This February, from the 10th - 16th, I am spending a week sleeping on the floor to raise money to buy beds for families 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. A bed is not just for sleeping on but is used for the family to sit on and for the kids to do their homework on instead of squatting on hard floors which become very damp in the rainy season.
A week of hardship for me is nothing compared to the living conditions I have witnessed on my recent trip to Ethiopia with Stand by Me.
I can't wait to update you with photos and details of my experience and I will share photos I will receive of the families in Ethiopia whose lives have been changed because of your support.
Your kind support will go towards transforming the lives of our kids and their families supported by Stand by Me.
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 3,500 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.