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What is Build-A-Bed?

Build-A-Bed targets children in Kentucky that 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, and create happier days, brighter dreams and more opportunities for a lifetime of success. 

  • The mission is to ensure that P-12 Eastern Kentucky children are guaranteed a proper place to sleep in their home.
  • Each recipient is given a twin sized bed and mattress, a set of sheets, a blanket or quilt, a hygiene kit, books, night-light or alarm clock, and stuffed animal. 

Build-A-Bed Fact Sheet

For the 2016 Build-A-Bed Project 

We plan to build 170 beds for the children in the counties we serve through the Morehead program on Saturday, April 16th. 

Counties eligible include the following: Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Bracken, Breathitt, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Harrison, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, and Wolfe.

To Apply for a bed you must fill out the application and return it by March 1st, 2016.  

Applications turned in after the deadline will not be considered. Applications must be returned to:

Vicky Cooper

Morehead State University

211 Education Services Building

Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: 606-783-2579           Fax: 606-783-5083           Email: 

 Build A Bed Application 2016 

Build A Bed Frequently Asked Questions 

We receive a large number of applications each year so please be aware not all applicants will receive beds. 

Build-A-Bed History

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 sixth year of their regional Build-A-Bed project. 

  • The 2015 MSU Build-A-Bed project provided 183 beds and bed-time bags to K-12 children.    
  • The 2014 MSU Build-A-Bed project provided 150 beds and bed-time bags to K-12 children.
  • The 2013 MSU Build A Bed project provided 98 beds and bed-time bags to K-12 children.
  • The 2012 MSU Build a Bed project provided 57 beds and bed-time bags to  K-12 children. 
  • The 2011 MSU Build a Bed project provided 74 beds and bed-time bags to  K-12 children.

For more information about builds happening across the Commonwealth please visit the Build-A-Bed Facebook Page.

Build-A-Bed in Kentucky in 2013

Morehead State University Build-A-Bed Partners

  • AmeriCorps
  • Center for Adult Education and College Access
  • Center for Regional Engagement (CRE)
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Frenchburg Job Corps CCC
  • Gateway House Homeless Shelter 
  • MSUCorps
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP)

 How Can you Help?

  • You can sponsor a child in a bed for $150.00. By giving the gift of a good night's sleep, your donation to a child is immeasurable.  We are seeking monetary or in-kind donations which we will use to complete our goal of 170 beds.

Sponsor Form 2016 

 Build A Bed Supply List 




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