The Build a Bed project is an excellent opportunity to assist the over 15,000 children in the Arizona foster care system.
As adults, we recognize the unsettling feeling when moving, even when it’s a choice we make ourselves. The idea of home comforts is key to our sense of belonging and security. Can you imagine, not having these, and you’re just a child?
Every year hundreds of children are removed from a home because they do not have a suitable sleeping arrangement. Many more children are in group homes that cannot keep up with the demand. The typical recipient of a bed is a 2-4-year-old child living in a shelter,”Keegan said.” As the family moves into a permanent housing, the child will keep the bed, giving an important sense of continuity during a difficult time of transition.
The Build a Bed project is an excellent way to make a POSITIVE impact on a child in need.
How it Works
The group is divided into teams of 6 to 8 members. Each team is provided two-bed kits: pre-painted wooden frame, tools, decals for decorating the bed and 1 mattress per bed. Your organization can donate sheets and pillows and Knot Blankets to complete the project.
Each bed is approximately 36” x 54” (depends on the needs of the non-profit).
Teams assemble the beds, apply any touch-up paint as needed, decorate the bed, write a note to the child and affect a child’s life. Once the beds are complete they are checked for safety and then delivered several foster care organizations and group homes.
BUILD A BED is not about competition. This is about caring and collaboration as a company, with a donation that is rarely considered.
- Group Size: 25 to 1000+
- Team Size: 6 to 8
- Program Length: 1.5 to 2 hours
- Space Requirement : 100 sq. ft. per team
This incredible program provides help, hope and happiness to those in need.
The program includes:
- Event Staff
- Event Coordination with the Veteran Furniture Center
- All Materials and Supplies
- Delivery of items to the Veterans Furniture Center
- Furniture to be assembled (the number and items are contingent on clients budget)