How to Race a Bed

How to Race a Bed

Have you heard? The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is holding a bed race as a fundraiser on May 2nd, 2020! Teams will be racing a bed on wheels, style counts, but speed rules. The Columbus Team is proud to once again be involved in the race! This year we’ll be sponsor the Kid Zone once again!


The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio uses donations to help families in need in our community. When a family becomes homeless, or experiences eviction, they often lose most of their possessions. When they begin to rebuild their lives, the Furniture Bank offers assistance. No child should have to sleep on the floor. Your help can insure that more children in need can sleep soundly in a bed of their own.

The Furniture Bank serves 80 families a week, 95% of whom earn $24,000/year or less, and the bank donates 1000 pieces of furniture each week. Beds are a big priority for them, as no child should have to sleep on a cold, hard floor. The Columbus Team helps clients find their dream homes every day, but once a year, we are honored to help families in need create a home of their own. Won’t you help us do that?

How can you help?

There are several ways to help! Here’s what you can do to help local families in need, and encourage participants to race their best.

Donate. A simple direct donation to is always needed and appreciated. All gifts are tax deductible.

Support a team. Donations through the bed racing teams are also tax deductible and benefit the charity, but add to the enjoyment of the fundraiser!

Race! Gather a team of 5 people, ages 13 and over (with one alternate), register for the race, and then use your very own fundraising page to gather support. Plus, you get to design and race a bed!

Volunteer! They are looking for volunteers the day of the race to help in all areas of the race. Find out how you can help “roll out” the day on the volunteer info page.

Cheer! Come enjoy the spectacle of the amazing bed race, cheer on your favorite team, and make it an annual event. We’d love to see you there!

Photo Credit

2nd Annual Furniture Bank Bed Race Wrap Up

The REALTORS With a Heart Racers had a great time at the 2nd Annual Furniture Bank Bed Race at Hollywood Casino on Saturday, 5/6/17!

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With lots of energy and enthusiasm, these REALTOR racers won 2 out of 3 heats and helped raise lots of money to assist the Furniture Bank in their mission to help Central Ohio families who are struggling with challenges of house fires, homelessness, unemployment, domestic violence, immigration, disabilities or relocation. The event helped raise over $26,000 to help local families in need and The Columbus Team was thrilled to be able to participate.

Special thanks to honorary Lieutenant Maverick Cooper Florence who was the official team bed rider and racers Sue Lusk-Gleich, Patrick Florence, Danielle Wright and Koretta Tennant.