PHOENIX — Sleep in Heavenly Peace® (SHP), a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to building and delivering hand-made, fully furnished beds to children in need, partnered with KB Home, one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States, and Simpson Strong-Tie®, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, to give back. Together, the organizations and more than 65 of their employees worked together to build 100 beds for underserved families in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, June 10.
Founded in Idaho in 2012, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has provided over 150,000 beds to kids in need at more than 300 chapters in four different countries, including the U.S. and Canada.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Phoenix Chapter President Joe Genovese noted, "At SHP, we are thrilled to be building beds for kids in need with two great companies like KB Home and Simpson Strong-Tie. Their support means the world to us and to our goal to see that ‘No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town’!”
Through its KB Cares giving program, KB Home also donated bed linens for all of the beds built during the event. Simpson Strong-Tie held a teddy bear drive at its Riverside, California facility to gift to the children receiving the beds.
“KB Home was introduced to Sleep in Heavenly Peace through our strategic partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie. The nonprofit’s mission nicely aligns with our KB Cares giving program and specifically our focus on helping to provide shelter for those in the most challenging circumstances,” said Rob McGibney, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for KB Home. “We believe that a safe and secure shelter includes a place to sleep, so we are grateful to be able to assist in building these bunk beds for children in the local community.”
“We’re very excited about Sleep in Heavenly Peace and KB Home giving us the opportunity to partner with them on this event to give back to our communities,” added Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President, National Accounts - Builder/Pro Supply Nate Johnston. “This is the first time Simpson Strong-Tie has participated with one of our builder partners on a community activity at this scale, and we’re grateful to SHP and KB Home for making it a reality.”
KB Home and Simpson Strong-Tie share a culture of giving back to local communities. KB Home is Built on Relationships® and believes that every action the company takes, from how it cares for its communities to how it safeguards the planet, has the potential to make a positive impact for everyone. The company’s KB Cares giving program is one way it puts that ideal into action. Home Construction and Repair is a key focus area for Simpson Strong-Tie charitable giving, and the company demonstrates that through monetary and product donations, engineering and technical support and employee volunteerism.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to building and delivering hand-made, fully furnished beds to children in need. SHP’s mission is to tackle childhood bedlessness, which we estimate to affect nearly 3% of the population. For more information, contact Anna Marshall at email@example.com or call 844-432-2337 x5018.
About KB Home
KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States, operating in 47 markets from coast to coast, and building over 670,000 quality homes in our more than 65-year history. What sets KB Home apart is our focus on building strong, personal relationships with every customer — from those buying their first home to experienced buyers — so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. No two KB homes are the same. That’s because every home is uniquely built for each customer, at a price that fits their budget. As the leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, KB Home was the first builder to commit to build every home to be ENERGY STAR® certified, a standard that fewer than 10% of new homes nationwide meet and has built more ENERGY STAR certified homes than any other builder. An energy-efficient KB home helps lower the cost of ownership and is designed to deliver greater comfort and well-being than new homes without certification. Reflecting the company's commitment to creating an exceptional homebuying experience, KB Home is the #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder based on homebuyer satisfaction surveys from a leading third-party review site. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Director, Marketing Communications at Simpson Strong-Tie