MOREHEAD – The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and their partners are gearing up for their sixth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all.
The goal is to give beds to children PK-12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches, or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 500 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 160 beds.
Each child receives a brand new bed and mattress along with a bedtime bag containing sheets, a pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, book, alarm clock or nightlight, and a hygiene kit.
The beds will be built on Saturday, April 16, at the Peddler’s Mall. Recipients are expected to pick up their beds on the day of the build.
The project is currently accepting applications from Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Bracken, Breathitt, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Harrison, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan and Wolfe counties.
Applications can be found at www.moreheadstate.edu/buildabed. The applications must be submitted by March 1 for consideration.
MSUCorps has partnered with outreach groups including: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Center for Adult Education and College Access (AECA), Center for Regional Engagement (CRE), Gateway House Homeless Shelter, Frenchburg Job Corps CCC, Educational Talent Search (ETS), and Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs.
Any donation is appreciated. Checks may be made to Build-A-Bed and sent to MSUCorps, Morehead State University, 201 Education Services Building, Morehead, Kentucky, 40351.
Bed sponsorship of $300 and comes with your name on the Build-A-Bed T-shirt.
Details about how to help Build-A-Bed and application materials can be found at the website: www.moreheadstate.edu/buildabed.
Additional information is available by contacting Mary Claire Williams, program director, at 606-783-2719 or email to [email protected]