This is a hands-on outreach opportunity for families with kids, individuals, clubs, teams, youth groups, or work groups to assemble dream kits and help deliver beds and dream kits to children in our community in need of beds..


Volunteers will meet at our office for a short orientation and to pack kits and then follow our van to families’ homes

Where: 34 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (Parking available) 


When: 9:00 a.m. – noon, Fridays and Saturdays


Group Size: 2-4 


Ages: All ages including kids ages 5+

If interested in volunteering with us you can contact



"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."


Size: The blanket needs to comfortably cover a twin bed, at least 60" x 72"  


Style: Each child lists preferred themes and colors when requesting a bed, for example “LOL Dolls”, “videogames”, “baby shark”. We love receiving blankets that can be matched to these types of themes, even if they don’t fit the theme exactly.


High priority need: Solid colored blankets. Blankets with neutral patterns. Cartoon character blankets.


For more information: Please check out our fleece blanket instructions, or email with any questions.


Volunteers also help us collect needed supplies for our "dream kits" - the pillow, mattress pads, sheets, blankets, and stuffed animal that accompany each bed. You can host an in-person or virtual drive in your neighborhood, school, church, or work community. Get our Donation Drive Tool Kit.

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Volunteers Needed to Organize Dream Kit Inventory

What: Do you have a knack for organizing and want to help support My Very Own Bed? With your help keeping our Dream Kit inventory organized and managing our storage area, we can more efficiently deliver beds and Dream Kits to kids in the Twin Cities. Duties include folding and bagging fleece-tie blankets, organizing books, stocking shelves, and tidying and cleaning the space.

When: Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Hours can be flexible.

Where: My Very Own Bed

34 13th Ave NE 55413 Suite 106 – Located in the Keg Arts Building in Northeast

How to sign up: Send an email to with the subject line "Inventory Volunteering."

"I saw firsthand how a bed can give these kids a sense of pride, this (bed) is mine."