Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Project Night Night

Rating: 5 stars   41 reviews 2,517

Address:

San Francisco CA 94117 USA

Mission:

Project Night Night provides individual tote bags containing a security blanket, age-appropriate books, and stuffed animals to homeless children in an effort to help homeless children have sweeter dreams. Homelessness affects every facet of a child's development, increasing the risk for developmental delays, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, heath concerns, and deficient social skills. Project Night Night believes that these devastating effects can be mitigated by receiving a good night's sleep. Inadequate sleep can cause decreases in performance, concentration, learning, and health. Sleep deprivation can also increase behavior and mood problems as well as memory lapses. Children in homeless shelters do not have the luxury of falling asleep in the pristine conditions we, as parents, try to create for our children. Instead, children in shelters often endure an overcrowded, noisy, and unfamiliar environment in their quest for sleep. At Project Night Night, we hope that by receiving a package of familiar objects such as a security blanket, books, and a stuffed animal, homeless children will be able to have sweeter dreams.

Geographic areas served:

USA

Programs:

Project Night Night provides tens of thousands of our Night Night Packages to homeless children all across the country, with a concentration in California.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

www.ProjectNightNight.org

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Reviews for Project Night Night

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Happy 10th anniversary to this amazing charity! I love being involved with Project Night Night because I can see the immediate impact of my time, talents and dollars. Now that I've established relationships with area shelters, they call throughout the year to ask for replenishments as new kids move in. And people in my community take the time to reach out to me when they have donations or want to help out with assembly. So, I know that these packages make a difference to the kids and to the volunteers that make them happen, and that is what has kept me involved.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love Project night Night because it is a charity I can get kids involved in. I've held annual parties at my house with 40-50 kids and parents forming an assembly line creating Night Night bags and getting them off to nearby shelters. Many of the parents commented afterwards about how much fun it was to volunteer side by side with their kids and what a great chance it was to talk to their kids about helping other kids in need.

Plus as I've gotten to know the managers at shelters in NY, now several reach out to request more bags when they run low. It feels so good to know that these bags make a difference for the children, their parents entering shelters and even the shelter directors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd find a way to source new blankets to reduce those costs since the blankets are new vs the books and stuffed animals which are mostly donated.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

AccuList USA is headquartered in San Antonio, and is the only DMA accredited list and insert media broker in South Central Texas.

Come and visit us: http://www.acculistusa.com

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

This was my 8th year to help as a volunteer with this amazing organization! I am proud to say that I delivered 1,000 totes this year to the children in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area! What I love most about PNN is that every mom, dad and child can relate to it and understand it's importance. People WANT to give and this organization created a simple formula that makes it easy to donate and make a significant difference in a child's life. Kendra & Jessica are fantastic to work with each year! I admire their commitment to serve and their passion to help. I am humbled by the generosity of others and so very thankful I am helping to make so many children have sweeter dreams.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

What I love most about Project Night Night is the simplicity. Three simple things that can make such a dramatic impact in a child's life. I am so proud to have worked with PNN for the last 7 years donating thousands of night night totes all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Nothing makes me happier than to see the joy this simple tote brings to so many children! Thank you Kendra and Jessica for your tireless energy in helping give so many kids sweeter dreams!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

This charity is amazing. I am so grateful for a charity that can DIRECTLY impact kids. My family has supported PNN for 10 years. What I love most about it is that children can help other children. PNN has single handedly taught my children that they CAN directly impact those in need. It is simple. It is cost effective. It changes lives. Nothing warmed my heart more than seeing a young child open up the PNN bag and watching her face light up.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

For over eight years now, my children have grown up participating in an annual Project Night Night drive in our Boston-area suburb. The act of giving has shaped my children's values and the beautiful simplicity of Project Night Night's model has made both the concept and act of volunteerism very accessible. The Project Night Night staff have been tirelessly supportive and helpful along the way. This is a nonprofit that positively impacts everyone, both on the giving and receiving end!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The wonderful work of Project Night Night has reached all the way to Memphis, TN, which has a large population of homeless children. Not only are the kids excited to receive a Night Night package, but the parents and shelter staff are so grateful. Project Night Night provides something that the parents aren't able to at the moment, and the staff thank our volunteers repeatedly.

 
Flag review
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The work they do is the most valuable ever. Giving some *hope* for a better future to our most innocent and vulnerable children. Please support!!!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I loved the prompt response and warm nature of the staff at Project Night Night. They were very quick to answer my questions regarding in-kind donations and followed up when our boxes arrived at their offices. I love knowing our donations are in good hands!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with Project Night Night a number of times because their mission is so heart-warming, "Helping homeless children have sweeter dreams." Having children of my own, I cannot imagine the emotional struggles of homeless children and families. Working with Project Night Night has been a reminder of the good fortune with which my family has been blessed and the need to share just a little bit of those blessings.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This organization is not flashy but it is often a "flashlight" for some of the little people it may rescue in the middle of the night. We provide a teddy bear and a personal soft "blankie" for children in traumatic situations ie; being removed by social worker

 
Flag review