98% of our donations go directly to the individuals we are serving. We are a 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 Helpmate,  Western Carolina Rescue Missions, ABCCM, Steadfast House, DSS of Madison, Yancy, Henderson, Transylvania, Jackson, Buncombe, Polk,  McDowell Counties, Haywood County, Rutherford, Polk, Iredell County DSS  and Caring for Children, Catholic Social Services, Boys and Girls Club, SafeLight of Hendersonville, Black Mountain Children's Home, Pendelton Place Children's Facility~ South Carolina,  The Haven, Children's Advocacy Center,  Family Place of Transylvania County,  Mission Children’s Cancer Center in AVL, Asheville Fire Depts., Hendersonville Fire Depts., Reems Creek Fire Depts., Enka-Candler Fire Dept. The Family Place of Transylvania County, PS I love you Ministries in Spartanburg SC, Safe Harbor Greenville SC, SC Youth Advocate Program, Greenville SC, 
Caiyalynn Burrell Child Crisis Center


Our new mission at Sleep Tight Kids is to provide essential resources and support to children who are no longer eligible for government-funded care systems and families in need.  We are committed to ensuring they have access to the items and tools they need to successfully navigate the challenges of independence, equipping them with the resources they need to thrive as self-sufficient, confident, and responsible members of society. 

Donating specific necessities to older children and families in need in our local community.

Thank you for your support!


OUr Focus- our Dream

We are thrilled to introduce our new initiative - "Closing the Gap" - aimed at providing essential support to children who have aged out of government care, affectionately referred to as the "lost kids."
The decision to pivot our mission to address the critical needs of "lost kids" & families stems from the growing gap that exists in our society. As children transition out of government care, they often find themselves in challenging situations, lacking the support, resources, and guidance necessary to build a successful and fulfilling life. Sleep Tight Kids believes that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their circumstances. With our new focus on "lost kids," we are determined to bridge the gap and provide the essential items, support, and hope these young adults need to pursue their dreams.
The "Closing the Gap" initiative will provide "lost kids" with essential items such as clothing, hygiene products, educational resources, and household necessities.  We aim to equip these young adults with the tools they need to achieve their goals, realize their potential, and take confident steps toward an independent and secure future.
Sleep Tight Kids has always been committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children in need, and this transition to "Closing the Gap" is a testament to our unwavering dedication to this cause. We understand that as these children transition into adulthood, the need for our support does not diminish but rather evolves. We believe that by addressing the unique challenges faced by "lost kids," we can empower them to overcome adversity and create brighter futures for themselves.
We invite individuals, businesses, and communities to join us in this vital mission. Your support, whether through donations, volunteering, or spreading the word, will help us make a significant impact in "Closing the Gap" for these deserving young adults and families.

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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 All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

If interested, you can donate monetarily so that we will be able to serve more families and 'lost kids.' 
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