Yet again, this February, I am spending a week sleeping on the floor to raise money to provide children with a good night's sleep. There are still countless families whose living conditions are inadequate and who spend every night sleeping on the cold, hard floor so I'm taking on the February on the Floor challenge so that I can improve their sleeping conditions and provide them with beds.
I have had the privilege of being part of making beds in Ethiopia and then seeing excited families come to collect them. The joy is tangible and I can't really put into words the difference a bed can make to a family; children are able to learn better at school due to having had a good night sleep and everyone is generally healthier due to not having to sleep on a cold damp and sometimes wet floor.
A week of discomfort for me will be completely worth it as I know how much a good night's sleep can transform lives. Please give generously as I would love to help as many families as possible. Last year everyone was so kind and your donations were able to provide more than 20 beds! I would love to be able to bless many families again this year with your support.
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 whose lives have been changed because of your support.
Stand by Me rescues kids from extreme circumstances, then provides the care, love and attention they need to thrive. We care for over 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 meet each of their individual needs from food and healthcare, to loving parents and quality education, enabling them to reach their potential, stand on their own two feet and become who they were created to be.
February on the Floor is a fundraising event designed to make a significant difference to the lives of our amazing Stand by Me children. We ask people to sleep on the floor for a week of their choice in February and raise money to help provide families with a bed, improve their living conditions and give them a great night's sleep.