Beds for Kids is a nonprofit organization that assists struggling families by delivering beds and essential home furniture to them.
The company's executive director, Daniel Fogarty, said it would be hard to imagine trying to sleep without a bed, enjoying dinner without a table, or enjoying family time without a couch.
By picking up new and gently used items and furniture, they are able to transport them to families in need.
"A lot of times, we see children sleeping on piles of clothes, and it's really hard for that child to perform in school, to have just good behavior habits," Fogarty said.
After acquiring new supplies this week, the crew was able to deliver 16 beds to apartments in southeast Charlotte, having been set up for formerly homeless families. Most of the rooms were provided by the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army provides the apartment, and then, Beds for Kids puts on the finishing touches. One of the families Beds for Kids has helped is Latisha June and her son, Gabriel, who have been staying at a local homeless shelter for the past three months.
Family Focus was there as Latisha June and Gabriel June walked in to see their new beds and home. The mix of emotions that came through the two of them was all too apparent as they took a look around.
"I love it; it's beautiful! Thank you!" Latisha exclaimed.
The single mother said groups like Beds for Kids give her hope and that it's a great feeling to have somebody care and want to help, especially with so many people in need.
Fogarty said that has been his nonprofit's goal from the start.
"It's the best feeling in the world to see day in and day out different people step into what a lot of times, many people take for granted," he said.
If you'd like to donate to Beds For Kids, the crew will pick up items at your home, as long as they are in good condition with no stains or tears. To donate, click here.