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We’re partnering with Stand by Me to provide beds for kids in the communities near Open Arms Village in Kenya and the Denisa Care Center in Romania. Many of them still sleep on the cold floor every night, including some kids that attend Open Arms Academy!


We believe that every child deserves a good night's sleep, so we're partnering with Stand by Me for February on the Floor. And we’re inviting you to join us! February on the Floor is a fundraising event that aims to bring a huge change to our kids' living conditions and provide them with a bed. Sign up to sleep on the floor and receive your personalized fundraising page and fundraising guide.


We're excited to have you take part in our challenge!

Sign up will only take a couple of minutes, and once you're done we'll be in touch over email with some great resources that will help you with fundraising!

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This February we are challenging you to sleep on the floor for a week of your choice. Everyone’s challenge will be different and you can decide how difficult you want to make it. How long will you sleep on the floor? A week, all the weekends in February, one big Friday night as a group or class? Will you sleep on carpet, under a blanket or in a sleeping bag? You can choose how challenging you want to make it once you sign up. Every $191.51 raised from being sponsored can buy a bed for a child who spends every night sleeping on the hard floor and improve their living conditions, giving them a good night's sleep. 

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The challenge is open to any age and any fitness level. You can do it as an individual, a family or as part of a group whether from your school, church or company. You simply have to be prepared to have a week of uncomfortable sleep in order that you will be the reason one of the kids in our care will no longer have to. To confirm this challenge is right for you, there is advice in our challenge guide which you will receive once you have signed up!


Signing up is very simple to do and we are here to support you through every step of your challenge.

  • Pick a week in February to sleep on the floor and sign up to the challenge. We'll send you a challenge guide and set up your personal online fundraising page.

  • Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.

  • Make sure you tell as many people as possible about your challenge before, during and after, whether on social media, by email or face to face. We'll even provide example social media posts to help you. 

When you've completed your challenge we'll send you a photo of the child and family who has benefited thanks to you taking on the challenge!

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To help encourage people to sponsor you, they will be able to see on your fundraising page what the different elements will cost:

$5.47 can provide a pillow

$12.31 can provide bed sheets

$21.89 can provide a blanket

$43.77 can provide a mattress

$108.07 can provide a bed frame

In total, $191.51 can buy a bed. It can give a child the opportunity to snuggle into a bed for the first time- bringing them joy and helping them wake up every day rested, refreshed and ready for a day of learning and fun.