Bed for the Levy family
The Levy’s tiny apartment is so crowded that it is almost impossible to walk around in it, and there is certainly no space for the children to play. Kayla, 36, has a degree in sociology and education but has never worked; she runs the house and takes care of the children.
The family relies on the salary of Ami, 41, who works as a city truck driver, as well as on the disability stipend for two of the boys who are autistic. Seven of the nine children sleep in the living room. Now that the baby’s crib is there though, it has become almost impossible to open the old folding couch that four of the kids use each night. Two girls sleep on a single bed in the bedroom.
If Kayla and Ami could afford it, they would buy a bunkbed with a trundle for that room. This would allow three of the children to sleep there more comfortably and ease the crowding in the living room. However, without enough to cover the family’s basic expenses (clothing, food, medicine, dental bills, etc.), they have no way to purchase the bed that would allow everyone to sleep better.