San Antonio nonprofit aims to provide over 200 beds for children in need this Christmas

The group also hopes to increase the amount of beds they can build next year

SAN ANTONIO – Volunteers are gathering their resources to help children in San Antonio who don’t have a place to rest their head at night.

The nonprofit, Sleep In Heavenly Peace, builds beds for children who end up sleeping on the floor. The group has chapters across the country. The chapter in San Antonio began four years ago.

The president for the local chapter, Eddie Arnold, says, “We’ve delivered over 2,500 beds over the last four years. This Christmas Eve morning, our goal is to deliver 200 plus beds.”

The group hopes to continue to increase the amount of beds they can build next year. If you would like to help or if you would like to request a bed, click here.

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Adrian Ortega is a news producer for the Nightbeat. He joined the station in 2016. Adrian helped expand the Nightbeat to a one-hour newscast on the weekend and is now producing for the Nightbeat 5 times per week. He's helped cover the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 winter storm, race and policing in SA and the Alazan-Apache Courts on the West Side.