It’s estimated that between 400-500 children in Brown County don’t have their own bed for a place to recharge and get a good night’s sleep. Enter Sleep in Heavenly Peace. The nonprofit builds and delivers beds to children through 240 local chapters, including the newest one to South Dakota located here in the Hub City. Though the pandemic has slowed things down a little, they’ve provided beds for 58 kids so far. All beds come with a mattress, twin sheet set, pillow, and comforter or quilt. To date, everything has been donated by the community.
Jeff Evenson is the co-chapter president of Aberdeen’s Sleep in Heavenly Peace. He said the support from people who donate supplies and materials and show up to build sessions has been outstanding. Plus, you don’t need any carpentry skills to help. “Everything is pre-cut, so anyone can prep and assemble beds.”
To support Sleep in Heavenly Peace, or to request a bed, find them on Facebook or visit www.shpbeds.org/chapter/sd-aberdeen.