the circle of hope

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Because of Sleep Tight Kids' commitment for all resources and finances to benefit children who are abused or neglected, we depend on anyone who wants to dedicate their time, resources and talents to be part of our team of volunteers which we call the Circle of Hope. If you can dedicate any amount of time, we would be honored that you choose to dedicate yourself to help give a voice to the children we serve.

Board of Directors

We are proud to introduce you to our Circle of Hope board members. Please click for board member bios:

jill schwarzkopf

President and founder

wendy knowles

Vice President/ Director of Events

kristine freeman


leann johnson

Secretary/ Director of Deliveries

Erin Stachura

Director of Volunteers

kim boose

Director of Outreach

Carrie Turner

Director of Grants

amanda bowen

Director of Social Media

Joshua Goodwin


carol reid

Director of Orders

jill schwarzkopf

President and founder

I dream big and I surround myself with people who want to transform the lives of children thru hopeful experiences. Sleep Tight Kids doesn’t just provide comfort items, they provide the opportunity for children to learn about the community who cares for their well being and safety. These acts of love shape the lives of many children who need our support so desperately. 

wendy knowles


A native of Pennsylvania, I have called Asheville North Carolina home since October 2014.  New to the area and looking for volunteer opportunities a friend invited me to a Sleep Tight Kids Circle of Hope (volunteer) meeting.  I was immediately inspired by this group and the wonderful things they were doing for the needy children of Western North Carolina.  I have been volunteering ever since with my background in marketing and event planning serving me well as Director of Events.  I am beyond honored to serve as acting Vice President in 2018, a year that we anticipate wonderful growth for our organization. 
My husband and I own and operate Longleaf Vineyard in Marshall, NC and have a grown daughter living in Los Angeles, CA.  We enjoy hiking, great food and [Longleaf Vineyard] wine, and visiting our daughter on the west coast as often as possible.  

kristine freeman


My parents taught me how to work hard, and not to expect others to get things done for you.  I love the empowering yet humbling feeling you get from helping others.  As a bookkeeper, acting as the treasurer for Sleep Tight Kids and several other entities is a natural fit and something I really love to do.  My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and we have two beautiful daughters (Katie 24 and Anna 18).  My most recent travel adventures include Mexico, The Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Peru and San Juan Islands. I have recently begun competitively shooting handguns as well as become certified as a Range Safety Officer through the NRA.

leeann johnson


I decided to become a part of Sleep Tight Kids by joining the Circle of Hope. Jill and I had known each other for years and once I realized her passion for the children in Western North Carolina and their needs, I immediately knew I wanted to be apart of the journey she was about to embark upon. 

I am the owner and operator of A local paper distributing company, which supplies point-of-sale paper and ink to restaurants and many other businesses. I enjoy spending  time with my family and supporting my husband and children in their everyday accomplishments. Whether it be academics, sports, work or what is yet-to-come, my heart is all in!

erin stachura


I am the Director of Volunteers for Sleep Tight Kids! I am a mother, wife and teacher who loves the outdoors and traveling with my little family.  I found out about Sleep Tight Kids through a mutual friend, when my Girls on the Run Team was looking for a Community Service project.  I was so inspired by Jill and her mission that I immediately sought out how to Volunteer my own time.  And now, I am a board member and could not be more proud of the work we do to help children in need all over WNC.

kim boose

DIRECTOR OF outreach

I am group fitness director and personal trainer at ARC.
I am a wife, mother of 2 great kids, and “G” to 3 beautiful little grand children!!!
I am passionate about trying to do the best I can in my walk of life to be part of a ripple effect on making our community better.  Seeing what we can accomplish thru Sleep Tight Kids is so rewarding to me.

carrie turner


I was inspired to become involved with Sleep Tight Kids because, as a mother, I know how important bedtime comfort items are for children. Both of my kids became very attached to bedtime items - I can't bear the thought of them being in a scary or crisis situation without this comfort. I love having the opportunity to make sure that other children in my community have the comfort they need in times of crisis. In addition to being a wife and mother of two, I am a freelance photographer with an emphasis on weddings, portraiture, and commercial/editorial food photography. 

amanda bowen


I serve on the Board of Directors and love Western North Carolina. I have worked with Sleep Tight Kids for over 5 years and have big dreams for sharing STK’s mission with the community. I personally know how something as simple as a blanket can provide incredible comfort when I experienced the undeniable bond between my son and his cuddly blanket at the early age of 2 months old.  When I found out about Jill and her organization, I knew I had to be a part of it. I live in Mills River with my husband Barry, 2 amazing children (that often contribute to STK), and 3 crazy dogs.

joshua Goodwin


Joshua Goodwin is Manager of Public Policy & Business Development for The Sherbert Group which provides premier investment, accounting, architectural, tax, consulting, development, and management services to the real estate tax credit industry both locally and nationwide. He has also consulted and fundraised for multimillion dollar non-profits and has a passion to be a voice for those who have none. He stated, "Sleep Tight Kids. All proceeds go towards the abused and neglected children, and we will do everything possible to value every child with dignity and respect." 

carol reid


Sleep Tight Kids is such a valuable project.  Helping children in need is the most rewarding of charitable acts for me.  Seeing their smiling faces is really joyous.  I love to travel.  I am originally from Ohio, lived in Texas and have settled in Greenville, SC.

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Blog Writing (once a month)
Donor Newsletter (once a month)
Making Deliveries 
Marketing our events
Helping with our events

* kids can help with these volunteer opportunities!


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If you are interested in helping us, please contact Erin at



I always thought to myself, why doesn’t somebody DO something about 
the despair in this world. Then I realized I was somebody.



Business or Individual who meets any of the following benchmarks in any given year

•    $1,000 donation or fundraising effort
       (one-time or cumulative per year)
•    50 volunteer hours
•    $500 donation or fundraising effort + 25 volunteer hours

 How can you achieve 25-50 volunteer hours?

•    Attend Circle meetings
•    Assist with fundraisers
•    Stuff comfort bags
•    Write a newsletter or blog post
•    Join/attend committee meetings
•    Deliveries

If you are interested in becoming a Sleep Tight Kids Ambassador, please contact Erin at


How can your company/organization partner with Sleep Tight Kids?

1. Have a Sleep Tight Kids representative speak to your company/organization about our mission
2. Encourage employees/members to donate or volunteer (flyers, posters, company newsletter)
3. Host a Sleep Tight Kids cash donation box for one month of the year (employee lounge, check-out area, organization meeting)
4. Organize a fundraiser (car wash, 5k run/walk, golf tournament, etc)
5. Donate % of business proceeds on a designated date/ time frame
6. Become a sponsor for an upcoming Sleep Tight Kids Event
7. Ask one of your clients/partners to match your donation efforts
8. Partner with another small business or organization to brainstorm fundraising ideas and increase your efforts

Benefits to Your Company/Organization:
•  Sense of Community
•  Teambuilding
•  Boost Morale
•  Build your Local Presence
•  Networking Opportunities

Business Partnerships

We are grateful to have the support of several local businesses and sponsors. Thank you to all who continue to support our efforts.

Our 2018 Partners

Hulsing Enterprises: Crown Plaza, Asheville Racquet Club, Food Matters, Accucare, Four Points Asheville
Iannucci’s Restaurant
Copper Crown Restaurant
Archetype Brewing
Sierra Nevada
Upcountry Brewing
Chop House
Underground Fitness
Herbert Freeman, CPA, PC
Mosiac Realty, Vanessa Byrd
Triangle Community Foundation
State Employees Credit Union
THE Little Gym
Cheery Tree Beads

To stay informed about our local events and drives, please "like" our Facebook page as well as INSTAGRAM @sleeptightkids

Contact us via email at

We accept monetary 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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