"I HAVE MY VERY OWN BED!"
A Good Night's Sleep
My Very Own Bed's mission is to provide new beds and linens to children of families who have recently secured stable housing.
My Very Own Bed supports families in getting one step closer to thriving in their new homes by providing their children new beds and “dream kits” (bedding, book, and stuffed animal).
The beds not only help the new house feel more like a home, but they also provide children with a comfortable place to sleep. Improved sleep leads to improved health and wellbeing and supports children thriving at home and at school.
Racial Equity Statement
Systemic racism contributes to many children not having a comfortable place of their own to sleep on at night. To fulfill our mission, My Very Own Bed is committed to antiracism. We seek to advance racial equity within our organization and our community, by:
Treating everyone with dignity and respect
Identifying how white supremacy culture influences our internal policies and practices, while seeking to create ones that honor and celebrate everyone’s experiences
Intentionally diversifying our organization and partnerships to include the voices of the community and organizations we are honored to work with
Listening, learning, and growing from our mistakes
Being accountable to ourselves (both staff and board) and the community by regularly reporting on our progress, mistakes, and plans.
Please consider giving today so more children have the opportunity to start the school day right - by getting a good night's sleep.
We thrive because of the generosity of our community. One way to contribute is by volunteering your time.
The impact of poor sleep is far-reaching and can affect a child’s development, emotions, memory, and academic potential.
MVOB provides children with renewed comfort and security that they have a personal stable sleeping space & a caring community offering support. This support increases resiliency and healthy development. These beds are a tangible form of on-going love, belonging, and security - Beth O. St. Paul Public Schools