond our own neighborhoods, we stepped up and took initiative. We’re a national organization answering the call to a national problem.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is where it is today because countless individuals asked the question, “What can I do?” The answer is that there are many ways to get involved! From volunteering your time and energy on a Build Day, to making a donation to a local chapter in need, to sponsoring a local build day, to hosting a bedding drive or Stuff a Bunk Event; there are countless ways you can help us continue to ensure that “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town!”
Read below for more information about how you can get involved.
Did you know that we provide each child who receives an SHP bed with a brand new pillow and a new twin-sized sheet set and comforter? You can help us with this ongoing need by hosting a bedding drive. Organize a group of co-workers, friends and/or family to purchase and collect new twin sized bedding for SHP. Then drop off at your local chapter or arrange for the bedding to be picked up at the completion of your campaign. Alternatively, if you have room, arrange for a bunk bed to be set up and hold a Stuff A Bunk Event where your organization will fill that bunk with new bedding for children in your community. Perhaps you know of businesses, schools, churches, or other community groups that would be interested in supporting SHP and you are willing to coordinate bedding drives on their behalf – please reach out to your local Chapter to become a bedding drive coordinator in your community.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is where it is today because of the passionate volunteers who believe in the mission of getting kids off the floor and into beds. In exchange for just a few hours of your time, you can make a direct, permanent impact in the quality of life for dozens of kids in your community.
Build Days are meant for communities to come together to serve. Because of this we encourage kids, adults, families, co-workers, neighborhoods, community groups, churches, organizations, businesses, schools, etc. to sponsor or participate in a build day. We do ask that participants are over 12 years old and that minors are accompanied by a legal guardian. Contact your area’s Volunteer Coordinator or Chapter President for more information.
Don’t be intimidated by the noise, the sawdust, or the fact you’ve never touched a power tool before. We’re simply looking for willing hearts to help turn lumber into bunks. We’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Donate to Help Get Kids Off the Floor
As a nonprofit organization, donations are imperative to Sleep in Heavenly Peace and ensuring that we can continue our mission that “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town.” With your donation, you are helping to provide comfort and safety to countless numbers of children that desperately need our help to get a good nights sleep. More importantly, you’re helping them tackle whatever the day brings their way with confidence and a sense of knowing that a community came together on their behalf- simply because YOU cared enough.
There are many other ways to donate to SHP besides a financial contribution. Chapters are always in search of twin size bedding, wood and other construction materials, and of course tools. You can also opt to volunteer your time or your talents, you can learn more about that here. Or you can make an in-kind donation to a Chapter. When you do this, you offset their operating costs, allowing them to build more beds.
Please note that all donations to Sleep in Heavenly Peace are tax-deductible. If you would like to donate to a specific Chapter, please go to their individual chapter page to find their donate link.
Sponsor a Chapter Build Day
At SHP, we appreciate our sponsors! Without them, we wouldn’t be able to provide so many children and families with something as simple as a bed. Sleep in Heavenly Peace may have started in Luke’s garage, but it is now the leading organization in the United States providing new beds to children in need thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors. You can help sponsor a national or local build by providing lumber, bedding materials such as mattresses or bedding, or even hosting a local build day in your area.
As a sponsor, you’ll experience what it means to be a part of a national movement that has:
- Touched the lives of thousands of children
- Captured the hearts of supporters across the country
- And has the attention of notable news and media outlets such as Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, CNN, and People Magazine.
By providing sponsorship to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, you can help us continue our mission to ensure that “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town.”