WILX Partners with Sleep in Heavenly Peace for Make an Impact Campaign
October 21, 2022
Gray Television's WILX-TV (Lansing) Made an Impact partnering with in Heavenly Peace on September 10 by helping to build sixty two beds at the Lowes on South Cedar in Lansing. The South Lansing Lowes donated all of the supplies for the beds and fifty volunteers worked together to assemble beds that are donated to local families with children 3-17 years old, who are currently sleeping on the floor.
The Michigan-Lansing Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace serves a wide area of St. Johns to Jackson and Grand Ledge to Williamston. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is an organization of volunteers dedicated to finding those children that do not have the luxury of sleeping on a bed. Children with sub-optimal sleeping conditions are more likely to live in disadvantaged circumstances and experience poverty-related stress, all of which contribute to poor sleep. The consequences of poor sleep are significant, especially for very young children. Sleep in Heavenly Peace organizes fun and easy builds with volunteers of all ages to construct beds for those in need. They then deliver the beds with a mattress, pillow, sheets and comforter at no cost to the recipient.
The effort by WILX continued this week (10/17), working with Sylvan Learning Centers to collected donations both at its studio and at two area Sylvan locations.
The station also opened its phone bank Thursday (10/20), where viewers could call in and make monetary donations. 100% of the funds raised will stay in the area.