Our 2023 Annual Report

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Dear Friends,

For 7 years, I have worked diligently with my Board of Directors and team to spread awareness of bedlessness across South Florida. The response is almost always the same – “I can’t believe there are children in our area who don’t have beds.” The number of children and their families in need of beds is staggering, and thanks to the generosity of our local community – no child has ever had to wait to receive a Bed of Their Own from Sweet Dream Makers. Beyond our wildest dreams, we have provided over 20,000 beds since 2017. Your dedication to our program ensures that our neighbors live with dignity, and their children feel safe – with immediate, direct relief to a solvable problem.

“Build it and they will come” could not be more true as we doubled our impact in Broward County this year. From a flooding crisis to helping Ukrainian refugees, you ensured that the poor and working class were supported with amplified generosity. Beyond the thousands of beds provided in Palm Beach County, Broward, and Miami-Dade, Sweet Dream Makers continues to receive requests from case managers across the United States. Bedlessness exists in every person’s hometown, and perhaps this is a problem we can solve in the future nationwide – and inspire others to give where they live.

You chose to grow with us this year and your support delivered a record 6,190 beds in 2023, averaging 500 beds per month and a 51% increase in lives improved from 2022.

Now in our 8th year of operation, 2024 promises to exceed our expectations.

After calling South Florida home for the past 30 years, I continue to believe in our community’s tremendous, unending generosity, and I know your belief in our mission is steadfast. I invite you to read more throughout our report from families whose lives have improved after receiving their beds. I hope you are inspired to change the lives of each baby, child, teen, caregiver, veteran, senior citizen, or disabled adult with a simple gift: a bed of their own. Please call or email me anytime to discuss what we can accomplish together. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making sweet dreams come true!

All my very best,
Suzanne Broad
Founder and Executive Director of Sweet Dream Makers