"It was very rewarding to see the joy and pure happiness on the faces of these kids and their families when we were putting those beds together for them."
Organize a donation drive in your school, church community or work. Collect sheets, blankets and pillows with our donation collection boxes
We have three-feet cubed boxes that supporters of MVOB can help us collect needed supplies for our "dream kits" - the pillow, mattress pads, sheets, blankets, and stuffed animal that accompany each bed. These boxes work great in an open area at your work, school or church, where many people will see our colorful logo. At the same time, it should be where the donations can be somewhat monitored to ensure the collection of only new items.
We ask that only new, twin-sized sheets, mattress pads, blankets, and pillows are collected. If folks want to donate a new stuffed animal, that is great too.
We recommend a two-to-three-week window for your drive, but you may keep the box for as long or as little as you like. We can work with you to arrange delivery and pick-up, as necessary.
Assembling Dream kits & Delivering Beds to Kids
This is a wonderful opportunity for families with kids, individuals, clubs, teams, youth groups and work groups, to deliver beds and Dream Kits. This is a hands-on, life-changing, outreach opportunity that allows volunteers to meet and directly impact families who have experienced homelessness.
Volunteers will meet at our office. Volunteers will assemble Dream Kits and then deliver beds and Dream Kits to the families.
Our address: 34 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (Parking available)
Time commitment: 2-3 hours / start at 9:00am
Group Size: 2-6
Ages: All ages including kids ages 5+
Days: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
If interested in volunteering delivering beds you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Volunteer Sign Up at the bottom of the page to schedule a date for you/and or group.
Get Creative! Groups and individuals can make blankets for children
"Its definitely an eye opener once you step foot into these apartments. Children are just sleeping on the hard floors with a blanket or towel. There were lots of hugs and crying involved, but we were all there for one another."
"I saw firsthand how a bed can give these kids a sense of pride, this (bed) is mine."