BedGear’s registered 501(c)3 arm has partnered with Common Ground Montgomery (CGM) to donate and outfit over 60 queen and twin mattresses with accompanying mattress protectors, pillows, blankets, and sheets to CGM’s Camp Onawa & Retreat Center, which is currently under renovations. CGM is a non-profit organization that specializes in developmental programs, camps, and activities, connecting youth with resources and transformative experiences.
“BedGear is constantly looking for ways we can lend a helping hand and contribute to organizations like CGM with such a substantial reach of influence,” says Eugene Alletto. “The BedGear Foundation is focused on community, so it was a no-brainer to partner with an organization that has made monumental strides to serve families in their community of Montgomery, Alabama. We are thrilled to provide the children at Camp Onawa with mattresses and bedding that will allow them to Wake Ready for their summers’ worth of activities.”
CGM has found a way to combat adversity by renovating a 100-acre piece of property outside of Montgomery. The property has 22 cabins and a 12-bedroom dorm that will house children of all ages for a rewarding and memorable summer camp experience. Additionally, the new cabins will help families who are unable to drive daily to the site. CGM’s mission is to provide structure, stability, and positive influences through Camp Onawa & Retreat Center.
In addition to providing a space for connecting and creating deeper, more impactful relationships among peers, CGM’s retreat will bring therapists on-site to aid families and children who face high-intensity living conditions. Fun activities such as swimming, horseback riding, laser tag, and mini golf will be available to all campers throughout the summer.
“We just want to thank you, BedGear, so much for what you’ve done for our organization and for our mission and for getting us going on renovating this entire property,” says CGM Executive Director Bryan Kelly. “Your donation of beds, pillows, blankets, sheets, and everything that came with it was an amazing start to helping us renovate the entire property. The (volunteer) families here raved about how great their sleep was and what a great experience it was for them. Thank you so much for investing in our community this way and the future impact on so many families.”
For information about the BEDGEAR Foundation, please visit http://www.bedgearfoundation.org/.