Project: My Own Bed
is the community service project of the OSY program. OSY develop their construction motor and customer service skills while serving the community. We find families who are in need of children's beds and provide them with bunk beds and bedding. Program year 2019-2020 is its inaugural year and our goal is to serve 20 families.
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November 2, 2019
The start of the holiday season is here and our OSY had its fourth Project: My Own Bed install the very same weekend. This family was referred to us from a local ministry and they had barely any furniture in their home. One of the children was diagnosed with cancer and after his treatments, he would have to sleep on the couch. Thanks to local donors, we were able to provide several beds and even a gaming console.
November 1, 2019
On our third run of Project: My Own Bed, we had three OSY volunteers assemble a bunk bed for a family in south Sacramento. The volunteers had to work together to make sure everything was assembled correctly and use their communication skills to determine what was right. They put the bed together in record time and the family couldn't have been happier.
May 3, 2019:
We had a practice run during which OSY participated in the transportation, delivery and assembly of 9 beds in one home. The children ranged from 3 to 14 years of age. These children, along with their mothers, had previously utilized a vehicle for over three years to meet their need for shelter and sleeping. Upon arrival at the two bedroom apartment, our team found absolutely no furniture in the bedrooms.
The wonderful smiles on the faces of the children and their mothers, once the bunk beds were assembled, the mattresses in place, and the colorful bedding with new pillows fitted to the beds, were priceless! We delivered HOPE to these families which far exceeded their wildest expectations!
This practice run was financed in part by SRBX, who awarded us the Construction in the Community Grant at its annual Industry Lunch. Thank you, SRBX!