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Jockey Being Family and Sleep In Heavenly Peace Build Beds For Kenosha Children in Need

Two-day build at Jockey International headquarters eliminates the waitlist for children’s beds in Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. [February 5, 2021] Every night, in Kenosha, too many children go to sleep on a floor. Or on an air mattress. Or on a couch. The children don’t have a bed to call their own, to get a peaceful night’s sleep. Jockey Being Family (JBF), the corporate charitable arm of Jockey International, Inc., and Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Racine/Kenosha (SHP) partnered to provide those children with the comfort of their own bed.

  

The two non-profit organizations came together, and with the help of Jockey International employees, built dozens of beds over two days for children, eliminating the entire current SHP waitlist in Kenosha, Jockey’s hometown.

Dozens of volunteers from Jockey International, JBF and SHP gathered at Jockey International headquarters in Kenosha to build beds under the guidance of SHP local chapter president, Michael Prudhom.

 

Those beds will be delivered to local children and families in Kenosha in the coming weeks.

 

“Jockey has been giving back for the past 15 years through our Jockey Being Family Foundation,” said Jake McGhee, vice president and chief philanthropy officer. “We remain committed to expanding our impact within our hometown of Kenosha. This was another tremendous opportunity to support those in need in our community. We rolled up our sleeves to serve a very real, yet basic need, of children in Kenosha without beds.”

 

The beds built by SHP are safe, insured and will be given to families with children ages three to 17 years old. Some beds will be bunk beds, some twin beds, depending on each family’s need. Each bed comes with a mattress, sheet set, pillows, comforter, JBF blanket and teddy bear.

 

Children without beds to sleep on is a local and national problem,” said Prudhom. “All children deserve a peaceful night’s sleep and we hope to provide beds for all kids in Racine and Kenosha. We are a volunteer organization and partnering with a family-owned company like Jockey, and their amazing team at Jockey Being Family, is tremendously rewarding. We couldn’t do this build without their support and backing. It’s a wonderful feeling to have Jockey and Jockey Being Family as partners – they care deeply about the Kenosha community.”

 

For future deliveries and consideration, families can apply for beds on the Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Racine/Kenosha website.

 

The two non-profit organizations came together, and with the help of Jockey International employees, built dozens of beds over two days for children, eliminating the entire current SHP waitlist in Kenosha, Jockey’s hometown.

 

Dozens of volunteers from Jockey International, JBF and SHP gathered at Jockey International headquarters in Kenosha to build beds under the guidance of SHP local chapter president, Michael Prudhom.

 

Those beds will be delivered to local children and families in Kenosha in the coming weeks.

 

“Jockey has been giving back for the past 15 years through our Jockey Being Family Foundation,” said Jake McGhee, vice president and chief philanthropy officer. “We remain committed to expanding our impact within our hometown of Kenosha. This was another tremendous opportunity to support those in need in our community. We rolled up our sleeves to serve a very real, yet basic need, of children in Kenosha without beds.”

 

The beds built by SHP are safe, insured and will be given to families with children ages three to 17 years old. Some beds will be bunk beds, some twin beds, depending on each family’s need. Each bed comes with a mattress, sheet set, pillows, comforter, JBF blanket and teddy bear.

 

Children without beds to sleep on is a local and national problem,” said Prudhom. “All children deserve a peaceful night’s sleep and we hope to provide beds for all kids in Racine and Kenosha. We are a volunteer organization and partnering with a family-owned company like Jockey, and their amazing team at Jockey Being Family, is tremendously rewarding. We couldn’t do this build without their support and backing. It’s a wonderful feeling to have Jockey and Jockey Being Family as partners – they care deeply about the Kenosha community.”

 

For future deliveries and consideration, families can apply for beds on the Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Racine/Kenosha website.


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About Jockey Being Family

Jockey Being Family supports and strengthens adoptive families by providing funding to nonprofit organizations, enabling them to provide critical post-adoption services on both local and national levels, thereby helping adoptive families stay together, forever. The Foundation believes every child deserves to grow up with a loving family in a forever home. To learn more, visit JockeyBeingFamily.com.

 

About Sleep in Heavenly Peace

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In Idaho and across the US, too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health.

That’s where Sleep in Heavenly Peace® comes in. We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Our organization has grown steadily over time, and we’re working on opening more chapters in different states to serve more people.