A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
The past 6 years of serving our neighbors has undoubtedly made a positive impact in our community. Sweet Dream Makers has provided over 15,000 beds, and still, no child has ever had to wait to receive a bed of their own. Your commitment to ensuring every child has a bed of their own was clothed in both empathy and action. Together, your support combined with the relentless dedication of our vendors, staff, and volunteers empowered us to make sweet dreams come true.
Challenging times in South Florida and across our nation have only increased for families – as the poverty line has risen, the crisis for affordable housing is omnipresent, and the mental health of our neighbors holds more weight than ever before. But in facing adversity, your support delivered a record 4,123 beds in 2022, averaging 400 beds per month and a 43% increase in lives improved from 2021.
While we have continued to bring relief to bedlessness in Palm Beach County with vigor, neighbors in Broward County have been underserved and under-resourced in need of beds and bedding. Thanks to you, this was a challenge we could solve for 995 babies, children, and adults in Broward in 2022. I invite you to read more throughout our report from families whose lives have improved from receiving beds of their own.
We are now beginning our 7th year of service and the pace of our program for 2023 is projected to surpass 6,000 requests. Your commitment to getting kids off the floor and into a bed is a tremendous testimony to your care for our community. I hope you are enlightened about our vision and feel inspired to stay involved. Please call or email me any time to talk about 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
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