Beds for Kids

A volunteer advocate may request a warm cozy bed and bedding for a child in need of one’s own. For over 20 years, Cynthia Shafer has served as a GAL volunteer advocate. In the course of her advocacy work, she recognized that caring people are sometimes willing to take in a vulnerable child, but they lack the resources to provide a bed when they take in a homeless child. In 2001, Cynthia founded Bedz for Kidz on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem Program and continues to serve as the administrator to this day. She and her husband have driven close to 130,000 miles throughout our five-county region while delivering and assembling over 3000 beds to children who need a safe space and place to rest their weary heads during their time in the system.

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