It’s no fun having a tired kid at home. But did you know that children who don’t get a full-night’s sleep suffer from more than mood swings? A lack of sleep is linked to difficulty concentrating in class, weight gain and immunity issues. But for families dealing with poverty or homelessness, how can their children get a good night’s rest without a bed?
During the United Way Day of Caring, Rich’s teamed up with nonprofit organization Beds for Buffalo to provide child-sized beds for underprivileged families. Volunteers spent the day milling, sanding and assembling baseboards that would be turned into beds and donated to households in need.
“The United Way Day of Caring gives us the opportunity to roll up our sleeves and make an immediate difference in our community,” noted Paulette Willet, HR Coordinator at Rich’s. “By partnering with nonprofits like Beds for Buffalo, we create tangible outcomes for families who need it most.”