About Us

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit association providing beds for free to kids who need them.

Beds for Kids, Inc., started as a small mission of the First United Methodist Church of Bradenton in 2017 when many requests started to come in for children’s beds. In 2021, the organization incorporated and received its 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

Our Story

We hold volunteer workdays where generous people volunteer their time and talent to build the beds. Children paint Bible verses on the slats in bright colors to inspire the families and remind them that Jesus loves them. The bed is then delivered to the child’s home, and with their help, it is assembled. New linens, pillows, teddy bears and a rug for prayer are added along with a children’s Bible and storybook.

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“Before we leave, we pray with the children and their parents. The experience is heartwarming and truly wonderful for all who are involved.”

Board Of Directors

Todd Shear

Vice President

Anthony DeSalvatore

Treasurer

Addison Shear

Honory Member

Diane Benson

BOARD MEMBER

Suzanne Malone

BOARD MEMBER

Bill Robb

BOARD MEMBER

Rev. Clark Edwards

BOARD MEMBER

DEBRA COOPER-GRIMM

BOARD MEMBER

Darrol Thompson

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Donate $250 now to provide a new bed for a child and become a part of this amazing mission. Any amount you can provide will bring sound sleep to a child in our community!

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