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Boise chapter giving beds to more kids
Cutline for Sleep in Heavenly Peace Workshop: One of the Boise chapter’s Sleep in Heavenly Peace workshops was presented on Mike Rowe’s Facebook program, “Returning the Favor.” The group holds “build days” to make bunk beds for children in need in the Treasure Valley. (Courtesy photo)
By Liz Colton
“No kid sleeps on the floor in our town!”
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) started in a garage in Kimberly, Idaho in 2012. A small group of friends helped put together 11 bunk beds and delivered them to families in need during the Christmas holiday. It was only going to be a Christmas tradition, but it has become almost a full-time opportunity for most of those involved.
J.J. Plew is Idaho born and raised. J.J. and his wife, along with their 4 kids have lived in the Treasure Valley for the past 15 years. J.J. has stayed actively involved in his kids’ activities as a coach, umpire, and volunteer. He enjoys music, dance, sports, and anything fun which helps keep him a kid at heart. J.J.’s desire for Idaho Family Magazine is to be the resource for families in the area looking for things to do and whats going on while also providing a positive and enjoyable magazine for readers. Feel free to reach out to J.J., he would love to hear from you.