98% of our donations go directly to the kids as we are a 100% VOLUNTEER based organization
Three year old Will and his mother fled to the women's shelter with no items to call their own. Will was understandably confused and emotionally distraught. When he was able to hold and keep a comforting stuffed animal from Sleep Tight Kids, his new "wubby", he found security and love where before, there was trauma and fear. Sleep Tight Kids hopes to foster resilience and hope in all of the lives we touch.
Women's shelters are full of brave women and their children who often arrive having left all they have to call their own behind. When Patricia and Jessica arrive, they are provided with brand new pajamas, toothbrushes and a blanket, the first personal items of the foundation of hope in their new lives. These are not just 'things', they are items given that communicate that there are people they don't even know who care for and support them, who respect the decision to start again.
In the heart of Madison County, DSS has a very big job. They have to seize children in the middle of the night, from meth houses and cannot take any material items from the home because a criminal investigation always follows. There are often traces of meth found in the blankets and stuffed animals of the children.Sleep Tight Kids provides immediate comfort by arming the sheriff’s department as well as DSS workers with items that facilitate relief and comfort for these young children during a sensitive time.
We help organizations such as Eblen Charity, Eliada Homes, Asheville Battered Women's Shelter, Western Carolina Rescue Missions, ABCCM, Steadfast House, DSS of Madison, Yancy, Henderson, Transylvania, Jackson, Buncombe, McDowell Counties, Haywood County, Iredell County DSS and Caring for Children, Catholic Social Services, Boys and Girls Club
Sleep Tight Kids donates newly purchased bedtime-related items for children, including clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, dental care kits, and books, either directly to needy families or through partnerships with other non-profit organizations supporting needy families, with a focus on families in Western North Carolina. The goal of the 501c3 non-profit is to promote feelings of hope and comfort in children as they lay their heads to rest each night. ALL donations are 100% tax deductible.
Donating bedtime comfort items to children in need.
Because every child deserves sweet dreams.
Thank you for your support!
ITEMS DELIVERED in 2018
FEBRUARY 22, 2018 : Dine for a Cause, Chop House, Asheville, 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, $50 per person, includes 5 courses. VIEW FLYER
FEBRUARY 25, 2018 : Sip, Stretch, Sleep Tight, Four Points Asheville, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, $20 ticket includes one hour of yoga. VIEW FLYER
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While teaching at Mills River Elementary School, I saw a need for basic items that my students did not have such as blankets, dental care, and clothing. Some children even talked about having no heat in their homes. After having a dream about starting a non-profit to help comfort children, I began to collect items among the staff and others in the community. Sleep Tight Kids became a 501c3 in 2009, providing 75 items that year. In 2017, we provided over 10,000 items to over 9 counties in Western North Carolina. We are only reaching 9% of the children who are in DSS/Foster Care Services.
In our family, bedtime is a ritual. It's a time to laugh, relax, and snuggle. The children we serve have nothing but a diaper or shorts when being pulled from these horrible circumstances. They need to know that someone else cares for their safety and comfort. The smiles on the faces of children who have never had anything new in their lives make our deliveries beyond worth it. This is love.
Founder, Jill Schwarzkopf
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Only newly purchased items and monetary donations can be accepted. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.
If interested, you can donate monetarily or provide donations.
All donations are greatly appreciated!
Some donation suggestions are:
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• Stuffed animals or teddy bears
The Cycle of Hope
WE ORDER NEW ITEMS
WE PICK UP GOODIES
ITEMS ARE DISTRIBUTED
CHILDREN FEEL SAFETY AND HOPE
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We also accept donations by mail to:
Sleep Tight Kids, 72 Baldwin Rd., Arden, NC 28704
Our EIN # is: 26-4410522
Donate your time and talents for the kids at our quarterly meetings.
Thank you for connecting with us. I appreciate your interest in Sleep Tight Kids, providing sweet dreams and hope to our local children in need.
- Jill Schwarzkopf, Founder of Sleep Tight Kids
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