This February I am spending a week sleeping on the floor to raise money to buy a bed for a family in Ethiopia. I am taking part in this challenge as I have visited the Stand by Me project in Ethiopia and have seen firsthand the conditions families live in, with no bed they sleep on the cold mud floor. From my experience volunteering at the Stand by Me office and through sponsoring a child in Ethiopia, I know that a bed will mean so much to a family and will change their lives significantly.
A week of discomfort for me will be completely worth it as I know that a bed will transform this family's life. Please give generously as I would love to give the gift of a bed to as many families as possible.
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.
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.