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Members Don’t Sleep on Helping Kids in Need

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It’s easy to take having a bed for granted, but it’s never easy for a child who doesn’t have one to sleep on the floor.

To help keep that from happening, more than 300 SkillsUSA California students recently took part in the Generation T Bunk Bed Build at Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles. The mission? To build 100 bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to building and delivering beds to families in need.

Generation T (the “T” stands for “trade skills”) is a national movement launched by Lowe’s to raise awareness of the U.S. skills gap. The bed project helped do that, but, according to SkillsUSA California director Clay Mitchell, it did more for the students participating. “I think it’s going to help them understand that the career they’re pursuing can have an impact on real lives,” Mitchell said. For more, visit: tinyurl.com/skillsusa-bed.

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