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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

35 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

Previous Stories

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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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 :)

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.

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.

Stephanie135

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter, Hailey, received a pair of pajamas from Sweet Dreams for kids last year months before she passed away. They are now something we are able to hold close to us to feel her presence. I cannot thank this organization enough for the amazing gift they give to these sick children.

Tabatha E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter received 2 pairs of pajamas from this amazing woman.. She received her first pair for a surgery and her second pair for another surgery.. They are amazing and she loved having the comfort of her pajamas right there with her.. It made her happier and made the hospital stay a little better for her...!! They are so friendly and easy to talk to as well.!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

What do you think it means to my daughter, Juliana Carver, who is struggling with cancer for the fourth time since 2007 when she was only five years old and recently received such a special package in the mail. Juliana opened a package from Sweet Dreams for Kids about found a pair of pajamas in her favorite colors. You should have seen the smile on her face. PRICELESS!!

Since Juliana's been sick (half her life) she had had such an amazing attitude but, as her Dad, I can see she's getting tired of being sick. So many children struggle with sickness and never complain...never whine and, out of the blue, some beautiful organization called Sweet Dreams for Kids makes a HUGE difference in a child's day. It is more important than I can express.

Sweet Dreams for Kids not only lifts the hearts of the kids they serve but the family as well.

Thank you Sweet Dreams for Kids for making such a HUGE difference!!

Amanda128

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter, Brooke was a recipient not only once, but twice just a few short months ago!! She originally had a scheduled surgery which was only supposed to have a 5 day stay, well she had different plans!! I received a Facebook message asking if if be interested in receiving a pair of comfy Jammie's for her. We arrived home after 11 days and had a package waiting. Brooke's face absolutely lit up as she opened it!! She wanted to wear them right away :). Now onto our second pair!!! After just 3 short days of being home she ended up back in the hospital for another 30 days, enduring yet another surgery. After the first week, I remember chatting with Wendy on Facebook and she offered to send us a second pair!!! I mean what company would do that I thought to myself!! This is absolutely an amazing program Wendy!! I'm happy that I got to share this experience with a few other families while we were there. I will forever be grateful to you Wendy and your amazing Sweet Dreams for Kids program!!!

Neal Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by somebody who introduced herself as Wendy from Sweet Dreams for Kids (http://sweetdreamsforkids.org/). I imagine most of you, as I, had never heard of this organization. The organization is based out of Minnesota and what they do is provide thousands upon thousands of brand-new pairs of pajamas for seriously ill children and their siblings. One of their slogans is they want to take the "ick" out of sick. Wendy, the head of this organization reached out to me via email after becoming aware of Izzy's battle on CaringBridge, and stated that she was so touched by the entire story that she wanted to send us a pair of pajamas for Izzy and for his siblings as well. It sounds like a little gesture but her words of encouragement to me were anything but "little." She is yet another one of the many good Samaritans that exist in this world, committed to assisting families during times of medical crises and need; wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of the affected. Yesterday, when the door bell rang during dinner, Roovy sprung up to answer the door and received a package that contained four brand-new pairs of pajamas; each sized appropriately for our four children. After dinner Roovy and Batya expressed excitement when changing into their new pajamas, and were both enthralled with their new gift. One of the many things I've learned throughout this journey is that the "little" things are not little at all, and sometimes make all the difference in the world. What captivated me was in that box with the pajamas was a colorful, hand written note to Izzy, that read; "Thinking of you Izzy with love from Sweet Dreams for Kids" (I will post that picture as well, on caringBridge). As I have just pontificated, the so-called "little" things in life are anything but "little." Sweet Dreams for kids is yet another organization that attempts to put smiles upon the faces of those whose lives have been turned in upheaval, due the serious illness of a sibling. I recommend that each and everyone of you visit their website (http://sweetdreamsforkids.org/) and if possible, provide them with financial assistance, so that they can continue to provide this invaluable service to families such as mine.

Kristi O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Once again we blessed to receive pj's from Sweet Dream for kids for Sari's hospital stay. Thank you so much!!

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

In June we arrived by ambulance to the ER because my daughter was having a hard time breathing. The ER admitted us to the hospital, because we were rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night I hadn't packed anything. It was such a blessing when the nurse provided us with PJ's that were donated by Sweet Dreams for Kids, thanks Wendy!

Client Served

Rating: 5

my son was born 15 weeks early & this group is sending him a brand new pair of PJ's for him to wear in the hosptial FOR FREE! they are awesome!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My infant nephew received some great pajamas while in the hospital for an unexpectedly long stay. A lot of other kids on his surgical floor at Amplatz Children's Hospital also got pajamas from Sweet Dreams for Kids that same day. They were all so excited! It seems like a small thing, but having cozy real pajamas can really bring a sense or normalcy and comfort. Thank you!

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

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.