Kudos to the The Kansas City Star — and reporter Laura Bauer — for telling the story of Monica Starr who founded Sleepyhead Beds, a nonprofit she runs out of her dining room in Fairway, Kansas, located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
The story begins:
Monica Starr and a friend sat silent in her car outside a Kansas City woman’s apartment. They knew if they talked, they’d cry.
So they sat there, replaying in their minds what they’d seen.
The woman — with five children younger than 13, including an infant born with marijuana in his system — desperately wanted to keep her kids. She needed to show the state she could care for her children.
Read the full story: Fairway woman’s nonprofit gives needy kids a place to sleep
This story was also told as part of KCTV-5′s “Faces of Kansas City.” See the video.
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