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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Sweet Dreams for Kids is a nonprofit organization that donates new pajamas to kids in the hospital. We started Sweet Dreams for Kids after our youngest child, who is now 13 years old, was born with cancer. She is our walking miracle and inspires people every single day. We feel cute, cozy, and comfortable pajamas help take the “ICK” out of being SICK. We want to bring smiles to kids in the hospital, and bring a little feeling of home when they have to be in the hospital. We know it does not take away any of the worries when a child is sick, but we hope it brings a little piece of comfort to the child and the family. Our dream is for every single Children’s hospital to be filled with new, bright, and fun pajamas instead of hospital ones. For more information on how to help go to www.sweetdreamsforkids.org, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Dreams-For-Kids/177039218990857 or email Wendy@sweetdreamsforkids.org.

Results: We have donated over 10,000 pairs of new pajamas to many Children’s hospitals in Minnesota and nationwide

Community Stories

117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’m so proud to see what my mom does for others. She always makes the kids smile and happy with their new pajamas. I feel so honored to be her daughter and be the reason she gives back to kids in the hospital. I am a cancer survivor and spent lots of time as a baby in the hospital. My mom never liked to see me in hospital pajamas. She does so much good for others. It’s amazing how Sweet Dreams for Kids started off with a small donations of pajamas to a local hospital. My mom has now donated over 15,000 pairs of pajamas to kids in the hospital world wide. I’m so proud of my mom. Keep doing what you do, I love you so much!

Donor

Rating: 5

Our DECA chapter raised money for Sweet Dreams for Kids this year and presented the project at our state competition. It was so much fun working as a team/school to raise money and collect pajamas to donate to this wonderful organization knowing children in the hospital will be more comfortable wearing their new pajamas !!

Kelly_B

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is absolutely incredible! They have provided pajamas for my heart warrior since 2015! They are so special!

Advisor

Rating: 5

Wendy founder of Sweet Dreams for Kids has made two large donations of beautiful P.J.'s to our hospital. Our child life specialists give them out to our pediatric patients to wear during their stay at our hospital. Our families are very appreciative and our patients love the quality of her pajamas. We appreciate and look forward to her continuing donations.
Karen
Co Chair

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization ran by an amazing leader! My school has now raised money and pajama donations for Sweet Dreams for Kids for the last 5 years and we will continue to donate to this worthy cause. Thank you Wendy for all of your hard work, determination and compassion.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that brings smiles along with pjs to kids in the hospital.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My girls were so happy to get their pajamas!!! Thank you again!! We got them within 3 days and we were all ready for my 2.5 year olds surgery!!

Annie B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sweet dreams for kids is awesome! Wendy reached out to us when she heard my daughter was going through lots of medical drama. We are excitedly awaiting our Pj's which will make our next hospital stay so much more homey & comfy.
What we found in our experience from our countless hospital stays (too many to count) is that doctors and nurses relate to the patient like a 'person' and not as a sick, sick patient when not in the hospital jammies.
So thank you so much to Sweet Dreams for kids! you are creating Sweet Dreams for the entire Family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

So quick and responsive when I reached out to them about my sweet 11 month old nephew. They sent the cutest pajamas to my sister and nephew in a very difficult time when a gesture like this made a world of difference. So much appreciation to everyone involved and what they do!!!

Amanda R.8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We love Sweet Dreams for Kids in New Jersey! I am a Child Life Specialist and contacted Wendy to see if we could have some jammies for our inpatients! She responded almost immediately, was so easy to work with and very sweet! She made sure I had all the correct sizes for our patient population and I really can't thank her enough for all the hard work she puts into this organization. She brings smiles (and sweet dreams!) to so many kids! Endless thanks!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I contacted Sweet Dreams for Kids to get help for children in our unit at the hospital. They sent us a generous supply immediately! The pajamas are helping the kids feel more comforted and less anxious in the hospital giving them normalcy and helping them heal! I highly endorse everything they are doing at the national level to help children and families during their hospital stay and after discharge! Thank You Sweet Dreams for Kids!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sweet Dreams for Kids is the best!!! I would know first hand because I am Eliana and my sister is the reason why sweet dreams for kids was started. I was only 18 months old when my sister Chaya Dalya was diagnosed with cancer. Me being so little I couldn't understand anything that was going on. In 2008 my family started Sweet dreams and I still was very little. But, as I got older I started learning more about what my sister went through and why sweet dreams for kids was started. My mom is amazing! If I could describe my mom in 3 words I would say she lives to give. Everything is about everyone but herself. My mom has sent over 15,000 pairs of pajamas nationwide! I try to help my mom as much as I can with sweet dreams for kids. I have gone a few times to deliver pajamas at hospitals in St. Louis, Chicago, Minnesota, Iowa, etc. I feel so good after making those deliveries. These kids are fighting for their lives and then when they get some cute and cozy decorative pajamas it really turns their frown into a smile. Not only does it make the kid feel good but I think it also leaves a big impact on the family knowing that someone cares about them and their family on their journey. My mom has really gone out of her way to deliver pajamas, she will go out late at night and go deliver personally to a family in the hospital. The trips to the hospital, storage unit (to get pajamas), and the post office (to send pajamas) are countless. My mom and my family love to put smiles on kids and their family faces that are going through difficult times. Kids, fight! Keep smiling with your pajamas. BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!!! Mom, keep doing what you do!!! I love you!

Natasha Victoria R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Brought cheer to my daughter with new jammies!!! Truly wonderful organization making those kids who are dealing with issues no kids should feel not so alone!

Kelly L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Quick response when heading inpatient for daughter! She was very excited (and less anxious) about staying overnight with new pj’s -certainly Sweet Dreams!

Liu S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We still treasured the Pj received during our hospitals visit. Forever thankful for this org.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We absolutely love "Sweet Dreams for Kids" they are a fantastic foundation that gives comfort in pajamas to kids in the hospital.

Our daughter Alexa (@Love4Lexy) Has been fighting brain cancer and NF1 for 14 years of her 15 year old life. She is now blind.
Wendy and her beautiful children reached out and asked if Alexa would like to have a pair of pajamas since she spends most of her life in the hospital. They also offered her brother Cameron a pair. Alexa's 1st P j's were a monkey nightgown that fit her perfectly and she loved it! She wore it until she outgrew it.

Every year SDK checked on us to see if Alexa & Cameron would like another set of
P j's. So they have checked with us and kept up with her as she gets older. She has had 4 pairs of pajamas and her brother as well has had a few. Not only do they send pajamas, the children Send a special note with her name on it and kind words.

For our family, The pajamas aren't just pajamas. When you're in the hospital they are a little piece of home to give you comfort in a scary world of medicine, pain, doctors, and cancer.

Everybody should check out sweet dreams for kids and see how you can bring comfort to children in the hospital. We LOVE Wendy & her Amazing Children they really care they are an awesome foundation. But not just that, they are our "friends"

Donor

Rating: 5

What an incredible organization! My schools have had the privilege of raising money and collecting pajamas for Sweet Dreams for Kids for the last 4 years. Wendy's story is touching and she is always so grateful for the items we can donate to them. As a parent I know first hand how scary it is for your child to become ill. Knowing that there is an organization out there that is willing to donate their time and resources to make a hospital stay for a child a little bit more comforting is truly amazing! Thank you Sweet Dreams for Kids!!

Janaya K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No words can ever express how inspired I am by the work that sweet dreams and Wendy do for so many sick kids who need help... when we first met, I was truly awe stricken about what Wendy and the entire Sweet Dreams team do for kids who need an extra smile while at the hospital... as someone who sadly lost a father and sister, I knew that making them feel comfortable and at home was something that was super important to me and to them... what sweet dreams does for kids is truly remarkable and the amount of pajamas distributed to kids all over the world is something that cannot go unacknowledged.... I truly have been following the work they do and I am utterly inspired every time I see the smiles they put on kids faces when a new pair of pajamas are delivered to kids in the hospital ... this organization is the real deal and I truly hope they continue their amazing work and get support and make lots of kids happy:) love what all you do and am truly inspired every day.... keep the amazing work going and I am so blessed and humbled to know the family behind Sweet Dreams... your love for others and your unwavering selflessness is truly remarkable... I love you all and wishing you many more years of success in helping the myriads of families and kids who need a warm and comfy pair of pajamas and of course love :)) xoxo Janaya Kerben

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been so fortunate to be blessed by Wendy and the Sweet Dreams for Kids family. Our son has been fighting cancer for five years and we have had delightful deliveries of cozy pajamas that were perfect for his needs. Not only did they support our son, but the positive boost we got as well was a blessing. We are certain to recommend Sweet Dreams for Kids to other groups looking for a way to support children and families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wendy reached out to me on Facebook telling me about her non-profit and said she wanted to send pj’s to my daughter who is battling a brain tumor. She not only sent some for her but for both of her sisters as well. She took the time to find out what colors they like and what they are interested in so that she could send not just the right sizes but something they would love. She picked perfectly and my daughters were all thrilled!! What she is doing is a true gift. Such a loving gesture. Kids would rather be in comfy nightgowns and pj’s than in a silly hospital gown. As they battle these horrible diseases it helps to feel some comfort that reminds them of home. I am thankful for Sweet Dreams For Kids for making my kids smile during a difficult time. Thank you!!