During the last week of February, I’ll be sleeping on the floor to raise money to buy a bed for a family in Ethiopia. There are families who spend every night sleeping on the cold, hard floor so I'm taking on the "February on the floor" challenge so that they no longer have to and instead can sleep in a comfortable bed.
From my short time in Ethiopia I saw first hand the difference having a bed in the home has, offering somewhere comfortable to sit during the day as well as enabling a more comfortable night's sleep. In small homes, a bed frame also maximises space, enabling families to store things under the bed.
My bed is something I take for granted, doing the February on the Floor challenge is a small way of putting myself in a position to think about the privileges I have and the inequalities that exist in our world. Of course, I hope to raise as much as possible to go some way to alleviating the situation. If you can, please donate and let's see if we can raise some beds. And why not give it a go yourself and join in with the February on the Floor challenge!
Stand by Me rescues kids from extreme circumstances, then does whatever it takes to provide the care, love and attention they need to thrive. We care for almost 4,000 kids across the world, from Myanmar to Colombia to Ethiopia. No two are the same, some are orphaned, some abandoned, some abused or living in extreme poverty, so we take care to understand and meet each of their individual needs from food and healthcare, to loving parents and quality education. We're in this for the long term, until they reach their potential, stand on their own two feet and become who they were created to be.