Bed Blitz

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The WBRP Bed Blitz gives local youth (ages 4-18) 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 2019, we gave away over 120 beds and in 2021, we gave away 130 beds. 

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

  • Full bedset: frame, mattress, sheets, pillows, detergent, etc.

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

  • Frame and mattress only

Bed Blitz 2022 Timeline

Monday, August 22: Applications open
 
Thursday, September 1: Volunteer sign-up opens

Wednesday, September 14: Applications close

Week of September 29: the Bed Blitz Selection Committee will reach out to families regarding their status

Saturday, October 8: Bed Blitz 2022 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 bedblitz@westbloomington.org.

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

  • State Farm Neighborhood Assist®

  • Youth Build McLean County

  • 100 Women for Good Bloomington/Normal

  • Drew Barrymore Show

  • Tuft and Needle

  • Simmons Bedding Company

  • Elks Club

  • Youth Global Citizens (For a Better Tomorrow)

  • Bloomington Rotary

  • State Farm Bank

  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

  • Tom and Linda Planer

  • Radio Bloomington

  • Dan Steadman

  • Hands All Around Quilt Guild

  • Shive-Hattery

  • Keg Grove Brewing Company

  • McLean County Retired Teachers

  • Build a Bear

  • Pantagraph Good Fellow Fund

  • Ginger Bread House

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