Sweet Dreams

This holiday season, UWBG will once again 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 31 elementary schools across our region will benefit from this project, allowing over 1,800 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?

  • 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.  $5 or $50 goes a long way to help local children. To make a gift, text SweetDreams to 41444 or click the button below to make an online donation.


  • 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.. 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. Additional information about collection centers and dates for 2019 will be available soon.

United Way of the Bluegrass
Herald-Leader - Front Lobby
100 Midland Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508

Fifth Third Bank Building (Downtown)
250 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 

Justice Dental 
3285 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY

Traditional Bank (Various locations below)        

91 Arrowhead Court
Frankfort, KY 40601

3353 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40502

163 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507

3720 Palomar Centre Drive
Lexington, KY 40513

2197 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503

2801 Palumbo Drive
Lexington, KY 40509

49 West Main Street
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

1378 Indian Mound Drive
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

637 N. Maysville Road
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

7450 Indian Mound Drive
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

7880 Main Street
Jeffersonville, KY 40337

114 Main Street
Frenchburg, KY 40322

3333 Lexington Road
Paris, KY 40361

2106 Rocky Drive
Paris, KY 40361

875 Colby Road
Winchester, KY 40391

30 West Broadway
Winchester, KY 40391

2801 Palumbo Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509


  • Make an In-Kind Donation: Businesses can sponsor the project by making in-kind donations.  Items needed include non-perishable, packaged snacks and pediatric toothbrushes. Gift cards to box stores like Walmart and Target are other items that can be utilized to support the project.
  • Volunteer:  Click the link below to volunteer to help sort items and pack gift bags for local students.


Share this message with others using the Sweet Dreams flyer!

Thank you to our 2019 Sweet Dreams Sponsors




Thomson R. Bryant, Jr. and Betty R. Bryant Fund