Build-a-Bed kicks off Mayor's Give-A-Day week

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Mayor Greg Fischer kicked off his annual Give-A-Day week of service with an event designed to provide local children with beds.

The partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools aims to build 110 beds.

Sleep Outfitters, Build-a-Bed and Kosair Charities collaborated to raise funds for the build.

Volunteers say there are thousands of students who could use a comfortable place to lay their head.

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“The need is enormous for our city. Any given time we have about 7,000 of our students who don’t have a bed and/or are homeless,” Mayor Fischer said.

Give-A-Day week of service ends on April 23.

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