EDIFICE Elevates supports Beds for Kids
EDIFICE Elevates’ late winter event offered an opportunity to support @bedsforkids and help furnish homes for two families. Thursday, March 10 a diverse group of twenty (20) Edifice employees spent the afternoon learning about the mission of Beds for Kids and preparing and delivering furniture for families in need.
The Mission of Beds for Kids – Provide beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need. In 2010, a group of individuals led by Daniel Fogarty & Tim Rowley, delivered a few furniture pieces to a family who had recently moved out of a shelter in Charlotte, and into a home. Realizing that this family was one of thousands who were moving into housing and were in need of beds and other essential furniture, the idea of Beds for Kids was born. In 2011, Beds for Kids officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit. Initially operating out of a 30’x10’ storage unit off South Blvd., Beds for Kids provided 282 beds to children and families in need. Fast forward to today, Beds for Kids serves almost five times that number of beds and essential furniture to our client families. We strive to serve thousands of children and their families each year. Though the number beds and furniture delivered increases with each year, so does the number of people we are still having to turn down. Without the support of our community, we would not be able to continue advancing our mission of providing beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need. Together we are furnishing futures!