Beds for Kids Taps Marcia Fudge, HUD Secretary, for the 10th anniversary virtual event focused on Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis
The event will also include remarks from North Carolina Congressman Alma adams and a dynamic round table with:
- A. Fulton Meachem, Jr., President and CEO of INLIVIAN
- Pamela J. Wideman, Director of City of Charlotte Housing and Neighborhood Services Department
- Laura Yates Clark, CEO, United Way of Central Carolinas
- Bakari sellers, old Caroline from the south Member of Congress, author and political analyst
- Mark Ethridge, Partner, Ascent Real Estate Capital
- Malcolm graham, CEO of Beds for Kids and member of the Charlotte City Council
To register for the event, click here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IbQNrChSQ2Siv1nfVBX1Mw
Furniture poverty is the inability to afford or access essential basic items – such as beds and furniture – that provide a household with a decent quality of life and the ability to participate in living standards. society. Studies have shown that lack of sleep affects children’s grades and academic performance and negatively affects behavior for up to two years later. Additionally, research has shown that not having a bed leads to poor sleep, poorer sleep quality, and even sleep deprivation.
“While a bed might not be the first thing we think of when discussing poverty, far too many children in our community are growing up in households that cannot afford to pay for a bed. their children. Poverty of furniture is a major problem that affects far too many of our neighbors, “said Malcolm graham, Executive Director, Beds for Kids. “Families need more than shelter. It takes essentials like beds and furniture to transform a house into a home.”
In addition to May 6 event, a series of 10th anniversary events will follow, including a celebration of volunteer appreciation, a virtual sleepover and the organization’s annual Dream Big dinner.
“Beds for Kids has been fulfilling dreams for families in need for a decade, but the harsh reality is that many families Charlotte are in trouble, ”Graham said.
About children’s beds
Beds for Kids empowers families with children by providing beds and other essential furniture to powerfully supplement the family’s resources as they move out of poverty and become self-reliant. The non-profit organization works with nearly 50 referral agencies to meet the bed and furniture needs of client families and relies on a strong network of volunteers to help renovate, reuse and deliver new and light beds. worn and essential furniture. For more information, visit www.bedsforkids.org.
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