December 1, 2023 | Local News

Bed sponsoring changes lives!

St. Benedict’s announces 11th annual bed sponsor campaign 2023-2024

A message from Harry Pedigo, executive director of St. Benedict’s Shelter.

Bed sponsoring is an investment!

St. Benedict’s Shelter for Men is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing nonjudgmental shelter and social support services in a Christian atmosphere. We provide high-quality programs that benefit Daviess County and the surrounding area. We do this through our Bed Sponsorship Campaign! It is only $500 to sponsor a bed; that’s less than a $1.50 a day!

Will you join our efforts and partner with us today?

When it comes to shelters that care for men experiencing homelessness, St. Benedict’s operates one of the most phenomenal facilities west of Louisville. We accept anyone who needs a safe place to sleep, eat and bathe, and we don’t place time limits on their stays. As a result, we serve a large number of clients who come from several counties.  For example, in 2022-2023, our facility assisted about 500 men from 105 zip codes.

Our annual Bed Sponsorship fundraiser makes it possible for St. Benedict’s to offer a safe shelter and the types of programs that help clients move into permanent housing. We estimate it costs $500 a year to provide a bed for a client, so, at this time each year, we ask our supporters to consider sponsoring a bed. 

Funds from the Bed Sponsorship campaign are used to expand and enhance existing programs, which center around restoring self-confidence and regaining self-sufficiency.  The campaign runs through January 30, 2024.

To show our appreciation, sponsors’ names are displayed on a plaque in the men’s shelter.

Generous community support is vital to our clients’ success. If you want to partner with us and sponsor a bed, please fill out the enclosed envelope and mail to St. Benedict’s or donate online at https://stbenedictsowensboro.org/sponsor-a-bed/.

If you donated to the Bed Sponsorship program in the past, thank you for supporting regional men who experience homelessness.  We hope you will consider partnering with St. Benedict’s again this year.

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