Helping Our Youth Achieve 501c3 is a nonprofit that provides advocacy services for youth, adults, and families that live in the Maryland communities.
Provide children of low-income families their own beds, to foster independence and a good night sleep. It’s important for school-age children to get at least 9- 11 hours of sleep.
DID YOU KNOW….
That 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the US, and many of these families cannot afford beds? Children often have to share a bed with their parents or siblings or simply sleep on the floor. According to American Psychological Association study, poor sleep affects children’s grades and academic performance and adversely affects behavior up to two years later.1
Sleep deprivation has been linked to behavioral and health issues, irritability, difficulty concentrating, hypertension, obesity, headaches and depression.
Bed of Blessings is dedicated to ensuring children of low-income families have a bed of their own to ensure independence and good night sleep to increase concentration, self-control and readiness to learn.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED
We are accepting donations several ways:
- New twin mattress and box spring
- Monetary gift
- New bed linen
KNOW A CHILD THAT NEED A BED
Complete the form below.
Provide mentors to females and males (ages 5-21) who may not had their biological parent in their life. These mentors will identify with these young individuals on a psychological and emotional level, assist them to become confident in exploring their surroundings and impact their emotional and social development.
Reunite families and provide supported services to families who has been separated due to foster care, drugs, abandonment and other life issues.
Let’s work together to advocate, support and educate the Marylanders!
Please choose which program(s) you require more information, please use the form below to send us a message.
1 Bullock, L. (2011). Child Bed Poverty Affects Thousands in the US. Mattress Advisor. https://www.mattressadvisor.com/child-bed-poverty-thousands-2/.