Many Kentucky children are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all. This project is designed to promote healthy bedtime rituals, improve the quality of sleep, create happier days, brighter dreams and more opportunities for a lifetime of success.
The Kentucky Build-A-Bed project began in 2009 when two Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs, Success Corps and FRYSC Corps, built 57 beds for children in their service region. Since 2009, the project has gained much momentum. In 2010, the founding groups spearheaded a massive statewide build where 557 beds were built and distributed to P-12 students across Kentucky. In 2011, various Kentucky AmeriCorps programs began hosting regional builds across the state. MSUCorps and the Morehead Build-A-Bed Partners are beginning their ninth year of their regional Build-A-Bed project. In 2018, the Ashland Chapter of the Kentucky Credit Union League discovered applications that were left unfilled from the 2018 Morehead build. Together, Ashland Credit Union and Members Choice Credit Union joined forces to fulfill the need in our community.
“Committing my time and energy to a cause that I am passionate about feels wonderful! I loved seeing our community work together to make a difference in a child’s life.”