Sweet Dream Project
This holiday season, UWBG will be leading a pajama and book drive to support local elementary school students in the Central Kentucky region called the Sweet Dreams Project. Working with Family Resource Centers, we have learned that many kids do not have their own pajamas or books, and many go home for the holiday break worrying about food insecurity and other things we believe a child should never have on their mind.
But you can help make this holiday season brighter!
Local sponsors and organizations are coming together to help make a happier holiday season for children. Students from 32 elementary schools across our region will benefit from this project, allowing over 1,600 children in need to head home for the holiday break with a gift package. Inside the child will find a new pair of pajamas, a new book to read and other items to enjoy during the break such as snacks and a new toothbrush.
How Can You Help Kids Have Sweet Dreams?
- Sponsor the Sweet Dreams Project: Companies, businesses or affinity groups can adopt and fully sponsor a school in select communities for an investment of $750. Contact Jenn Goble if you would like to sponsor a school - Jenn.Goble@uwbg.org.
- Organize a Collection: Host a pajama and book drive at your office, school or church any time between now and December 1, 2017. Your co-workers, members, employees and customers can contribute and drop-off new pajamas, new books and non-perishable, packaged snack items. For more information on sizes and reading levels, please contact Jenn.Goble@uwbg.org.
- Contribute Items: If you have items you would like to contribute, simply drop them off at any participating collection center before December 11.
3285 Blazer Pkwy #200
Lexington, KY 40509
United Way of the Bluegrass
Herald-Leader - Front Lobby
100 Midland Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508
Make a Gift to Support this Cause: With a simple click, you can make a one-time donation to support a student in need this holiday season! $15 is all it takes to sponsor one child. To make a gift, text SweetDreams to 41444 or click the star button below to make an online donation.
- Make an In-Kind Donation: Businesses can sponsor the project by making in-kind donations. Items needed include non-perishable, packaged snacks, toothbrushes and travel sized tooth paste. Coupons to local restaurants or gift cards to box stores like Walmart and Target are other items that can be utilized to support this project.
2019 Sweet Dreams Sponsors:
Thomson R. Bryant, Jr. and Betty R. Bryant Fund