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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We just finished a big project at our town summer camp collecting blankets, books and stuffed animals, and getting over 100 packages ready for needy kids in a nearby community. The teen counselors loved the assembly and the younger kids were so proud to bring in their donations. Project Night Night is a great organization to volunteer for, donate too, and receive packages from. The shelters are so grateful for these hand-assembled bags and it feels really good to also support literacy through distributing books.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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ChiDevil

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love Project Night Night. It fills an incredibly important need for kids who are in an incomprehensibly difficult situation. It is also a great opportunity to have kids help other kids as it is an easy volunteer opportunity for kids of all ages. I have been so proud to help with this organization and have loved having my kids pitch in as well.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be associated with Project NIght Night. It is such a good hearted organization that provides much needed, but often overlooked, comfort and validation to kids living in difficult situations. I believe all children need and should be entitled to books, lovies and security blankets, and Project Night Night works to make sure all children can get them. Thank you, Project NIght Night, for remembering those things that are most important from the perspective of a child.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the past several years I have both donated to and volunteered for Project Night Night because I absolutely love this organization's mission - to provide comfort to displaced children. Having children of my own, I realize that there is nothing that soothes a child more at bedtime than to have a special blanket and/or stuffed animal with them. Project Night Night provides children in need with both of these items, as well as with a book. Having delivered "Night Night packages" to a shelter myself, I have seen first-hand how excited the children are to receive their new books, stuffed animals and blankets. Project Night Night is a wonderful charity and is really making a difference in the lives of kids in need.

1 Elizabeth112

Board Member

Rating: 5

Project Night Night is my favorite charity & I feel honored to be on the board. PNN actively improves the lives of shelter children everywhere with the simple comforts of a blanket and stuffie. PNN also improves children's literacy by providing an age-appropriate book. It is so rewarding to see the smiles on these kid's faces. Project Night Night has also been able to provide totes to victims of natural disasters, including recent California wildfires. This is a wonderful cause and I encourage everyone to learn more about Project Night Night and become involved...it is easy and so worthwhile.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I love Project Night Night and am so proud to be a part of it. Their mission is so simple yet so powerful: help shelter children feel safe and secure and get a better night's rest. By collecting and donating books, blankets and stuffed animals and putting together in a a cute tote bag, PNN has helped thousands of shelter children throughout the country to sleep better and feel some extra needed comfort and love. It is so easy to donate or volunteer for this amazing charity and both children and adults can equally be involved/support the cause.
This is PNN's 10th year so what better way to say Happy 10th Birthday than to support Project Night Night!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization is amazing. They help homeless children in shelters and children who lose their homes from wildfires, tornadoes, etc. It a time of great stress, isn't it nice to know that someone cares.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I admire how this nonprofit aims to reduce stress and its negative physical and emotional bi-products by providing these time-tested comforts. It is a well run organization that makes volunteering and donating simple.

2 Lynn94

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Jenny95

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

2 Shannon121

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!!