A heartfelt thank you to the students at Ogden Avenue School! The sixth-grade class coordinated a donation drive to benefits BEDS as its service project. Fun facts – 96 sixth-grade students collected four carloads of necessary shelter supplies over the past month! More than $1,000 in gift cards were collected. […]
Week One (3/15/20 – 3/21/20) While we work to keep our clients and communities safe, our friends have stepped forward to share what they have. We’ve received hundreds of foodstuffs, cleaning supplies, and games. Additionally: A shelter client donated $15 with the first check from his new bank account. A […]
Pioneer Press reporter Kimberly Fornek reports on how BEDS Plus is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes that have been made to the overnight emergency shelter program as a result. Click here to read more.
Daily Southtown reporter Zak Koeske reports on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting organizations that serve the homeless, including BEDS Plus. Click here to read more.
This year, Christmas morning came early for some BEDS Plus clients. Wrapped presents were stacked on tables, too many to fit under a tree. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, baked goods and more tempted and then filled hungry stomachs. Spirits were festive, and big smiles could be seen on faces […]
Sometimes, a stranger’s simple act of kindness is all it takes to turn a day around. BEDS client Karl was recently touched by the generosity and genuine concern that Silvermoon Salon owner Kelly Douglas showed him and other BEDS clients at the salon that day for haircuts. Karl said Kelly […]
For one night, Bedford Falls and George Bailey come to Brookfield. Don’t miss the It’s a Wonderful Life Pop-up Bar at Joe’s Saloon, 9220 47th Street, on Friday, Dec. 6. Experience Martini’s and Nick’s. Come dressed as your favorite character or try Clarence’s favorite drink! Actors from the Theatre of […]
The first homeless shelter in Orland Park in more than 30 years is opening at Hope Covenant Church, 14401 West Ave. Hope Covenant Church is offering emergency overnight shelter Tuesday nights through May as part of our winter shelter program. About 15 to 20 people attended emergency overnight shelter at […]
For BEDS client Mike, a day at Silvermoon Salon was what he needed to lift his spirits. Mike was feeling down on his luck – depressed and sad because he is really missing his mom who passed away four months ago. Mike has been sleeping in his car while waiting […]
Ace Hardware really is the helpful place – a group of volunteers recently spent three days on site at BEDS locations helping with a shelter move, cleaning and stocking a shelter and sprucing up the Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility. BEDS would like to thank the Ace Hardware Foundation for […]