Sleep is essential for our physical and mental health, and a good night’s sleep is often taken for granted. Unfortunately, many children, especially those who are homeless or living in poverty, struggle to get a good night’s rest due to a lack of basic necessities like a comfortable bed. This spring, the Milford High School & Applied Technology Center is taking action to provide the much needed beds.

Milford High School & Applied Technology Center is hosting a Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) project on May 19 to build beds. The project will be led by construction technology and engineering teachers with student volunteers. Their goal is to raise enough funds and supplies to build 20 beds.

“Students will be able to use this bed build event on their resumes, showcasing their team building abilities and carpentry skills, all with a philanthropic twist. Kudos to the school for coordinating this wonderful opportunity,” says Jennifer Landon, vice president of education and workforce development, ABC NH/VT.

If you’d like to learn more or support this project, click here or email David Gilbert.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit organization committed to providing a comfortable bed to every child in need. The organization’s volunteers build and deliver bunk beds to children who are sleeping on the floor or sharing a bed with family members. The beds are made with high-quality materials, and each bed comes with a mattress, bedding, and a pillow. The goal of Sleep in Heavenly Peace is to provide a safe and comfortable place to sleep for every child who needs one.