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‘Day to dream’ provides local children in need with a bed of their own

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50 children from families in need received a bed from Morris Furniture Company at the inaugural “Day to Dream” hosted by the Cincinnati Reds at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy in Roselawn on August 19, 2017. Photo provided

St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati and Morris Furniture Company joined to provide 50 children in need with a bed of their own at the inaugural “Day to Dream” event at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy in Roselawn.

Every night across Cincinnati, many children sleep on the floor, on a sofa, or with other family members depriving them of the good night’s sleep needed to better live, laugh, hope and dream. “Day to Dream” helps solve this ongoing problem and raise awareness of the need for beds for children.

The event on August 19 provided each child with a complete twin sized bed set including a mattress, box spring, bed frame, sheet set, comforter, blanket, pillow, teddy bear, a Cincinnati Reds hat, and ball and bat. Families also learned about the opportunities to participate in free clinics offered by the Reds Community Fund for kids ages 5-18.

“Our volunteers visit the homes of our neighbors in need and often find a pile of blankets on the floor where each night a child lays down to sleep,” said Mike Dunn, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati. “The need for beds in our community is great and the generosity of the Morris Furniture Company will provide a good night’s sleep to many families.”

Volunteers helped assemble the beds and assisted families at Reds Youth Academy. City Dash and members of Crossroad Church’s “Mighty Men” group made home deliveries of each bed so every child could use their new bed that night.

Anya, 8, tries out her new bed at “Day to Dream” on August 19. Photo provided

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