Beds for Kids project

Donate!                                             Visit the Beds For Kids on Facebook.

The Beds for Kids Project was started in 2013 by Officers Jeremy Wade and Ryan Gallagher to help provide beds to children in-need - a project inspired after what they witnessed on a routine call in Seattle’s Central District. When Officers Wade and Gallagher arrived at the scene, they witnessed two young girls who were living in a home with their grandparents, both sleeping on the floor without a proper bed of their own. The next day, and with their own money, both officers purchased and set up two IKEA beds for the two young girls.

Seeing the joy these children expressed and realizing that many more children in Seattle are living under similar circumstances, the Beds for Kids Project was born. In partnership with the Seattle Police Foundation and now Sleep Train this will provide much needed beds so that more children in our community can have a good night’s sleep.

Your support of Beds for Kids through the Seattle Police Foundation is giving children a better night's rest, and preparing them for a better day at school.

In its first year, Beds for Kids provided over 50 beds to children and families in-need throughout our community.  In 2014, the number of beds delivered to Seattle children more than doubled.

In 2015, Beds for Kids expanded its efforts, continued its partnership with IKEA and partnered with UPS to help transport beds. In September volunteers from the Foundation, SPD, IKEA, UPS, and friends and family came together after a rigorous fundraising campaign to build, load, and transport IKEA beds to those most vulnerable. 100 beds were delivered throughout Seattle and King County.

Save the date of September 30th for the 2017 campaign to culminate in the distribution of more beds.