Putting Local Foster Kids First

Putting Local Foster Kids First
Posted on 05/24/2022
The Finley chapter of FFA is addressing an important community need thanks to the National FFA Living to Serve Grant. Using the $800 grant, Finley FFA students are constructing bunkbeds which they will donate to local nonprofit, Mo’s Place. This collaboration is keeping local foster siblings together.

In the foster care community, it can be difficult to place siblings together due to limited space in foster family homes and only having single twin beds available. Working with Mo’s Place, Finley FFA students discovered that bunkbeds could help solve the issue. Under the direction of Finley FFA Chapter Advisor Ronnie Bush, the students built the bunkbeds in the River View High School CTE shop during the month of May and will be delivering the beds in early June.

“We are SO beyond grateful for these bunk bed donations,” says Mo’s Place co-founder Stephynie Gordon. “Another set of bunk beds is another set of siblings together or another kiddo in a home that fits their needs.”

Mo’s Place serves foster youth in Benton and Franklin Counties and surrounding areas through material goods such as clothing, shoes, diapers, and other basic needs. More information can be found at mosplace509.com.