How important is it to sleep in a bed?
Sweeter Dreams 2017-2018 School Year Impact
This school year
children received NEW BEDS!
Thanks to community and corporate donors, 609 children now have a bed of their own and are no longer sleeping on the floor or sharing a bed.
Thanks to you, all of these children now have a new pillow, new sheets and a cozy comforters so they can have sweeter dreams this summer! To date, 1,721 children have received new beds!
Every Child Deserves a Good Night's Sleep to Help them Learn, Grow and Thrive
We know that a good night's sleep translates into improved learning, behavior, heart health, attention span, weight and immune system. In addition, it results in improved attendance and performance in school.
Sadly, nearly 5,000 children in Wake County are sleeping on floors or sharing crowded beds with others and not getting the sleep they need to be able to learn at school. We are on a mission to provide a bed for EVERY child in need!
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we are able to provide new beds to students identified by the Wake County Public School System social workers as not having a bed of their own. Children receive twin beds along with a donated sheet set and comforter from The Green Chair Project.
Read this blog to to learn how local chefs teamed up to support the Sweeter Dreams program.
How Can You Help?
We are always in the need of new bedding to have available for our bed deliveries. You can help by donating the following, or organizing a linen or pillow drive through your school, church or community group. Here's what we need:
- NEW twin-size gender-neutral sheet sets
- NEW twin-size gender neutral comforters
- NEW pillows
Thanks to the third graders at The Raleigh School for holding this pillow drive for The Green Chair Project!
Share this flyer to collect SHEETS, COMFORTERS & PILLOWS
Your Gift Buys a New Bed
You can help all children succeed in school by making a tax-deductible gift to the Sweeter Dreams Bed Program for Children. A donation of $250 covers the cost of the mattress, box spring, bedframe and bedding as well as delivery directly to the child's home.Help us make SWEETER DREAMS happen for children in our community!