To support our primary purposes, Bed Start’s programs interconnect our community to provide a continuous and persistent focus to lift each other up in our times of need. Through these programs we are able to transform mind, body, and spirit to begin paying more attention to broader and global human justice and mercy issues. If interested in more information about these programs or ideas you may have to expand an existing program, please Contact Us.
Home Starter Kits
Small or large groups can bless a family moving into an apartment or small house by providing all, or supplementing larger furniture deliveries to turn a dwelling into a home. This Kit is extremely critical in the support of families coming out of a shelter or group home environment and Veterans coming back from service.
In Bed By Christmas Eve
Each December, Bed Start has matching funds that double a donation $1 for $1. In November we seek larger donations to establish the base, then promote giving to match. The 2012 campaign exceeded our goal by over 60%!
During Vacation Bible Schools, Vacation Bible Camps, Mission Possible Kids events and similar children’s related outreach sessions, Bed Start actively engages children in providing furnishings and accessories delivered to their neighbors in need.
Year around, Bed Start provides weekly opportunities for service hours in support of such groups as National Honors Societies, Young Men’s Service League, and church youth groups. After their service commitments, many continue to serve because of their ability to change the world.
Small Group Service
Bed Start provides monthly and non-periodic service days throughout the year, including church life groups and mission teams focused on such social issues as poverty, homelessness, and single parent advocating.
Missions Open House
Each January when beds are in high demand, Bed Start participates in Custer Road United Methodist Church’s open house. Many outreach opportunities are exhibited, all focused on building partnerships and relationship with our community.
Conferences & Rally’s
Throughout the year, Bed Start provides the opportunity at scheduled civic, religious, and community functions to draw in interest in support of our community.