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Local non-profits builds beds for Kenosha kids in need

Posted at 12:19 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 15:33:01-05

Two local non-profits, Jockey Being Family (JBF) and Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Racine/Kenosha (SHP), have partnered to provide Kenosha area children the comfort of a bed.

Dozens of JBF volunteers on Jan. 15 and 22 will gather to build beds, eliminating the entire SHP waitlist in Kenosha.

“Children without beds to sleep on is a local and national problem,” said SHP local Chapter President Michael Prudhom. "All children deserve a peaceful night’s sleep, and we hope to provide beds for all kids in Racine and Kenosha. We are a volunteer organization, and partnering with a family-owned company like Jockey, and their amazing team at Jockey Being Family is tremendously rewarding."

The beds built are insured and will be given to families with children ages three to 17.

Some beds will be bunk beds or twin beds, depending on each family's need.

Each bed will also come with a mattress, sheet set, pillows, comforter, JBF blanket, and teddy bear.

“Jockey has been giving back for the past 15 years through our Jockey Being Family Foundation,” said Jake McGhee, vice president and chief philanthropy officer. “We remain committed to expanding our impact within our hometown of Kenosha. This is another tremendous opportunity to support those in need in our community. We will roll up our sleeves to serve a very real, yet basic need, of children in Kenosha without beds.”

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