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Sweet Dreams for Kids

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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 11 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

95 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son, five months at the time, was going in for surgery and Sweet Dreams for Kids came by and donated pajamas to not just our baby, but to his 2 other siblings. Sweet Dreams for Kids wanted to make sure that each of our kids were thought of during this hard time. The creators of this organization are so dear to our hearts and just the sweetest people you will ever be in contact with!!!!! They do so many great things for families going through a hard time.

Ashley V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted sweet dreams for kids and was instantly messaged back. Not only did they sponsor my child who was in the hospital with pjs, but also her sister, who at the time, was bouncing from family to friends houses while we stayed in the hospital for a month. Thank you and lots of live from the Vattimo family. Our Adventure with Holoprosencephaly - Arabella HoPE

Monica D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter Alexa has brain Cancer and has been in and out of hospitals for 13 years.
Wendy and her family through their wonderful foundation Sweet Dreams for Kids reached out to us and said they wanted to send Alexa (Love4Lexy) on FB A new set of PJs. They also included her brother (Sibling).
They sent a perfect size PJ set They sent a few more in the years ahead. they kept in touch with us checked on our Daughter's progress. Each time they blessed us with a new set of PJs, they included a home made card from the kids. They are kindhearted and work so hard to make children who live in and out of the hospital comfortable and to give them " Sweet Dreams"
Here is a link to our video to show you our thanks for the awesome PJs for Alexa AND her brother Cameron.
https://www.facebook.com/Love4Lexy17/videos/694006747330709/
Thank You Wendy & Family for caring about our daughter.
We love you Alexa, Cameron & Mom

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sweet Dreams for Kids have sent my daughter PJs 4 times now. It was so sweet of them. She loves to take them to the hospital. This lady and her entire family are always thinking of other children and trying to make them comfortable it is fun for kids to get new pajamas. Especially when they're sick in the hospital and want to bring their own pajamas with them. The kids always leave a personal note or picture with the child's Name. Thank you Wendy and family and sweet dreams for kids.

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Board Member

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 about 18 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've gone a few times to deliver pajamas at hospitals in St.Louis, Chicago, Minnesota, Iowa, etc. I feel so good after making those delivers. 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!

Donor

Rating: 5

Such an amazing charity that helps our children. I have been blessed to interact with Wendy on a number of occasions and I can honestly say I have never met someone with such passion for what she does.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first learned of "Sweet Dreams for Kids" when the organization was featured on a local television show. Wendy's enthusiasm and commitment are contagious. I am the director of a local preschool. For the past 10 years, we have celebrated Mother's Day at our preschool by asking our students to go to the store and, instead of buying a gift for their mother, to purchase a pair of pajamas for a sick child in honor of their mother. Our students and their families have embraced this program. Our preschool "moms" can think of no better way to celebrate Mother's Day! The kids bring the pajamas to school and hang them on a long clothesline in the school's entrance. Since our first successful event, it has become our Mother's Day tradition!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the great privilege of facilitating large pajama donations to support Sweet Dreams For Kids on two separate occasions. Each time, SDFK has expressed such sincere gratitude for my company's support. Wendy and SDFK do this work out of such a genuine place - with such kindness and compassion AND with very minimal resources. If your company is looking for a fabulous organization to support and partner with, I highly recommend SDFK!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am 14 and I held a pajama drive at my school for this organization, as it directly helps kids with cancer. The school community felt very good to participate in donating, and I was glad to see how well it went and how easy it was to donate. I am so happy that it helps so many kids.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a nurse in St Louis. We have been in contact with Wendy with Sweet Dreams for Kids for the last few weeks. Wendy will be making kids in our Children's hospital a little more comfortable when we start our "tuck ins". We can't thank Sweet Dreams for Kids enough for their compassion and generousity! Looking forward to a long connection with them!

Brent Melissa M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is nothing worse than having your child in the hospital but this company goes above and beyond to ensure that at least your child gets some comfy jammies while they are inpatient..would recommend 100000 times :)

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Donor

Rating: 4

A great family with an amazing purpose! There is nothing better than a pair of cozy pjs when you are stuck in the hospital and feeling icky! Sweet Dreams for Kids has touched so many lives and will continue to for so long! Please, consider donating pj's, or your time, to this great non-profit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sweet Dreams for Kids is a wonderful non-profit organization that donates to a great cause. How great it is to put a smile on kids' faces, can't wait to see how much this charity grows!

1 Mandy23

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great charity! They help lots of children during a scary time in their life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They gave all 3 of my kids pj's allowing them a night of pj fun when their sister was home in the hospital. They love their pj's to this day! Cozy and wonderful! Very sweet people running the organization!

Ashley153

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our PJs for my kids we have gone through 2 tough surgeries and my kids love the pick me up feeling they get from having new Jammies.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great experience working with Wendy and it's a wonderful cause!

Heather245

Client Served

Rating: 5

really means a lot when in the hospital with a child fighting... helps bring so many smiles to all involved including that sweet child. Thank you sweet dreams for kids for helping so many kids.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A little glimpse of hope fills your heart when you hold your ill child and you see comfy jammies on him as you cuddle, and you know that others are cheering for your child. Thank you for loving me and my Henry John.

Donor

Rating: 5

Such an amazing charity for children! Bringing smiles to children in hospitals nationwide! We have not only received pjs from them, but also raised money/pjs through a benefit car show for Sweet dreams for kids. We were lucky enough to receive a pair of pjs for my son who had his first surgery. Wendy and her family are truly amazing, and the love they give to others is such a blessing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fabulous organization! I really enjoyed working with them and for them over the summer!