Bed Race to Aid Children, Inc.
In 2001, the First Presbyterian Church started the “Now I Lay Me Down” program, providing beds to children in Monroe County who didn’t have one of their own to sleep on. Their options often were to sleep on the floor or in dresser drawers. As the program’s success grew, so did the need. This need soon overwhelmed the funds that were necessary to buy beds. Searching for a way to fund the program, The Bed Race to Aid Children was born out of a dream of Pastor Dean McGormley of the First Presbyterian Church. In 2008, our first committee overseeing the race bought over 300 beds that year for kids that did not have one. To date; over 2000 beds have been purchased! In 2010, the Bed Race to Aid Children Inc. of Monroe County was born as a 501(c)(3), becoming a fully charitable non-profit corporation. Its main purpose is to raise money for Monroe County kids.
Come join us this year on Sunday September 21st, 2014 in downtown Monroe at 1:00pm and have some fun while helping a great cause!
This award is intended to encourage student-athletes to forward their education at the college level. Funds awarded will be used toward tuition and other cost directly related to undergraduate courses in which you are enrolled. Each and every year we hold a silent auction to help raise funds for three scholarships to Monroe County area high school students.
It is always a pleasure to help our leaders of tomorrow!
Look for our 6th Annual Event to be held in March of 2015!