4th Annual “Be A Sweet Dream Maker” Celebration

“Be A Sweet Dream Maker” Celebration Funds 1,200+ Beds for Children in Need.

4th annual event at the Addison raises $300K+ for Sweet Dream Makers, honors hosts Doris & Neil Gillman for their tireless dedication.

Boca Raton, FL – On Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Addison in Boca Raton was transformed into a winter wonderland during the 4th Annual “Be A Sweet Dream Maker” Celebration, hosted by Doris and Neil Gillman. With nutcrackers, live music, and delicious food, this festive, invitation-only event supports Sweet Dream Makers’ mission to provide new beds and bedding for children and families in need throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Having raised more than $300,000, this year’s celebration will fund more than 1,200 beds right here in our community. More than 250 guests raised their glasses to celebrate the achievement, along with all the organization has accomplished:

  • Sweet Dream Makers provided more than 2,800 beds for children and families in 2021 alone, and has provided nearly 10,000 beds since incorporating in 2016.
  • More than 80% of children who receive beds demonstrate significant improvement in academic performance and behavior.
  • More than 4,400 families are better rested, stronger, and more prepared to face daily challenges now that they have a safe and secure place to sleep.
  • Sweet Dream Makers has become a trusted partner for more than 50 social service agencies, who refer clients in need of beds.

These milestones have been bolstered by the support of Doris and Neil Gillman, who were honored as the 2021 Sweet Dream Makers of the Year during the event. After learning about the staggering need for beds in our community – over 300 beds are requested each month – the Gillmans have amplified their support and remain tirelessly dedicated to the mission. While Doris was busy planning the Celebration, Neil went above and beyond this year to host the Inaugural “Play Fore Beds” Golf Event at his community in Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in October 2021, garnering more support from friends than ever before.

“When we tuck our own grandchildren in at night and wish them sweet dreams, we feel so blessed that we’re able to provide children who are less fortunate the safety and security of having a bed of their own, too. That’s what every child deserves.”

Doris Gillman

Sweet Dream Makers extends their heartfelt gratitude to all those who attended this magical evening, that were inspired to give during this holiday season. Together, they met the milestone of 10,000 beds provided to children and families in Palm Beach and Broward Counties!

PHOTOS: By Downtown Photography, all downloaded from their link and then uploaded to our Flikr page.

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