Beds for Kids project

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 to give 200 kids a bed!

Beds for Kids is an event that happens once a year. Our goal is to give beds to kids who don't already have one. We can't do it without you and the generosity of our sponsors. You can help buy a child a bed! Just click the green donate button and make sure they get a good night sleep. If you know a child that needs a bed, please click the refer button and give us their information. We want to help as many kids as we can this year.  

Save the date of November 17th for the 2018 campaign's distribution of more beds.

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.

          

 

 

 

 


How it began

The Beds for Kids Project was started in 2014 by Seattle Police 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 bed of their own. The next day, and with their own money, both officers purchased and set up brand new 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.

Program History

In 2015, Beds for Kids expanded its efforts. It partnered with IKEA and UPS to help transport beds. In September, volunteers from KIRO Radio, the Seattle Police Foundation, SPD, IKEA, UPS, and friends and family came together to build, load, and transport the beds to those most vulnerable. 100 beds were picked up or delivered throughout Seattle and King County.

In 2016, the program was expanded even more. Ron and Don featured the project prominently on their popular radio show and new major sponsors joined the project. Thanks to support from Mattress Firm, OfferUp, and KIRO radio, the Beds for Kids Project was able to provide over 300 beds to children and families in need throughout the Seattle area! 

The program is currently lead by Seattle Police Department, Community Outreach Program Manager, Felicia Cross.