December 2, 2019
Sweet Dreams Project
This holiday season, United Way of the Bluegrass 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, they 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 all believe a child should never have on their mind.
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. All Traditional Bank locations are participating collection centers and accepting donations in our lobbies now.
- 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.