Spring Update

Spring is here and we have had many exciting activities over the last month that we wanted to share with you! First, on Saturday, March 25th, WBT Radio, WFNZ 610am and 107.9 the Link hosted a furniture drive at the Arboretum Shopping Center in South Charlotte. We had a great… Read More

Blogs Are Back

Happy Tuesday! We are excited to announce that our blogs are making a comeback. We are blessed with an abundance of supporters in our mission to positively affect the community we are all a part of. With that in mind, we will start blogging so you, our supporters,… Read More

Kids Day Camp Visit

This past Monday we had an opportunity to host 50 kids, ages 6-12, at our warehouse from a day camp at Myers Park United Methodist Church. We’ve experienced first-hand the generosity and compassion of young ones like these who want to help those in need in our city and so… Read More

Kids Serve Saturday In Review

“Why don’t those kids have a bed..? ” were the responses of a 7-year old girl whose dad was standing beside her as they walked around the BFK warehouse on a tour. On May 31st we hosted a special volunteer day meant for families to bring their kids (14 and younger) to learn about our mission and serve families with similar aged children who are in need in Charlotte.  Part of our goal as an organization is to develop so much awareness in our city that our services become less and less needed because we have such a socially-conscious community that takes personal responsibility and cares for the needs of their neighbors.  And as we, the staff, learned from Kids Serve Saturday there is never an age too young to start encouraging them towards this mindset of selflessness, wisdom, and service. Read More

Kids Serve Saturday

When: Saturday, May 31st, 9am until 1pm Where: 2519 S. Tryon St. Charlotte 28203 Families with kids 14 years and younger are invited to stop by the Beds for Kids warehouse for a service learning opportunity anytime between 9am and 1pm on May 31st. This is a great time… Read More

Announcement: Your dollar will be doubled up to $25,000!

As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas and you're sitting around your dining room table eating a Thanksgiving meal or maybe your children are nestled in their beds waiting on Santa to come place presents under the tree, consider what it would be like if your family didn't have that table to eat your meals at or your children didn't have a bed to call their own. Since Beds for Kids inception in January 2011, we have been able to change that by providing over 1,550 beds to children and their families and over 8,280 units of essential furniture items. Read More

My Children Need Lamps

Recently Daniel and I sat down with Jeanette Reber, principal at Ashley Park Elementary, a Title I school on Charlotte’s West side. Mrs. Reber graciously gave us an hour and half of her time sharing, with much passion, the challenging environment the majority of her students live in daily. Every principal in Charlotte has a tough job ensuring the learning atmosphere is prime for their students’ success; however, principals like Mrs. Reber have additional struggles they must consider when caring for the students they shepherd and lead. Read More

The Crawford Family Delivery Story

The Crawford family excitedly greeted our delivery team at the front door with huge smiles and hugs.  Four generations of women were in the house, from grandma to great granddaughter; all standing in the kitchen in joyful conversation (holding the littlest who was just 2 years old).  As each new bed was brought in the women shouted with gratitude and surprise at how great it was to finally have the much needed beds, the new kitchen table, a sofa and dressers in their home.  Read More