The foundation of the Rotary Club of Edina recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to My Very Own Bed. Minneapolis-based My Very Own Bed provides beds to children throughout the Twin Cities metro area moving into stable housing. The grant will be used to support the purchase of 18 beds for children who would otherwise sleep on a floor or share a bed with a family member.
My Very Own Bed delivers the beds to homes shortly after families move in. With each delivery, My Very Own Bed strives to provide a “Dream Kit” of bedding, book and stuffed animal. In early June, Rotarians stepped up again for the organization, collecting 36 sets of sheets, 21 blankets, 21 stuffed animals, 16 pillows and 14 mattress pads and helping with some deliveries.
“We are still planning to reach 1,200 children this year, so every item is essential in helping us meet this goal,” Dream Developer Meg Hobday said of the donation. “We feel so blessed to be part of the great work your club is doing, locally and internationally.”
New Club President Michael Stanzak has chosen to honor those who speak at weekly club meetings in 2021-2022 by donating money to My Very Own Bed in their names.
Money for grants awarded by the Edina Rotary Foundation and speaker gifts is raised at an annual fall fundraiser and gala and donations made throughout the year.