Andover resident helps build beds for youth in need

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Megan Cyr and other volunteers from TD Bank teamed up with Celtics players last Tuesday to build beds for youth in need as part of the program A Bed for Every Child.

Cyr joined Celtics players Brad Wanamaker and Guerschon Yabusele in Lynn to help build 40 new twin beds for Boston area youth. The beds include basketball-themed bedding and accessories.

The program A Bed for Every Child was created five years ago when advocates from the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless were offering homeless prevention resources for families at a public school. A teacher at the school informed them many of her students were showing up to school exhausted because they did not have a bed to sleep in.

Knowing that many of the student's parents were not in a financial state to afford beds, she wondered if the Coalition could help the families out by supplying them.

That inquiry launched A Bed for Every Child. The program works with public schools and community organizations to provide access to free, new twin beds for children in need throughout Massachusetts.

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