Dreams Delivered: Dripping Springs Elite Donation to Sleep in Heavenly Peace Organization

In a continuing effort of community support, Dripping Springs Elite Real Estate Professionals recently exemplified the spirit of giving by donating $1000 to the Austin-area Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP). SHP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing beds for children who are going without one.

Steve Gielda, Chapter President for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, accepted the donation at DS Elite’s monthly meeting last week. “These funds which are so generously donated will help us build more beds for kids who don’t have one in Dripping Springs,” Gielda said. “Each bed cost $250 so this means four children in Dripping Springs will get a real bed to sleep in.”

Kristen Rummel, a member of DS Elite and Austin Portfolio Real Estate agent, serves as the chair of the Charitable Giving Committee. On behalf of DS Elite, she shares her thoughts on the recent donation: "As DS Elite members we believe in supporting causes that make a tangible difference in our community. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is doing incredible work, and we are honored to contribute to their mission of providing comfort and security to children."

Rummel emphasizes the significance of supporting organizations like SHP, which directly address a fundamental need often taken for granted. "For many of us, a bed is a basic necessity we never have to worry about. But for countless children in our own neighborhoods, it's a luxury they can't afford," she remarks. "By supporting SHP, we are not just providing a bed; we are offering a sense of dignity and hope to children who deserve nothing less."

The donation from DS Elite underscores the power of collective action in creating positive change. As Rummel explains, "Every contribution, no matter how big or small, has the potential to make a profound impact. Together, we can ensure that every child in our community has a safe and comfortable place to rest their head at night."

Giving back to the community is one of the core principles of Dripping Springs Elite Real Estate Professionals. We not only serve the needs of clients in real estate, but we also focus our attention and funds for local organizations that build our community and serve neighbors.

“With this donation to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, we are not only providing physical comfort but also instilling a sense of belonging and security in the lives of children facing adversity,” said Rummel. "In giving, we receive the greatest reward of all—knowing that we've made a positive difference in the lives of others."

Founded in 2012 by Luke and Heidi Mickelson in Twin Falls, Idaho, SHP has been transforming young lives one bed at a time, ensuring that no child has to sleep on the floor. To learn more and get involved, visit SHPbeds.com.

Dripping Springs Elite Real Estate Professionals is a professional development organization of 25 of Dripping Springs' top producing real estate agents/brokers from multiple brokerages. We’ve combined our vast experiences to give buyers and sellers in the Dripping Springs area an advantage in the process. We all know there’s strength in numbers.

Photo L-R: Steve Gielda (SHP), Kristen Rummel, Mica Gutierrez and April Mayo (DS Elite)