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Proper rest, good nutrition, appropriate school clothes, and supplies all contribute to success in school. In Jefferson County, there are students who are struggling to get the proper rest because they do not have a bed that they can call their own. They may sleep on a couch or a sleeping bag on the floor – but they are not getting the rest they need to thrive in school. The Build-A-Bed project is a chance to help these students.

We will buy lumber, hardware, and mattresses and in a few short hours, we will build 30 beds for school-aged children in our community who are in need. There is something for everyone to do! We will need time, talent and treasure!

Here are a couple ways you can help before the big day:

Financial Donations

Any amount is welcomed, but here are some suggestions:

King Bed Level: $500

  • Pays for the lumber and mattress for a single bed

Twin Bed Level: $300

  • Pays for the lumber for a single bed

Snooze Level: $100

  • Pays for sheets, blanket, comforter, and pillow

Teddy Bear Level: $50

  • Pays for a stuffed animal, book, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and tissues

How to give:

  • Make checks out to St. Francis with Build-A-Bed in the memo line

Supply Donations

Items we currently need:

  • New standard size pillows

  • Comforter sets

  • Twin sheet sets

  • Twin size blankets

  • New plush animal or teddy bear

  • New books

  • Full-size toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap, small tissue packs

Please bring items to the church.

If you have any questions about giving or volunteering, please contact Alison Kemper at or 502-228-1176, ext. 3438.

Providing food for build day

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew men will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, but we need other dishes to round out the lunch. This is a great way to help if you can't stay for the project.

If you last name begins with:

·        A-H ... please bring or drop off a cold salad (garden salad, fruit salad, potato or macaroni salad)

·        I - P ... please bring or drop off a bag of chips

·        Q-Z ....please bring or drop off a dessert

Earlier Event: August 25
Back to School Bash
Later Event: September 10
Tuesday Bible Study