We love our Bedheads! Here is a rerun of a story from Bedhead Ashley Hamm. You can be Bedhead too by making a gift of $30 a month or more at www.sweetsleep.org/donate. You'll even get a cozy Sweet Sleep tee for signing up.
heart was broken when I first heard the story of Sweet Sleep several
years ago. Sweet Sleep, started by a sweet family friend, takes care of
our future leaders, teachers, parents, innovators, and world-changers by
providing a soft place for orphans around the world to lay their heads
at night -- to rest their minds and bodies.
few months ago, while complaining about the discomfort of my
8-inch-thick, pillow-top mattress, I began looking into the price of a
much-coveted and absurdly expensive memory foam mattress. I hear they
are amazing. However, around the same time, my sister (and friend) was
on a mission trip with Sweet Sleep to Gulu, Uganda. Doing the math, I
realized that the price of the mattress that would allow me to jump on
my bed without spilling a glass of water, could provide over 30 orphaned
children in Africa a bed, a mosquito net, bedding, and a mattress.
I didn't need a fancy mattress to help me sleep better after all. Peace of mind has worked just as well. I am a bedhead
because it helps me fall asleep knowing that I am contributing to the
comfort of someone on the other side of the world, who is also trying to
sleep sweetly. I am a bedhead
because I know that when life is hard, a sweet sleep is a great escape; a
sweet sleep means a fresh start -- a rested mind, heart, and soul. I am a bedhead because I believe in this organization, its mission, its purpose and its integrity. I believe in Jen Gash and her hard work. I believe
Sweet Sleep is fighting to ensure that thousands of abandoned and
orphaned children have the opportunity to wake each morning with
strength. And I believe in the future of these children.
Sweet Sleep is doing amazing things. Just $30 a month
can make a great impact. That’s a dollar a day saving thousands of
lives; preventing hundreds of illnesses; and allowing millions of sweet
If you are able, join me in becoming a bedhead and helping orphaned and abandoned children around the world sleep sweelty. Just go to www.sweetsleep.org/donate and make your gift of $30 a month or more.
You'll even get a cozy Sweet Sleep tee for signing up.
Ashley Hamm is an entrepreneur who lives on Okaloosa Island in the panhandle
of Florida with her husband Clay, who currently serves in the U.S. Air
Force. Ashley recently graduated with an International Business degree
and now hopes to share her passion about global issues through her
writing and lifestyle.