Simpson Strong-Tie Gives Back to Families in Phoenix

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to building and delivering handmade, fully furnished beds to children in need, partnered with Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, and KB Home, one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States, to give back. Together, the organizations and more than 65 of their employees worked together to build 100 beds for underserved families in Phoenix, AZ., on June 10. 

Founded in Idaho in 2012, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has provided over 150,000 beds to kids in need at more than 300 chapters in four different countries, including the U.S. and Canada. 

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Phoenix Chapter President Joe Genovese noted, “At SHP, we are thrilled to be building beds for kids in need with two great companies like KB Home and Simpson Strong-Tie. Their support means the world to us and to our goal to see that ‘No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town!’” 

Simpson Strong-Tie held a teddy bear drive at its Riverside, CA., facility to gift to the children receiving the beds, and through its KB Cares giving program, 

KB Home donated bed linens for all of the beds built during the event.  

 “We’re very excited about Sleep in Heavenly Peace and KB Home giving us the opportunity to partner with them on this event to give back to our communities,” said Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President, National Accounts-Builder/Pro Supply Nate Johnston. “This is the first time Simpson Strong-Tie has participated with one of our builder partners on a community activity at this scale, and we’re grateful to SHP and KB Home for making it a reality.” 

“KB Home was introduced to Sleep in Heavenly Peace through our strategic partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie. The nonprofit’s mission nicely aligns with our KB Cares giving program and specifically our focus on helping to provide shelter for those in the most challenging circumstances,” said Rob McGibney, executive VP and COO for KB Home. “We believe that a safe and secure shelter includes a place to sleep, so we are grateful to be able to assist in building these bunk beds for children in the local community.” 

 Simpson Strong-Tie and KB Home share a culture of giving back to local communities. Home construction and repair is a key focus area for Simpson Strong-Tie charitable giving, and the company demonstrates that through monetary and product donations, engineering and technical support and employee volunteerism. KB Home is built on relationships and believes that every action the company takes, from how it cares for its communities to how it safeguards the planet, has the potential to make a positive impact for everyone. The company’s KB Cares giving program is one way it puts that ideal into action.  

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