Shepherdsville Elementary School Family Resource Center Coordinator Traci Gould and Louisville’s Metro United Way are hosting Build a Bed Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the school.
Gould said the concept is simple…students deserve a good night’s rest to be at his or her best.
“Can you imagine...in a comfy bed, one student will have 2,920 hours of good sleep in a year?!,” she said. “We are providing 50 beds to 50 kids. That’s a total of 146,000 hours of good sleep in one year! My hope is that we will see improvement in their overall mood, health, and productivity.”
Gould thanked the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce for promoting the needs for sponsors and builders.
“This is certainly not an easy project, but it will be so worth it when the kids get to come and see their new beds,” she said.
Project partners are Metro United Way, Amazon, K&I Lumber, Journey Christian Church, Keller Williams (Trish Ford), JOM Pharmaceuticals, PNC Bank, First Harrison Bank, Bullitt Co Women’s Club, City of Shepherdsville, Shepherdsville Fire Dept., Hadley Energy, Proud Mama Decals, Forest Edge Winery, VFW Women’s Auxiliary, Fastenal and many individuals.
Gould expressed appreciation to those who actively support her school.
“I love how the community wraps around Shepherdsville Elementary and is so quick to help with anything the school needs,” Gould remarked. “I have always lived here and love my community.”
Gould said the community pitches in for all of Shepherdsville Elementary’s projects such as the Kids Café, Be a Gentleman Club, Girl Boss, LEAP, Food Insecurities, etc.
Metro United Way has provided funding for several programs and Gould applauds the positive relationship.
“This is not my first major project with Metro United Way’s support and I love working with them,” she said. “Metro United Way helps support Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource/Dare to Care Kid’s Cafe, and helps provide volunteers for other projects. They are also working endlessly to seek a solution for the issue of homelessness in Bullitt County.”
The Shepherdsville Fire Department will be providing Smoke Detectors for everyone and everything else is a surprise for the kids involved.