Founded in 2010, Sleepyhead Beds began picking up gently-used beds and delivering them to bedless children in the Kansas City metro area. Sleepyhead Beds delivered approximately 1800 beds to area children in 2011, and there are many more children still in need of a proper place to sleep.
How It Works
With the help of volunteers, we ask for gently-used beds, bedding or donations. When a bed is donated, we pick up it up and we take it to our facility to be sanitized. After it’s cleaned and ready to be slept in, we take it to a child in need. The process is as simple as that! We don’t require any formal applications; all we ask is that the donated beds are kid-worthy. Beds with stains and/or odors will not be accepted.
After donating a bed, you’ll not only sleep better knowing you’ve helped a child, but you will have also helped benefit the environment by keeping mattresses out of land-fills.
Why Children are Bedless?
There are plenty of area resources that provide housing, food and shelter, but there is no resource that provides beds for children in need.
These children come from families that are overwhelmed with financial stress and cannot afford the upfront cost of a bed. Some live in poverty, some live with disabled parents and some are victims of violence.
No matter what conditions children are living in, we believe every single one of them deserves the comfort of a bed.
*NOTE: We use SteriFab, a non-residual, biodegradable sanitizer that is effective against fungus, mold, mildew, bed bugs, dust mites, fleas, lice ticks and more. We also clean each mattress with a UV vacuum.