Chicago-area groups partner to build beds for needy children

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TINLEY PARK, Ill. (AP) Two Chicago-area nonprofit organizations have collaborated to build handmade beds for underprivileged children and are looking for more volunteers.

David King, president of the Oak Forest chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, said that he and volunteers have built about 100 beds for kids in need since he took over the group in March.

Steve Vick, vice president of Tinley Park Lions Club, told the Daily Southtown the group decided to partner with King's organization and help them with constructing beds to mark their 70th anniversary.

King noted that Schillings in Mokena donated the lumber for building the beds. But other resources, such as pillows and comforters, were purchased.

Vick says their group is always looking for new members. He noted they meet on the third Tuesday of each month.