James Allen Boone and Rachel Childress in studio, December 12, 2017
James Allen Boone and Rachel Childress from the Princeton Rotary Club were in studio Tuesday morning to talk with WPKY about the Club’s Build-a-Bed project.
Rachel told listeners that several surrounding communities have been successful with the program, which provides beds for children in need who may not have a bed to sleep on at home, and the Rotary Club believed that this was a need in our community as well. The Princeton Rotary Club has partnered with the Community Disciples and the Vocational School to help provide the beds. The construction class at the Vocational School will stain the wood frame beds once they are assembled.
Recipients of the beds will receive a twin bed frame, mattress, and one set of bedding and children in need can either be referred or fill out an application to receive one. Applications will hopefully be available starting next week, December 18th through the 22nd, at the HOPE and COPE Centers, the Farm Bureau, DCBS, Pennyroyal Mental Health, and through the guidance counselors at all the schools and Sheila Meeks at Southside Baptist Church.
The Rotary Club’s goal is to provide the first 10 completed beds to children in need come January or February. The cost of each bed is approximately $175 and the Rotary Club has been raising money through private donations, their wreath project (which raised $900 itself), and the Angeline Henry grant which was written by the Community Disciples. Anyone interested in giving a private, tax deductible, donation can contact any Rotary Club member or members of the Build-a-Bed Committee, which includes James Allen Boone, Paulette Gray, Rachel Childress, and Stacey Boone.
You can catch the full interview with James Allen Boone and Rachel Childress below.