In August this year I will be taking a team of 8 young people with Belfast YMCA to Bekoji, Ethiopia to join in the work of Stand By Me. While we are there we want to purchase and build beds for families which don't yet have one. This February I am spending a week (23rd-29th) 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.
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 we 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.