BostonCares about Toddler Beds…

The Carpenters and Boston Cares | Bed Project
Months ago, Boston Cares asked for help in designing a toddler bed to be made entirely by volunteers, that would be a solid, good looking piece of furniture, to be donated to families with young children transitioning from homelessness, in which any child could be proud to lay their heads. It’s a hidden, yet critical problem.

I’m thrilled to see the program flourish under the leadership of the BostonCares team, with nearly a hundred built and donated so far this year, and the tremendous contribution being put into the effort by the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. The NERCC put together a video on what they do(above) and how they are helping out, and it’s awesome to see the beds being produced.

Look for similar programs to start in your area soon! (More on that at a later date)
Follow @BostonCares on Twitter, on Facebook, and visit

Most importantly, get out there and volunteer in your community.

About Nick

Nick Roulleau is founder, craftsman, designer, joiner, finisher, floor-sweep and all of the other roles at Mansfield Fine Furniture. A woodworker for more than a decade, Nick started the company with the goal of filling the need for heirloom-quality furniture hand-made from premium woods. Every piece is designed to suit the customer's needs and desires, hand-picking each piece of wood, and built one piece at a time, using both modern and centuries-old traditional methods to yield furniture to last for generations.