Lowcountry nonprofit asks for help donating beds to families this Christmas
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A Lowcountry nonprofit group is asking you to help them deliver sleep over Christmas.
The new organization was launched in February, donating beds to families in need in the greater Charleston area.
The nonprofit is called Project Z of the Lowcountry and was founded by former Charleston and Berkeley County teacher Jane Elieff after realizing that not all of her students had beds to sleep on. the night.
Elieff says she realized the impact a good night’s sleep can have on a child’s performance in school.
She says that since Project Z started just under a year ago, they’ve already been able to donate a few beds to families in Lowcountry.
They now aim to fund 50 beds by Christmas Day.
Elieff has a list of 21 families she says have children who sleep on the floor, on old sofas, or share beds with several siblings.
When you donate to Project Z, you are helping them provide a full bed for these families. This includes the mattress, bed frame, blankets, sheets and two pillows.
“I think if anyone had the chance to talk to the families I’ve spoken to and really hear what they are going through and where their kids sleep at night, I think everyone would want to get these beds for. children, “Elieff mentioned. “They deserve it, their families deserve it and we want it to happen. “
You can choose different levels of gifts like a twin bed or a bunk bed. Elieff says no amount is too big or too small.
To donate to Project Z, Elieff says you can text Giftsleep to 44321 or go to this website: https://projectzlowcountry.org/make-a-donation.
On the site, you can also fill out a form if you need a bed and wish to request one.
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