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Bed Blitz

● Tools & Housing ●

The WBRP Bed Blitz gives local youth (ages 5-18) a twin-size bed frame, a brand-new mattress, sheets, pillows, a blanket or quilt, laundry detergent, books, a hygiene kit, and a teddy bear. This entire kit is given away for free thanks to the generosity of individual donors and corporate sponsors like State Farm Neighborhood Assist®, Sherman’s, and Intradiem. In 2022, we gave away over 120 beds, and in 2021, we gave away 130 beds to local children in Bloomington/Normal.

The Bed Blitz acknowledges that families may have different needs, so we provide 3 different options:

  • Full bed set: frame, mattress, sheets, pillows, detergent, etc.

  • All but frame: mattress, sheets, pillows, extras but NO frame

  • Frame and mattress only

Bed Blitz 2023 Timeline

August 21st: Applications open 

  • Download Paper Application

    • Also available at WBRP office for pickup

  • Click for Electronic Application

  • Solicitud Electrónica en Español

September 5th: Volunteer sign-up opens

September 12th: Applications close

TBD: The Bed Blitz Selection Committee will reach out to families regarding their status

Saturday, October 7: Bed Blitz 2023 at YouthBuild McLean County (360 Wylie Dr #305, Normal, IL 61761)


WBRP welcomes monetary donations, as well as in-kind donations of sheets, blankets, pillows, and laundry detergent. To see our current in-kind donation needs, please view our Bed Blitz Amazon Wishlist. You can also sponsor a whole bed set for a child in our community with a donation of $150. 

If you have any questions, please email

Thanks to our sponsors and donors who make the Bed Blitz possible!

  • State Farm Neighborhood Assist®

  • Sherman's

  • Elks Club

  • Youth Build McLean County

  • 100 Women for Good Bloomington/Normal

  • Drew Barrymore Show

  • Bloomington Sunrise Rotary

  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

  • Keg Grove Brewery

  • Radio Bloomington

  • Hands All Around Quilt Guild

  • St John's Lutheran Church

  • Rob Dob's

  • St. Luke Union Church

  • DJ and Becca Gordons Lemonade stand

  • Alexander Harrison

  • Michael Wolf

  • First Mid Bank and Trust

  • Steven Eickhorst

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