Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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info@cffrv.org

Beds For Kids Fund

A Ministry for God's Children

Danny and Barbara Sergi (and Romeo)

Beds For Kids emerged from a conversation between Danny Sergi and a colleague over two decades ago.  That conversation brought to light the unfortunate reality that many children go to bed each night without a warm comfortable bed to lay their head for a restful night’s sleep. Danny learned that children are literally sleeping on floors or wooden pallets, children with beds are sharing with 1-2 other children, and babies sleep in bed with their moms who do not have a crib for their babies’ comfort and safety.

Danny stated: “The thought of God’s children sleeping on the floor or wooden pallets is very disturbing to me. While many fine organizations provide clothing and food, we want to provide a warm, comfortable place for the children to sleep”.

Danny responded that year by purchasing beds for several families in need. He then contacted local charitable organizations in an effort to raise awareness of this need and to inform them of his interest in addressing this situation. All along, Danny and Barbara have personally continued to purchase beds and cribs for children, gifting to date hundreds of beds and cribs to families in need.

As the awareness of Beds For Kids has grown among numerous service organizations, so too have the requests for beds and cribs.  Danny and Barbara have extended their reach to help children in several states and continue to work closely with NFP organizations to support this need.

Beds For Kids provides each child and baby with a bed frame or crib, box spring, mattress, set of sheets, blanket and pillow.

Please consider supporting Beds For Kids so that hopefully, one day, every child will have a warm bed or crib to rest their heads.

All gifts are tax-deductible.

On behalf of all the children and babies…..thank you for your support.

 

Have a Blessed Day,

Danny and Barbara Sergi

 


If you are an agency representative serving children who are in need of beds, you can apply here for the Beds for Kids program.  Please see the guidelines below for additional information about the program. 

Application

If you have questions about the program after reading the following guidelines, you can contact a program representative by clicking here.

Question

Guidelines for Beds for Kids:
  • Beds for Kids will provide funding to 501c3 organizations only, not individuals.
  • Beds for Kids provides beds for kids only, ages 0 -18 years, not adults.
  • Beds for Kids provides funding for the organization to purchase a twin bed or crib per child, which includes the frame, boxspring, mattress, sheets, blanket, and pillow.  
  • Organizations are responsible for ordering, delivering and making sure that the families receive the bed.
  • Organizations apply for the program by completing an online application found on our website.
  • Questions about the program can be submitted through an online form located on the website.

Beds For Kids Success Stories

 

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Read a Thank You Letter from Facing Forward to End Homelessness

Read a Thank You Letter from Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter

Read a Thank You Letter from CHIP IN Batavia / the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence

Read a Thank You Letter from Facing Forward to End Homelessness

“A woman’s baby daughter was able to return home to her mom and brother only because the crib was provided. Mom is now working and able to provide for her children.”

“This family consists of a young couple who have both been homeless since their teens and their daughter. Through your assistance we were able to provide a toddler bed for the daughter when the family obtained stable housing.”

“This donation provided a bed for high school senior who is an A/B student involved in mentoring and basketball.”

“This donation provided a crib for a newborn and bed to allow 4 & 8 year old to sleep separately. The family said, ‘We feel really loved and appreciated to know someone cares and shows support to us and keeping us together is a blessing and bond that can’t be broken. So thank you for all the help and support you give to our family.'”

“We were able to provide beds for two young boys as so that they have an appropriate place to sleep as they are growing. “

“The day after mom left a domestic violence shelter and moved into her new apartment, her four young children (who had been living with family) were able to join her. This was made possible by the beds that were delivered that day. Mom and kids were able to be in their own place and celebrate Christmas together.”

“Tonight’s delivery was very special.  A father and his three children (twin 8 year old boys and a 5 year old daughter) moved into their new home only hours before we arrived.  They said ‘thank you’ more times than we can remember. When the kids laid on their new beds, it seemed like their first beds they ever had…. we believe they were.”

-Marty Ovens, Knox Presbyterian Church

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