Jennifer Gash via Crowdrise
July 20, 2010
BENEFITING: SWEET SLEEP INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2010
I also had the opportunity to meet a group of boys at one of our other partner organizations – World Vision’s “Uganda Children of War Program”. These boys---former child soldiers in Kony’s LRA army---are taken in by WV & are experiencing love & rehabilitation while being taught Biblical truths, life skills and coping skills. Once they’re ready to return home to their families, WV ensures the family is ready to receive them, and presents them with their very own Sweet Sleep bed and Bible. The young men I spoke to were so deeply quiet and withdrawn. It almost made me burst into tears to see them light up when they began to share about the way their new beds feel or what it was like to not be swarmed by mosquitoes at night, or, to have a Bible of their own to encourage them. It’s such an amazing partnership.
Right now, hundreds of children are waiting to be resettled with the help of our partners. 700 children are being resettled this October! While these beds typically cost $88, Sweet Sleep is currently able to provide these beds for just $60! But we need you to help us reach our goal! We need you, our friends, to help us resettle these 700 kids – providing them with the healthy, comfortable bed they never thought they’d be able to own – and restoring peace to their hearts and lives
Thank you for all you do to help us continue toward our goal of providing “a bed for every head.”