The Boston Cares Bed Project
The Boston Cares Bed Project offers fun, hands on experience to all volunteers, with all levels of experience, to give back to members of their community.
Volunteers serve together to build twin bed frames from start to finish. Once completed, these bed frames are donated to agencies who work with families transitioning out of homelessness.
Interested in engaging your team? Boston Cares can set up a Bed Build project for your company at one of our host locations, or even in your office parking lot. Please note that building beds does have a supply and project management cost.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Kacey Sanfilippo, Director, Corporate & Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-422-0910 x212
**Please note, opportunities may be limited or delayed based on evolving Covid-19 safety precautions.
Do you know a nonprofit agency interested in distributing beds to famililes in need? Please complete this survey!
This unique volunteer opportunity was first established when realized that children under 18 make up 60 percent of the 13,000 people experiencing family homelessness here in Massachusetts, and do not have access to their own beds when transitioning from shelters to new residencies. Studies find that children who do not have access to their own bed or sleeping space experience greater challenges in school, issues with lower self-esteem, and underdeveloped social-emotional skills. These issues can be addressed by providing families of the Boston area with a key component to ensuring a good night’s sleep, a bed frame! This project offers fun, hands on experience to all volunteers with all levels of experience to give back to members of their community.
Ready to build? - Contact Kacey Sanfillipo, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement at email@example.com or 617-422-0910 x 212.
Nonprofit Agency Partners
The completed bed frames are donated to local nonprofit agencies who work with families transitioning out of homelessness.
If you are a nonprofit agency interested in learning more about becoming a Bed Project beneficiary please fill out this form here. For immediate needs please contact Hannah Borgida, Corporate Volunteer Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-422-0910 X 209.
Featured Bed Build Events
Boston Cares Annual Holiday Bed Build:
Hosted each year in early December, the Holiday Bed Build gives corporate groups and individuals an opportunity to build beds to be donated to families in need. Check out our 2019 flyer for reference here: 2019 Holiday Bed Build Flyer
Boston Cares Annual MLK Day of Service Bed Build:
In partnership with the Mayor of Boston, Boston Public Schools, the Massachusetts Service Alliance, and with the support of corporate partners, Boston Cares engages 600+ volunteers each year at an MLK Day of Service event. Many of our corporate partners support this day of service each January by participating in a Boston Cares Bed Build.
Corporate Partners interested in building at the next MLK Day of Service can contact Kacey Sanfillipo, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement at email@example.com or 617-422-0910 x 212.