S.M. Wright Foundation Beds for Kids Campaign
Kicks-Off Saturday, May 21
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Event begins at 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (noon)
The S.M. Wright Foundation
9213 Sovereign Row
Dallas, Texas 75247
Families who have been previously approved arrive to pick up
their bed sets. The SM Wright Foundation will also be giving
families computers, kids books and toys, armoires.
Beds for Kids Campaign and Goal
the North Texas area, too many children lack proper beds in
which to sleep. Some are lucky enough to sleep on the family
couch; others must sleep on the floor. To alleviate this
problem, the S.M. Wright Foundation established the Beds for
Kids program in early 2010. The objective of the program is
to give disadvantaged children the opportunity to get a good
night’s sleep by providing new twin or full bed sets.
qualify, a family must complete an application, show proof
of income and residency, provide a valid birth certificate
for each child, and meet Texas Commodity Assistance Program
income requirements. After the application has been
processed, a foundation staff member visits the family’s
residence to verify the need for a bed. Upon approval, the
family can pick up the bed from the foundation’s warehouse.
Approximately one month after the bed is received, the
foundation staff member visits again to make sure the bed is
being put to good use and to inform the family about other
Since its inception, the Beds for Kids program has
distributed more than 6,360 bed sets to underprivileged kids
in our community, but demand far exceeds the foundation’s
ability to supply beds, and there is still a long waiting
list of more than 4,200 kids.
$165, donors can sponsor a new twin bed set for a child in
need; for $200, sponsors can provide a full bed set for a
teenager. All bed sets include a frame, box spring and
mattress. Please help the S.M. Wright Foundation purchase
more beds for kids in need by making a donation today.
Campaign timeline is through September 30, 2016.
Goal for this 2016 campaign is to provide beds for all of
the 4,200 children on the waiting list.
anonymous donor has come forward and is donating $40,000 in
a matching pledge. So each $1 donated by the public is
really equal to $2, up to that point.
SM Wright Foundation is so very grateful to these Community
Partners for their help in referrals:
Therapy, Child Protective Services - Dallas, Tarrant and
Collin County, Children’s Medical Center, City
of Dallas Housing/Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Dallas
Healthy Start, Dallas Housing Authority, Dallas ISD, Desoto
ISD, El Centro College / Adult Resource Center, Genesis
Women Shelter, Head Start of Greater Dallas, Healing Heart
Center, Home Sweet Home/The Salvation Army, Kipp Truth
Elementary, Lancaster ISD, Lumin Bachman Lake Community
Family Clinic (MLK Center),
Methodist Children’s Home Outreach, Metro Care, Parkland
Outpatient Clinic, Psychological Social Services and
Homeless Education Program,
Rosemont Mission Trail, St. Vincent De Paul Collin County,
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Texas
Department of Health, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Well
How can the public help:
Visit the website and donate money, especially during this
crucial time during the campaign to help the Foundation
reach its $40,000 matching pledge. So, each $1 donated by
the public is really worth $2 up to that point. Donations of
new linens are also welcome.
link to help/give: http://www.beds4kids.info/ or
go on www.smwrightfoundation.org and
click on “Program Services.”