Sleep in Heavenly Peace

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A stack of headboards created on a build day of the Austin, Texas chapter ready for delivery. Assembly of the bed is finished at the recipient's home.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is an American nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that builds and delivers beds to children who don't have beds to sleep in. Luke and Heidi Mickelson founded SHP in 2012 in Twin Falls, Idaho. As of 2019, the organization has 150 chapters around the United States and has built over 4000 beds.[1]

When Luke Mickelson was a youth group leader at his church, the group built beds for a member family of the church that was in need. He then built a bed with his family and offered it for free on Facebook. When people in the community heard about the effort, many donated bedding items, which encouraged Mickelson to move forward with the project. The organization grew at such a pace that Mickelson decided to leave his job and run SHP full-time.[2]

The web television series Returning the Favor featured Mickelson and SHP on an episode in February 2018.[3] CNN honored Mickelson as a CNN Hero of 2018.[2]


  1. ^ Murphy, Helen. "Man Quit His Job of 18 Years to Build Beds for Kids in Need — and Now His Charity Is Taking Off". Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Torgan, Allie. "He quit his high-paying job to build beds for kids who sleep on the floor". Cable News Network. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Sleep in Heavenly Peace". Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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