Sleep in Heavenly Peace® (SHP), a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to building and delivering hand-made, fully furnished beds to children in need, partnered with KB Home, one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States, and Simpson Strong-Tie®, a leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, to give back. Together, the organizations and more than 65 of their employees worked together to build 100 beds for underserved families in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday, June 10.
Founded in Idaho in 2012, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has provided more than 150,000 beds to kids in need at more than 300 chapters in four different countries, including the U.S. and Canada.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Phoenix Chapter President Joe Genovese noted, “At SHP, we are thrilled to be building beds for kids in need with two great companies like KB Home and Simpson Strong-Tie. Their support means the world to us and to our goal to see that ‘No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town’!”
Simpson Strong-Tie held a teddy bear drive at its Riverside, Calif., facility to gift to the children receiving the beds.
“KB Home was introduced to Sleep in Heavenly Peace through our strategic partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie. The nonprofit’s mission nicely aligns with our KB Cares giving program and specifically our focus on helping to provide shelter for those in the most challenging circumstances,” said Rob McGibney, executive vice president and chief operating officer for KB Home. “We believe that a safe and secure shelter includes a place to sleep, so we are grateful to be able to assist in building these bunk beds for children in the local community.”
“We’re very excited about Sleep in Heavenly Peace and KB Home giving us the opportunity to partner with them on this event to give back to our communities,” added Nate Johnston, Simpson Strong-Tie’s vice president, national accounts-builder/pro supply. “This is the first time Simpson Strong-Tie has participated with one of our builder partners on a community activity at this scale, and we’re grateful to SHP and KB Home for making it a reality.”
Simpson Strong-Tie is a world leader in structural solutions—products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, the company has a passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Its dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding customers with exceptional service and support has been core to the company’s mission since 1956.