Northern Polk County Knights Help Slumberland Bring a Good Night’s Sleep to Those in Need

Knowing that a good night’s sleep can have a positive impact on quality of life, Slumberland began the Homes for the Holidays program to provide new beds for families in need. Since 1993, Slumberland has partnered with local charities to identify and help families with no, or not enough, beds at home. More than 1,000 new beds are given away each year across the 12 states Slumberland serves. To date, more than 20,000 new beds have been donated to those who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor.

For the past twelve years, the Slumberland stores in the Des Moines Metro Area have participated in the Homes for the Holidays program and the Knights of Columbus have been with them from the get-go. On 5 December 2012, this proud partnership continued as Knights of Columbus from the Msgr. J. M. Hanson Council 5038 in Ankeny, Saint Mary’s-Holy Cross Council 15347 in Elkhart, and Father Richard E. Gubbels Council 15603 in Ankeny showed up with their pick-up trucks and helping hands at the Slumberland on East Euclid Avenue in Des Moines.

Recipients were determined through the help of Lutheran Services in Iowa, Anawim Housing, and the Indianola Hope Foundation. Over 70 beds were delivered and set-up by nearly 40 Knights.

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