My Very Own Bed is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides new beds and linens to children of families who have recently secured stable housing in the Twin Cities.
My Very Own Bed was created to help families get one step closer to thriving in their new homes. By providing beds and linens to kids who need them, we’re making those new homes more livable and restful. By making sure the beds and linens are new, we’re giving kids and families something all their own — not a hand-me-down. Our bed sets include a twin mattress and box spring, along with a Dream Kit that includes sheets, and a pillow. We make it easy on families by managing every step of the delivery, from transporting the beds to setting them up in each child’s room.
For a kid, a bed is more than a piece of furniture. It’s a place to bounce, to launch superhero flights, a place to snuggle under the covers on a cold night or when they’re sick. The comfort of a real bed instead of the floor allows children to enter the stages of sleep that allow them to feel fully rested. Being able to get a good night’s sleep directly impacts kids’ academic success and potential as well.
Imagine sleeping every night on the hard floor of your room. Imagine not having a pillow and using a backpack instead. Imagine going to school, trying to concentrate in between yawns because you didn't have a bed to sleep in at home.
For families who have experienced homelessness, finding stable housing is an exciting and powerful step. But it’s not the end of the story: A family may have a new home, but still struggle to afford the basic furnishings that make it truly theirs — even something as simple as a child’s bed.
My Very Own Bed currently provides beds through the following referral partners: Washburn Center For Children, Simpson Housing Services, Interfaith Outreach, St. Paul Public Schools Project Reach, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collabrative and Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.