This February, from the 7th - 14th, I am spending a week sleeping on the floor to raise money to buy a bed for a family in Ethiopia. I have visited the Stand by Me project in Ethiopia and I have seen the awful conditions most families live in where they spend every night sleeping on the cold, hard and, in the rainy season, damp floor. I have also helped build beds and given them to families and seen the joy and relief they bring.
Because of my experience I’m taking on this “February on the floor” challenge to hopefully raise money for more than one bed so that families no longer have to sleep on the floor and they will benefit from a comfortable nights sleep which we take for granted. This will improve their well-being and their ability to learn and achieve their full potential.
A week of discomfort for me will be completely worth it as I know that a bed will transform a 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 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 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.