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Local nonprofit partners with Lowe's to build beds for kids

They built bunk beds for children who'd otherwise sleep on the floor.

Posted: Aug 19, 2018 11:39 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A group of volunteers in Eugene spent Saturday morning building beds for kids in need.

The local nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace partnered with the Lowe's Hero Program, for their first bunk bed build held outside of Lowe's on 11th Street.

They built bunk beds for children who'd otherwise sleep on the floor. One of the final steps is branding each bed with their logo.

They built 20 bunk beds on Saturday, getting 40 children off the floor.

"We came into this not knowing what we would be able to do for our community, but as you can see we had 40 to 45 volunteers from the community come out to build these beds to fill these kids' dreams. We will continue to do this and the outreach is also out in Springfield and Elmira so we will be out and around town," said Connie Jonas, the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Chapter President. 

They also provide a mattress and bedding and then bring them to families in need. They plan to hold a bunk bed build at Lowe's again next year.

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