In Jefferson County there are students who are struggling to get the proper rest because they do not have a bed that they can call their own. They may sleep on a couch or a sleeping bag on the floor – but they are not getting the rest they need to thrive in school. We have a chance to help these students.
On August 28th, St. Francis in the Fields will be hosting a “Build-A-Bed” event in Graves Hall. We will buy lumber, hardware and mattresses and in a few short hours we will build 25 beds for school-aged children our community who are in need. There is something for everyone to do! We will need time, talent and treasure!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 28th, right after the 10 a.m. service!
This mission outreach project is not just for people who are good with tools. There will be something for everyone to do! We will have a need for people to organize, work with tools, help with hospitality, and we will need children to come and write encouraging messages and Bible verses on the bed slats!
We need to raise $3,600 to purchase the lumber, hardware, and mattresses. The Vacation Bible School children have raised $375 so far, and we just need $3,225 to build the beds. We are also collecting new twin-sized sheets (gender-neutral), diverse bed-time books, pillows, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss!