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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

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Lynn94

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love, love, love this organization! These ladies work tirelessly to give children a little tote full of love! The night night totes provided by Project Night Night are so simple yet so incredibly valuable to the children receiving them. Every child deserves a blanket, a lovey and a great book! Proud to have helped deliver thousands of totes over the last 10years.

Donor

Rating: 5

This group of dedicated, hardworking volunteers has all my respect. If only you could see the babies comforted by their efforts. Bless them all!

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Donor

Rating: 5

as a librarian, I am especially gratified that one of the 4 items this group feels is necessary to make a child in transition safe and happy is their own book.

Sara L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Project Night Night tackles homelessness with kindness and caring for young children placed into situations that are often scary and filled with uncertainty. Their individual tote bags filled with a blanket, stuffed animal and book offer comfort and compassion. I can’t say enough positive things about this organization, they’ve even donated bags to my local shelter which was a tremendous blessing.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the work they are doing. I was trying to participate awhile back and they were so helpful in working with me to get the blankets to their location. This is a loving and kind organization that is helping children, how great is that??!! :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Reese and I’m 11. I bake cakes for Donations and buy totes from Project Night night and fill them with books, blankets and stuffies that I buy from my donations. I looked for a place to donate and found Wayside Mission in Louisville. I now go to the Mission every week and read and play games with the young kids. I’m so grateful for PNN to give me a place to help others!

Shere M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful program and wonderful folks! Project Night Night rocks!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Night Night is a great organization to work with. They are very professional and you really feel you are making a difference in the community around you.

April Canter W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Their mission is exactly what my son was looking for when he wanted to donate 1/3 of his allowance savings. He said he wanted to help “homeless children” and we found Project Night Night.

1 tambojones

Donor

Rating: 5

I've supported Project Night Night for years and they've always been lovely to work with. There are few things more awesome for kids than a blanket, stuffed animal, and a storybook. Project Night Night makes sure even homeless kids get their own cozy-awesome!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An incredible mission that has made it so easy to contribute. I began with filling bags myself, interested friends, local businesses jumped in and it took on a life of its own. Not only is it a worthy mission, it makes everyone involved feel good.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a teacher, I see how important this organization is to children.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This makes over 10 years of volunteering with Project Night Night because the need never stops. It brings such joy to these homeless children to have this gift greet them when they enter a shelter. Volunteering is easy and makes such an incredible impact, but I also support Project Night Night with my wallet. It's an incredibly lean organization that really knows how to stretch a dollar. I'm proud of where my money and time go because I know what an impact both make on the lives of children.

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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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1 Elizabeth112

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Project Night Night for close to 10 years and I could not love this organization more! PNN helps shelter children to feel safe and secure with simple comfort items. What could be easier and better? Project Night Night has also been there to aid children displaced because of the many natural disasters over the years. Living in California, I have seen the direct impact this can make given the recent fires. It makes me feel so honored to be part of this cause -- my family and I love to volunteer our time and donate to PNN and will do for years to come.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Project Night Night's mission is so simple: help shelter children feel safe and secure during a difficult time. It's something we can all relate to and it's so easy to help. I've been involved with PNN for years and it's an honor to help this amazing charity!!!

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1 Lynn94

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love, love, love this organization! These ladies work tirelessly to give children a little tote full of love! The night night totes provided by Project Night Night are so simple yet so incredibly valuable to the children receiving them. Every child deserves a blanket, a lovey and a great book! Proud to have helped deliver thousands of totes over the last 10years.

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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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Donor

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Project Night Night at a Salesforce MVP event. They were brought into the event to tell us about their mission and give us the opportunity to help assemble Night Night Packs. I instantly fell in love with the mission of helping homeless children feel a little more secure in an otherwise insecure situation. I support Project Night Night every chance I get - through donations of money, time or needed products. I even shaved off my beard once to support them! I hadn't been clean shaven in about 30 years - but I raised over $2,300 for doing that! Most certainly a worthy cause, run by some awesome people that I've had the pleasure of meeting in person too!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I got involved with Project Night Night, and later became an Advisory Board member because I am passionate about Project Night Night's mission, which serves a specific need in the lives of homeless children living in shelters across the United States. While there are many organizations that focus on providing housing/shelter for homeless youth, PNN focuses on the the emotional and educational needs of homeless children, providing security, stability, and a sense of worth to children by providing them with a brand new tote containing a book, blanket, and stuffed animal. PNN is a well-run organization, that has sought to increase its reach and impact over, while staying focused on its core mission. Project Night Night's ability to provide an immediate and direct positive impact to the children it serves makes it a truly special organization, and one that I am proud to support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have long been involved as a volunteer and advocate for Project Night Night, and earlier this year joined the Advisory Board to formalize my role and deepen my impact on this organization that I believe in so passionately.

Project Night Night fills a real need in communities across the country, and the impact that a package has on a child at a such a formative point in his/her life is huge. In fact, the hundreds of letters and photos PNN receives from shelters and grateful parents says it all -- that Project Night Night is making a big difference for the 25,000+ homeless children that benefit every year from this great organization!

Project Night Night is well run and organized and the staff and volunteers are responsive and interested in collaborating with communities, groups, and businesses - and to engage children in philanthropy to benefit other kids -- something that I find particularly special. With this kind of work ethic and commitment to the cause, PNN will undoubtedly continue to grow and shine!

1 Shannon121

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Memphis area has a lot of poverty and hundreds of children in shelters. With the support and guidance of the Project Night Night Board, we formed a local team three years ago, and to date have delivered 2,478 tote bags to our shelters! On behalf of our team and the kids in Memphis, THANK YOU, Project Night Night!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I read about PNN and instantly recognized the idea as elegant, simple, and critically needed. I couldn't find any volunteers in Memphis so a few of us started asking for donations. We now deliver totes to local shelters and family service agencies year-round, and have gotten amazing feedback from our community. Shelter program directors tell us about the joy and comfort that the items bring to the children, and that the parent is grateful as well. I wish that the need was not there, but as long as it is, PNN is making a huge difference in so many communities like mine.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Project Night Night for two years now. It is hands-down the most rewarding non-profit to get involved in. It is the most wonderful way to teach my children how to make a positive, direct impact on the lives of other children in our community. Filling and delivering these Night Night bags and seeing smiles on the faces of the children receiving them is an amazing experience. Thank you Project Night Night for giving my family and I such an easy, hands-on experience!!

1 Jessica229

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to have been involved with Project Night Night since inception in 2005. It is an honor and a privilege to work with this team. It is heart warming to see the compassion of the public in wanting to make an positive impact in the lives of homeless children. The thousands of volunteers each year, who rally around this mission, speaks volumes for the necessity of this type of program. I believe it is not only the mission, but the personal touch of Project Night Night's staff that brings volunteers back year after year.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to have been involved with Project Night Night since inception in 2005. It is an honor and a privilege to work with this team. It is heart warming to see the compassion of the public in wanting to make an positive impact in the lives of homeless children. The thousands of volunteers each year, who rally around this mission, speaks volumes for the necessity of this type of program. I believe it is not only the mission, but the personal touch of Project Night Night's staff that brings volunteers back year after year.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that serves 35,000 homeless kids every year. They care about them so much, and it shows!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best nonprofit! They are incredibly responsive and obviously care deeply about helping homeless kids. We did a bake sale to raise funds. They were so appreciative you would have thought we raised $10,000 and not $100. You made us all fee GREAT! Thanks PNN!

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