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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

Mary167

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for all that you do for our kids with such a sweet gesture. When we are in the hospital and it is so scary for my daughter, gifts from givers like yourselves make each day that much easier. Keep up the great work. Hugs to you and yours!
The Torgusen Family

Sherise W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my 7 yr old son was Diagnosed with stage 4 wilms tumor. i found Sweet Dreams for Kids.Jacob received a pair of Monkey P.J.he was so very happy to have gotten them and he still wears them at least once a week .Thank you Sweet Dreams for Kids.Jacob nor i will ever forget you for being so kind and caring for are sick Children

Robyn Z.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love this organization. They have been able to help my student council raise money so we could purchase pjs to be donated to our local children's hospital. Her organization was able to help us find who we needed to contact and what was needed. They provide for children who spend their days in the hospital to have something special.

Amy_83

Client Served

Rating: 5

I emailed them about my daughter being in the hospital. They replied quickly and sent my daughter some pjs out. I think it's a great thing they're doing. I would recommend them to others. My daughter showed a nurse and she wants to donate some pjs. Thanks for all y'all do. Keep making kids days.

Rebecca67

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best thing for sick children. If you ever known a child that has cancer or if the child has a sickness anything that can bring a small amount of happiness is a great organzation.

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

do not like this organization at all. only 4 cancer kids, does nto work in my book.

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Luv2bMom 04/12/2013

I am the founder of Sweet Dreams for Kids and think that you may have been trying to reach a different organization. We have donated over 10,000 pairs of new pajamas to kids in the hospital. If you go to our website, www.sweetdreamsforkids.org, you can see pictures of lots of the kids that we have helped. I would love to do what I can to show you what we are really about....BRINGING SMILES TO KIDS IN THE HOSPITAL. I would love a response. My heart is in what I do, and this is very sad that anyone would say these things about our organization.

Yocheved G.

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to the wonderful Wendy Berezovsky for her work bringing smiles and warm PJs to kids in the hospital all over the United States!! We have been to pleased to be able to donate to this organization by collecting PJs instead of gifts at my daughter's 8th birthday party!

Lora H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I see pictures of the smiling children in their pajamas it makes me realize that this organization can truly brighten an ill child's day and it brings so much joy to my heart.

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome organization. As a mom of a child who spent 2.5 months in the hospital, PJs are such an easy and practical way to cheer up a child who spends so many hours in bed. I've donated to Sweet Dreams for Kids and wish I had more money to donate too.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sweet Dreams for kids is one of those organizations that seem like they're doing a small favor, but in reality, it's a huge help for the kids to feel a little "homey" while being surrounded by white, sterile machines. I had the privilege of volunteering with them and it felt good to see the smiling faces looking back at me while I gave them the pajamas.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization! I've only heard great things about them, and i'm very lucky to have donated PJs to this organization...

Liz D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Sweet Dreams for KIds! My son is undergoing open heart surgery and will have a long stay in the hospital. Sweet Dreams for Kids sent him a pair of pajamas and he loves them. Thanks to them he will have a little comfort and knowledge that someone truly cares how is his doing. Thank you Sweet Dreams for Kids!!!

Alana F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is an act of love! The pajamas that are given are wonderful and families benefit from donating and teaching kids about helping others!

Ashley33

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. They sent my son pajamas to wear while in the hospital. It means so much for a stranger to think so much of others. They put smiles on the faces of families in their hardest times!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What you do is amazing!! You put a smile on a child's face when they don't feel like smiling. God will bless you tremendously for the work you do!! Thank you do much!!

Carol93

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization!! I recently requested that 3 pairs of pajamas be sent to 3 cancer patients staying at Why Me-Sherry's House in Worcester Ma and they received them in just a few short days! the kids love getting them! Thank you Sweet Dreams for Kids for being so wonderful to the kids!!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is run with passion and dedication by one of the most amazing volunteers I have encountered in a 35-year nonprofit career. For sick children in hospitals to receive new pajamas, to be able to shed their hospital gowns, provides a small degree of normalcy in a situation which is often upside-down. Sweet Dreams for Kids, run locally out of Minneapolis, reaches children throughout the country and brings much-needed comfort to families of children in hospitals.

Danica H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was only a couple of months old when I heard about Sweet Dreams for Kids. We were in and out of the Picu constantly. He was born with Down Syndrome, along with an Asd, a hemangioma in his liver, and pulmonary hypertension. The hemangioma ended up needing some surgeries to stop damage it was causing to his heart so we ended up with even more hospitalizations. I spoke with Sweet Dreams for Kids about getting him some jammies he could wear during long stays (when they allowed him to wear them). She was just as pleasant as can be and I just loved communicating with her. I instantly fell in love with this place because of how well I personally was treated. I couldn't decided which kind of jammies I liked most for my son so she picked out a cute pair for me, and even sent me a spare! I cried when I got his package, I was truly touched by the kindness of this group. I highly recommend this non profit group to everyone who has a child in the hospital and wants to get them something cute and comfy they can wear during their stay. My son has finally outgrown his, but I am keeping his jammies stored away to remind us of the kindness of others during our very hard times. He is finally 10 months old and has been out of the hospital for almost 2 full months. THANK YOU SWEET DREAMS FOR KIDS! I will forever remember and support you and your group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 4 month old son was recently hospitalized and has been there for over a month now. I got in contact with Sweet Dreams for Kids so that he could have a little something special to remember how much he is loved and to bring him a little comfort for future hospital visits and stays if needed. I was overwhelmed by the kindness of this place. It is such a thoughtful and selfless thing to do just to make these children feel that much more special than they already are. This is such a wonderful place. I am going to keep his pajamas for him so he can know what kindness can come from such wonderful people when he grows up.

Jaime M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

hi, i requested pjs for my daughter who was in the hospital for a long period of time, and her nightgown was received within a week!! love this group!

Shannon37

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yes Wendy is very very great to do this for the kids she gave my 2 Lil girls a night outfit cause they both have hospital stays and they were so happy not to have to wear those hospital gowns way to go Wendy then my Lil nephew got burned up pretty bad and she also sent him a night outfit also she is really sweet and really cares for these Lil children I think what she does is great

Samantha25

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sweet Dreams For Kids is an amazing organization! By providing pajamas to sick children in the hospital, they bring smiles and comfort to the children they serve. Wendy works tirelessly to deliver pajamas to children near and far.

Nancy89

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wendy is an amazing woman She has worked passionately to make sure all childrend who go to the hospital and taken care of. Sweet Dreams for Kids as an amazing organization that helps ALL children.

Client Served

Rating: 4

When Sweet Dreams for Kids bring PJs to Children's Hospitals our kids get a bit of home in their hospital rooms. Sometimes they get to pick their favorite color or character and this really brings a smile to their faces! Last spring we did a (2) hospital wide Pajama party with a "slumber party" theme broadcast from the Children's Star Studio which was so much fun for all of our patients and families, thanks to the donations from this non-profit and coordination with hospital staff. What a great way to give back to a hospital that holds a place in the heart of a generous family!

Donor

Rating: 5

Sweet Dreams for Kids is an amazing organization we've just started working with. Wendy and her family are an inspiration--- helping children who are sick in the hospital! We feel very fortunate to be able to donate to this great cause and look forward to working with them in the future!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I work at Amplatz in the Emergency Department and have the opportunity to provide kids being admitted with a pair of comfy pj's from Sweet Dreams. These pajamas help these children and teens have something comfortable to wear and provide comfort and familiarity to what is often an uncomfortable and unfamiliar environment. We are so grateful to receive donations from Sweet Dreams- these pajamas do certainly make a difference!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

We've been working with Wendy and Sweet Dreams for many year's and the comfort and joy it brings our patients and families is magical. We appreciate this amazing resource for our hospital.

Mary145

Client Served

Rating: 5

AMAZING organation, we requested a pair of PJs for my son, and when they sisnt have the rignt size, she personaly took her kids to the store and found a pair that would fit my son to help brighted his day! Fills my heart with joy to know there are such wonderful people out there trying to make these sick kids feel beter however they can!

Carol82

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 9 month old grandson received a pair of pajamas from this organization last Christmas while in the hospital for his open heart surgery. He may not have realized what a nice gift this was, but his parents and grandparents sure did. He looked so cute Christmas morning with his new pajamas. This kind gift helped heal the entire family. They have inspired me to give back to my community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've seen this organization bring smiles and a cozy nights sleep to children who really need them! Children who are fighting for their lives and need comfort in a world of hard times!

Linda147

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Their donation of new pajamas to kids while sick in the hospital is a great idea. The smiles they bring are irreplaceable. Sweet Dreams for Kids is a great nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of many.

Karen127

Donor

Rating: 4

I donated pajamas to Sweet Dreams for Kids in a child's name that I personally knew, who has been fighting a form of leukemia himself. They not only sent me a personalized thank you note, but they sent my friend's son a brand new pair of pajamas as well!! He was ecstatic!! Thank you Sweet Dreams for Kids for putting smiles on children's faces, and warming their parent's hearts!

Lindsey F.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have a friend who's son has been in and out of the hospital since birth, due to a congenital heart defect. She decided to do a pajama drive to show gratitude for Sweet Dream's and what they did for her son. This is such a simple and inexpensive idea that can be so meaningful to a child. To be able to share this feeling of being home and comfortable, something never gave any thought to, until now. It warms my heart to know that the children who have no choice but to call the hospital home for the holidays, will be a little more comfortable in pajamas given with love and hope. What a wonderful ministry!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful because so many kids in hospitals aren't happy and are bored. These pajamas can really brighten their day up and make them forget about whats happening in the hospital.

Aimee O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 2 year old, Cayden Jae has Neurofibromatosis..and has been in and out of the hospital. I have to say children who face a hospital stay often have many fears which stem from isolation and unfamiliar surroundings. Gifts like from Sweet Dreams for Kids helps to bring a bit of home into the sterile environment of the hospital, making it a less scary place. These types of gifts also provide needed distractions from the pain or boredom associated with the hospital stay. Some kids must stay in the hospital for extended periods but remain quite mobile and active, at least if this is the issue they can still be comfortable while doing so. Getting useful or decorative items when their condition prohibits any activity helps alot. As a mother with a little one that has been hospitalized several times I can say that items such as pajamas, socks, slippers, brushes and toiletries help even if the child remains unable to be active. A funny pair of socks or slippers and some new character pajamas may brighten their day while they are confined to a hospital bed. I love Sweet Dreams for Kids and plan to share with everyone I can on Facebook and let them know that this is available to them if they need it!! Keep up the incredible work Sweet Dreams!!




Donor

Rating: 5

An incredible organization! The dedication, the smiles, the impact.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sweet Dreams for Kids helps so many kids feel a little beter during difficult times. It sure puts smiles on peoples faces. It is an amazing organization.

1 Wendy40

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. They make HUGE smiles on the faces of ill kids, hospitalized. The kids dont have to wear the ugly hospital gowns! My hats off to them. Seeing the faces that they give the kids, I sure hope that when my son gets his PJ's he will smile as much too!!