ST. CLOUD -- You can help area families in need sleep a little easier this holiday season with Catholic Charities of St. Cloud.

Over 170 families will have their holiday seasons brightened by local residents as part of Catholic Charities' Share the Spirit program, but more help is needed.

"The biggest need that we see overall in the program is beds," says Trina Dietz, of Catholic Charities. "Of those 175 families [in the program] at least 40 people in those families don't have a bed to sleep in."

Dietz says they are working with a local mattress retailer to stretch the donations and get good beds at an affordable rate.

"They actually provide us with really good quality beds at a very good price," Dietz says. "So whether it's $25 or $500, every little bit helps when you're trying to buy a bed for someone."

Dietz says they are looking to raise about $15,000 in the next two weeks to buy beds and other needs like refrigerators and tires.

Families are eligible to be "adopted" by sponsors in Catholic Charities' Share the Spirit program for three years.

You can help by donating online or by calling Cathy at 320-650-1550.