BEDS EQUAL DREAMS
WHO DOES BEDS EQUAL DREAMS SERVE?
The Beds Equal Dreams ministry provides beds and bedding to children at schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system in North Carolina and the Lancaster County School System in South Carolina who do not have a bed to call their own. Many of these children are homeless or are in transitional housing. Additionally, Beds Equal Dreams is working to expand the ministry to other schools in the local area. We have partnered with Arlington Baptist Church in Mint Hill and St. John UMC in Fort Mill to expand our reach.
HOW DOES BEDS EQUAL DREAMS SERVE?
We have Build-A-Bed events to construct our easy-to-assemble bed frame from donated lumber. In the past, these events have involved almost 100 people from the community and church. We provide Tempur-Pedic mattresses for the beds. Most of our bedding has come from donations bought around the particular likes of the children. In our bedding package we supply linens, pillows, blankets, pajamas, and a stuffed animal or toy
WHAT ARE BEDS EQUAL DREAMS’ MINISTRY GOALS?
- Build relationships between the church and community
- Practice good stewardship by driving the cost out of supplying the beds
- Build a sustainable ministry by soliciting long term financial and in-kind support
- Protect the dignity of the families involved by asking for a small donation and requiring that the family provide transportation
Watch the video to see what Beds Equal Dreams is all about
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED
Build-A-Bed Events – Twice a year we have Build-A-Bed events to construct our bed frames. At our Build A Bed event on September 23-24 we built 60 beds for children who do not have a bed to call their own. The Build A Bed event was tremendously successful. There were over 140 individuals involved in the event. We are often asked what is a Build A Bed event. The video below shows what a Build A Bed event looks like.
Upcoming Build-A-Bed Event
Sign up to take part in our next Build A Bed Event on March 17th. We will be building 25-30 beds for our spring distribution. Click the SignUp Genius button below to go to our signup page. Pick your time and station.
You can sign up to receive information about upcoming Build A Bed events by clicking on the Add me to your email list button in the right hand column.
Distribution Events – Four times a year we have bed distribution events to give out our beds.
Adopt a child – provide financial resources to support the acquisition of bedding and beds. Make checks payable to Harrison Church – Beds Equal Dreams.Adopt a Child Form
Provide the bedding package for a child – provide the bedding items specific to a child (linens, blanket, pillow, pajamas, stuffed animal). You can receive information about upcoming opportunities to provide bedding by clicking on the Add me to your Bedding Sponsor email list button in the right hand column.
“Thank you so much for all that you did for our students. My students and their parents are still talking about how grateful they are and the students are truly enjoying having their own bed.”
Shirnetha Stinson, Ed.S.. Principal, Brooklyn Springs Elementary School
General Bed Request Forms
Download PDF Request Forms