Beds lead to better sleep, better school performance, and stronger families.
We’re making a real difference in South Florida, one family at a time.
Hundreds of families have told us that having beds does so much more than give them sweet dreams. Behavior, mental and physical health, academic performance, and family harmony are all improved by healthy sleep.
Our impact is growing on an exponential scale each year
Since January 2017, the number of requests for beds received by Sweet Dream Makers has risen more than 200%. Providing safe, clean, and appropriate beds has significant, immediate, and positive impacts on health, education, and well-being of children and families. Our recipients report that:
- 85% of children who receive a bed of their own have overcome challenges including insomnia and inability to sleep through the night.
- Nearly 80% of children who receive a bed of their own report improved behavior, school grades, and quality of sleep.
These outcomes prove that beds are critical to helping children have the basic comfort and security necessary to reach their full potential. That’s why we won’t rest until every child has a bed of their own.
Beds for Sweet Dreamers
Expected Requests for beds in 2023
Heads in Beds (2017-Present)
``When I spoke with you last week, I was not able to fully process everything that was happening. To receive such lovely gifts at our time of need is overwhelming and so appreciated but as they say, seeing is believing. This week, I saw my current home transformed to meet the needs of my children. For the first time in 2 years, I was able to watch them proudly climb into bed and sleep comfortably and have a sense of home. I cannot thank you ladies enough!!! We are all beyond happy. To top it off, I was provided with a wonderful mattress and was able to sleep comfortably. Your work is invaluable and all I can say is THANK YOU for making our sweet dreams a reality!”
“Once again, thank you so much for partnering with us to make a significant difference in the lives of this family, by providing much-needed mattresses and bedding items for each family member. I recently spoke with Mom, and she could not be more grateful for their second chance in life. She is enjoying her job, and the children are sleeping well, living a normal life, and performing much better in school. Attached are the pictures that she promised to deliver. Thanks for everything you do!”
“I am finally getting back on my feet. We had our belongings in a storage unit and I was unable to keep up the payments so we lost it all. As much as they love to sleep with me I am absolutely sure they'd love space of their own. It's kinda cramped on our one air mattress. I don't feel like you ``should`` do this, I honestly feel like I should be able to do this. Unfortunately, I am not able to at this time, but I feel like they do deserve it. I rarely ask for handouts but this is something I at least had to do for them. I just started a job at a sub shop working about 30 hours a week for $10 an hour. I haven't yet received a full paycheck.”