Walmart Donates to United Way of South Central Indiana

(BEDFORD) – Walmart had a surplus of futons and they were looking to coordinate with local area nonprofit organizations to disseminate them.

They called the United Way of South Central Indiana for help. Kim Burgess, the Executive Director, answered the call. She immediately thought of Becky’s Place, the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Lawrence County, and the Men’s Warming Shelter.

All three nonprofits were thrilled to hear about the futons donated by Walmart, and each nonprofit accepted the number of futons they could accommodate. 

Becky’s Place received 100 futons. Becky’s Place is a housing and homeless shelter that creates hope for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and moving toward a life of self-sufficiency. They offer services to women 18 years of age and up including women with children.

The futons from Walmart provided to Becky’s Place will ensure that each mother and child will have a safe place to sleep and relax when they complete the program at Becky’s Place and move out into permanent housing.

“Walmart has been such a blessing to Becky’s Place!” said Program Director, Corrina Hayes.

The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Lawrence County Inc. received 6 futons. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

The Men’s Warming Shelter received 15 futons. The Men’s Warming Shelter is a homeless shelter for men who are in need of emergency shelter, and homeless prevention.

United Way of South Central Indiana works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. Visit their website at

For more information, contact Audrey Dalton, UWSCI Marketing Director at