Funds for Furniture

Bed Start Suggestions

Bed Start will do the shopping for you! Just select your starter kit

Bed For a Child – $150

Provides twin bed, frame and bedding for a child currently sleeping on the floor, with a parent, or sharing with siblings in an undersized bed.

Bedroom Set – $330

Provides a bedroom set for a Veteran, unaccompanied youth, or abused spouse coming out of a shelter.

A Place at A Table – $400

Provides a Table with chairs for a family to share a meal together.

Living Room Set – $700

Provides a sofa, love seat, TV & Stand and a coffee table for a family to share time together.

Make a House a Home – $500

Provides many of the necessary items that accompany the initial delivery for a family to settle in. Bed Start will do the shopping for you, providing many of the following items:

  • Living Room: lamps, coffee tables, and end tables
  • Bed Room: lamps and night stands
  • Kitchen: dishes, flatware, pots, plans, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, paper towels, cleaning liquids, dishwasher detergent and dish soap, and trash bags
  • Bath Room: towels, wash clothes, bath set, toliet paper, tissues, disposable products, shampoo and conditioner, bar soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Laundry Room: laundry soap, dryer sheets, and bleach
    Children’s Room: diapers, baby wipes, powder, soap, and shampoo

Planned Giving

Bed Start provides many ways to support our neighbors in need, which may result in significant tax deductions. Giving options include bequests made through your will, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts and life insurance policies. This information is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney, tax professional or investment professional.

Matching Gifts

Some employers provide their employees the opportunity to contribute to 501c3 nonprofit organizations. These Matching Contributions allow you to compound your giving. Ask your human resources office about your company’s Matching Gift program.

Honor A Loved One

Do you have someone or a group you would like to honor? Create a named fund and continue their legacy. You can set up a one year fund, or a multi-year fund. Contact us to find out about your options for a named fund. You can give an Honor Donation for almost any occasion, like:

  • Funerals
  • Weddings
  • Graduations
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Christmas
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Get Well Soon
  • Stocks and Bonds

A charitable gift of stocks or bonds provides an opportunity for tax savings while generously sharing with others. A gift to Bed Start of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation.

In addition to benefiting a neighbor in need, you may diversify away from low-basis, long-term holdings into other assets that will better suit your current needs.