On Saturday, March 27 at New Rochelle’s D’Onofrio Park, members of the Larchmont Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Tuckahoe Eastchester Lions joined with other community volunteers to build kids beds for Sleep In Heavenly Peace, an international charity, founded nine years ago by Luke Mickelson in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to build beds for thousands of disadvantaged children. To date the organization has built more than 20,000 beds and has expanded to 260 local community chapters in four countries. This event was hosted by the Rye chapter, headed by Matt Ambrogi. Organizers from SHP chapters from Idaho Falls and Syracuse were there to provide their construction know-how.
The construction volunteers, including local police officers and county Legislator Terry Clements, built 34 kids bunk beds. They will be combined with mattresses, sheets, pillows, comforters and blankets and delivered to children in homes in need in our community. The volunteers also included representatives from the New Rochelle Police department, New Rochelle Pride and the HOPE community.
Breakfast and lunch for the workers was provided by the New Rochelle Lions.
For more, visit shpbeds.org.