Leadership for Five Seasons Class of 2021 Built and Delivered Beds for Kids in Need as Part of Their Final Project
July 28, 2021 | Economic Development & Workforce
The Leadership For Five Seasons (LFS) Adult Class of 2021 completed their class project by assisting with a “build and deliver day” for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a volunteer organization that builds beds for kids in need and is a national non-profit with chapters spread across the country – including one in Hiawatha that serves the Cedar Rapids metro area. Classmates and additional community volunteers built 50 beds and delivered them to families identified through Kids on Course. Kids on Course is a program of the Zach Johnson Foundation that serves 1,000 students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Their goal is to close the opportunity gap so all students can continue on a path for post-secondary success.
“The LFS Class of 2021 is excited to provide these kids a bed of their own and establish a relationship between Sleep in Heavenly Peace and Kids on Course.” said Nick Dusil, LFS Class of 2021 participant. “Kids on Course has a wonderful network of families from diverse backgrounds in our community and we are honored to be a part of this process.”
The LFS Class of 2021 raised more than $19,000 to support the project with a fundraising cocktail and networking event, Sip in Heavenly Peace. The funds raised have gone towards supplies and equipment to build and deliver beds. Each recipient of a bed also received a copy of the short story, Jayden’s Big Day, written by local author Maurice Davis. The LFS Class of 2021 will also sponsor a diversity scholarship for the LFS Class of 2023. Learn more about the Leadership for Five Seasons program at www.cedarrapids.org/lfs.