Donation Drive: My Very Own Bed
Imagine kids sleeping on a hard, cold floor each night. Unfortunately, that is the reality for far too many children in our community. For a kid, a bed is more than a piece of furniture. It’s a place to bounce, to launch superhero flights, and ultimately a comfortable place to snuggle under the covers for a good night’s rest. Adequate sleep directly impacts kids’ physical and mental health and enhances their focus and learning at school. Kids also benefit from having a place to call their own; it increases their responsibility and independence.
You can be a part of providing a comfortable bed to kids who need them! Through Fair State Cooperates, we are partnering with My Very Own Bed, a local non-profit that provides new beds and linens to children in families who have recently moved out of homelessness into more stable housing in the Twin Cities. With each new bed, My Very Own Bed provides a Dream Kit which includes a mattress pad, sheets, blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, and book.
Items We’re Collecting
● Brand new twin-size mattress pads
● Brand new twin-size sheets
● Brand new twin-size blankets or comforters
● Brand new pillows
● Brand new small stuffed animals
You may drop these items at the taproom during open hours. Look for the donation box next to the bar.
If you prefer to shop online, you may purchase Dream Kit items from any store of your choice and ship to My Very Own Bed at 34 13th Ave. NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis, MN 55413. For ideas or to purchase and ship directly, see My Very Own Bed’s registries:
● Amazon Wishlist
● Walmart Registry for Good
● Macy’s Registry
● Target Registry
Be sure to add Fair State Co-op to the order so that My Very Own Bed can record your donations as part of our drive.