Who We Are
Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to improving children’s health, well-being, and academic performance by providing sleep education and bedtime essentials to economically disadvantaged students and their families. Sweet Dreamzzz has several Sleep Programs that are designed for preschool through 5th grade children. Our trained Sleep Educators teach children and parents the benefits of healthy sleep habits, help them to establish a healthy bedtime routine and provide them with the bedtime essentials to sleep well. Our volunteers use interactive games and activities to teach them, such as the R.E.A.D.Y.™ training routine. After being taught the educational component of the program, each child receives a sleep kit including: a sleeping bag, t-shirt, toothbrush, toothpaste and book.
Sweet Dreamzzz Background
Inspired by a 1996 Detroit Free Press article about an inner-city boy living in a burned out house and sleeping under his coat, Kathleen Donnelly took action. With the help of family and friends, Donnelly gathered supplies to ensure a good night’s rest for the boy and his mother. This was the beginning of Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc. Listen to a recent podcast with Executive Director, Nancy Maxwell on WJR’s It’s Your Community.
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