Beds for Kids 2017
600 local children in need will receive beds as a result of the 2017 “Beds for Kids” project, a joint effort of Seattle Police and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
In 2017, the goal of all partners is to provide 600 local children in need with mattresses, bedframes, sheet sets, comforters, pillows and a Teddy bear. On September 30, 2017, selected families will have the opportunity to claim their new beds from a designated locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
The Beds for Kids Project was created in 2014 by Seattle Police Officers Jeremy Wade and Ryan Gallagher. When the officers responded to a 911 call and discovered two young girls had been sleeping on the floor of their home, they later returned to that same home with brand new beds purchased with their own money. Since that day, hundreds of people, including Ron Upshaw and Don O’Neill of the “Ron & Don Show” have stepped up to assist Wade and Gallagher in proving beds for children in need.
“Over the last three years we have been amazed to see how many kids sleep on the floor in our community” said Officer Jeremy Wade, cofounder of “Beds for Kids.” “So far, through this Seattle Police ‘Beds for Kids’ program we have been able to provide over 500 local kids with a brand new bed. This year’s goal of 600 beds is our most ambitious yet, but with the support of our partners and the public, we know it can be done.”
The hosts of KIRO Radio’s “Ron & Don” show have been dedicated advocates for this project since its inception and are contributing partners to the 2017 project along with the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Police Foundation, OfferUp, Mattress Firm, The Paramount Hotel and Make Unity.
For more information, to donate, or to suggest a family who would benefit from this program, please visit BedsForKidsSeattle.com.