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Project Night Night

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1800 Gough Street 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.

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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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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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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

 
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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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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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Project Night Night is a wonderful organization that lets you make a direct impact on the lives of homeless children. I love participating in Project Night Night with my own kids because it leads to so many productive conversations about homelessness and the importance of helping others. The concept of "homelessness" is pretty fuzzy to kids. But the notion that there are kids out there who don't have a stuffed animal or a book or a blanket, when my kids realize they have plenty of each, is very powerful. And realizing that they helped to provide those items to some other kids in need makes them feel so good.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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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.

 
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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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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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I am a Board Member of PNN and feel so lucky to be involved in this amazing charity. It is such a simple message: help shelter children feel secure and have a better night sleep. Something we all can relate to and want for children. And it is soooo simple to support: so many of us have gently used stuffed animals and books, and what better way to donate them than to this fantastic organization. Go PNN!!!!

 
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I am so proud to be affiliated with Project Night Night. PNN helps thousands of shelter children each year with a special tote bag filled with simple gifts that mean so much to these children. In addition, PNN has been able to mobilize in times of tragedy (ie. Hurricane Sandy) and bring a level of security and warmth that is so necessary.
One of the many wonderful things about Project Night Night is that its easy for my children/any kids to be involved....they enjoy being able to donate their books or stuffies to children that are less fortunate, and have fun assembling the totes.
The thank you notes that PNN receives from kids, mothers, fathers, and shelters are a testament to the wonderful work that they do.

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

 
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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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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.

 
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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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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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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.

 
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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!

 
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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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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!!!

 
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