KIRO Plus Cops Equals Beds For Kids


News doesn’t get much better than this. KIRO Radio 97.3 FM’s Ron & Don show, the Seattle Police Department (with the support of the Seattle Police Foundation), and Sleep Train will provide 300 beds to children in need through the 2016 “Beds for Kids Project.” Sure enough, semi-trucks filled with 300 mattresses, box springs, sheet sets, comforters, and pillows were delivered to the Seattle Police Department, Thursday, with the mattresses donated by The Dream Bed. This Saturday, selected families from all over Washington state will receive their new beds and their children will finally be able to sleep in a bed they can call their own. The project was launched in 2014 by Seattle Police Officers Jeremy Wade and Ryan Gallagher.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity because the thought of a young person not having a bed just breaks my heart,” said Ron Upshaw of the Ron & Don show. “Think about a kid who is 6 or 7 years old, never sleeping in a bed. This will be the first time they ever have their own bed. That’s a big deal for a kid, so I’m very proud to be a partner of this really great event.”

“Rest is so important, especially for kids as they’re learning and growing. It affects our health, happiness, success and ability to dream big,” said Jarrett Tomalin, Community Relations Supervisor at Sleep Train. “That’s why we are thrilled to expand our community support by partnering with Beds for Kids and The Dream Bed to ensure everyone has access to a great night’s sleep.”

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