For many children, moving into a bed of their own is a mark of maturity. After years of sleeping in a crib or sharing a room with their parents, they suddenly have their own cozy space for restful sleeping, daydreaming, reading, doing their homework when they are older, or just enjoying some quiet alone time. Even in a shared room, one’s own bed is an important asset. But not all children – especially those living in poverty – have that luxury. We partner with Southern Indiana schools in hopes of providing bed frames, mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows, and laundry bags to children that need them. We know that a good night’s sleep is important to a child’s academic success. Adverse effects caused by lack of sleep can include aggressive behavior and bullying, poor grades, short attention span, and disruptions in cognitive and linguistic function. Something as simple as providing children with their own place to rest, however, can improve overall performance in school. Getting enough sleep can support more creativity, enhance mood, fight sickness, and positively impact overall health.

Thank You, Volunteers and Sponsors!

2023 Build-a-Bed

This year’s Build-A-Bed project in Southern Indiana brought together more than 150 volunteers to build 200 beds for children in need! We wanted to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible.

In The News

  • Metro United Way builds beds for kids


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  • Metro United Way, Prosser build beds for kids in southern Indiana


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  • 150 volunteers help put together over 200 beds for those in need in southern Indiana


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