Some kids ask for bikes, others ask for beds…
After nearly 60 years in the restoration industry, BELFOR has experienced firsthand the substandard conditions in which some children are forced to sleep – curled up on plywood, cardboard on the floor or a pile of blankets. KOTS FOR KIDS was launched to help give kids young and old a comfortable place to dream.
The KOTS FOR KIDS mission is to give beds and bedding to those without, along with the help of partnering non-profits and caring individuals that also believe every kids deserves a good night’s sleep.
When children don’t have a comfortable place to lay their heads, their bodies and minds suffer. Sleep deprivation in children can lead to the inability to follow directions in school, the inability to control their emotions, a lowered immune system, increased risk of hyperactivity, as well as cognitive and behavioral problems. The inability to focus leads kids with sleep deprivation to injure themselves more. Researchers also believe that a lack of sleep can even effect how tall one grows!