Bucks County Nonprofit Helps Children in Need Find a Safe and Comfortable Place to Sleep
A nonprofit in Bucks County is assisting local children in need of a good place to sleep through a lucrative community program. Madeleine Wright wrote about the nonprofit for CBS News.
One House At A Time, based in the Huntingdon Valley area, runs a Beds for Kids program that provides free mattresses, frames, pillows, and bedding for kids in need
“A lot of the families that we serve have experienced bedbug infestation and have had to dispose of the beds that they had in the home,” said Kate Fay, executive director of One House At A Time.
The children “have either been sleeping on makeshift beds, on the ground typically with blankets or cushions or whatever they can find,” she added.
When the program first began twelve years ago, it was delivering 350 beds a year. And last year turned out to be the nonprofit’s biggest year so far, with 1,910 beds delivered to those who need them the most.
“Research shows that there are about 6,000 children within our community who are sleeping without a bed each night,” said Fay. “And so we know that there’s still a lot of unmet need out there.”
Watch the entire segment at CBS News.
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