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In the North Texas area, too many less fortunate children lack proper beds to sleep in. Some are lucky enough to sleep on the family couch; others must sleep on the floor. To alleviate this problem, the S.M. Wright Foundation established the Beds for Kids program in early 2010. The objective of the program is to give disadvantaged children the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep by providing new twin or full bed sets.

To qualify, a family must complete an application and show proof of income and residency, provide a valid birth certificate for each child, and meet Texas Commodity Assistance Program (TEXCAP) income requirements. After the application has been processed, a Foundation staff member visits the family’s residence to verify the need for a bed. Upon approval, the family can pick up the bed from the Foundation’s warehouse. Approximately one month after the bed is received, the Foundation staff member visits again to make sure the bed is being put to good use and to inform the family about other Foundation resources.

From the beginning, the demand has far exceeded the Foundation’s ability to supply beds. Although there is still a long waiting list of 3,000+ kids, since its inception this program distributed 8,179 bed sets to the underprivileged kids in our community. $165.00 sponsorship of a new twin bed set including frame, box spring, and mattress for a child in need for teenagers $200 sponsorship of a full set including frame, box spring and mattress.

Please help the S.M. Wright Foundation purchase more beds for our kids who need beds by making a donation today.

 

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