Because Build-A-Bed and the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association have missions that so closely align, the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association decided to faciliate Build-A-Bed in the spring of 2009. The Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association, Inc. seeks to improve the quality of life and the physical and economic conditions of our neighborhood. By building beds and providing items to promote safe sleep and calming bedtime rituals in this neighborhood and neighborhoods around the state, Build-A-Bed hopes to improve the bedtime routines and sleep quality of Kentucky children, bring communities together to tackle a shared challenge, recognize and capitalize on local communities’ and individuals’ strengths and expertise, and empower volunteers with new skills and confidence.
On May 8-9 of 2010, Build-A-Bed will host 2,000 volunteers in building 500 beds. These beds, mattresses, and bedtime bags will be delivered to children in need across the state of Kentucky.