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Sweet Dream In A Bag

Newsletter

April 2017

 
 Providing New Bedding, Caring

and Love to Children 

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month

 

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
~ Winston Churchill

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”  
~ Elizabeth Andrew


Sweet Dream in a Bag is an all-volunteer Public Charity contributing over 12,000 hours of volunteering to children and communities in Colorado during 2016. The heart of giving from each volunteer to these children can’t be measured, but is seen on each child’s smiling face. Agencies constantly comment about how excited and caring Sweet Dream volunteers are with each child. Susie and Wayne are thankful, appreciative, encouraged and blessed to have each of you as a Sweet Dream volunteer.  During the past 7 years, it is amazing how many volunteers have given their hearts, love and caring, so the lives are a little sweeter for over 7,200 children.

              THANK YOU!    THANK YOU! 

 

Comment from an agency director:

"When we first heard about Sweet Dream we thought you would just give our children a pillow and blanket.  But once your started bringing in all the beautiful bedding choices  and lined up the around the room, we couldn't believe it!  It was even more exciting to see each child have a personal volunteer help them as they choose a bedding package and read their own personalized book.  Where do you find such caring, patient and loving volunteers?  The Sweet Dream Gifting Events are more that just to get new bedding---it fills the children with self esteem and helps them to feel so special and cared about!  Thank you for all that you and your volunteers do for our children and families!"

Lots of Events in April & May

Sweet Dream has many, many Gifting Events planned in the coming months!  Please look at the calendar and see what works into your schedule, as we need enough volunteers so every child has a special volunteer of their own!  
You are always welcome to bring your kids and grandchildren to help with the events too!  
Keep checking the Event Calendar on the website:

www/sweetdreaminabag.org -- CLICK ON Event Calendar

You can always purchase a Walmart or Target Gift Card in any amount and Sweet Dream can use them to purchase needed items for the Sweet Dream Bags.
 This is an easy to donate to help Sweet Dream have all the needed items that go into the bags!

SWEET DREAM EVENTS:

April 6, Thursday, start 5pm
"Gifting Event”
Holly Park Apt./Mercy Housing
5524 E. 60th Ave, Commerce City 80022
 
April 8, Saturday,  start 10 am
"Gifting Event”
VOA Young Families
455 Bannock, Denver 
 
April 12, Wednesday, start 6:00 pm
"Gifting Event”
Colo. House/Partners in Housing
21 S. Wahsatch, Colo. Springs 80903 
 
April 13, Thursday start 11:30 am
"Gifting Event”
Jefferson County Head Start School
5150 Allison St, Arvada 80002
 
April 15, Saturday Morning, start 9 am
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany Church, 6240 S. Broadway, Littleton 80121
Starts: 9 am – 12:30 pm
A light lunch is served about 11:15 –plan to stay! (Everyone Welcome!!!) 
 
April 17, Monday start 3:15 pm & 5 pm
"Gifting Event”
Fountain/Chelton Head Start School
1465 S. Chelton, Colo. Springs 80910
 
April 22, Saturday, start 10:30 am
"Gifting Event”
Pueblo- Posada Family Shelter
1207 Elko, Pueblo, 81004
 
April 25, Tuesday, start 5:00-7pm
"Community Volunteer Fair”
Southridge Recreation Center
Highlands Ranch 80129
 
April 24, Monday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Native Americans/Alaskans
Colorado Springs
Place for event to be announced
 
April 26, Wednesday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Hope Center Preschool
3400 Elizabeth St, Denver 80205
 
April 27, Thursday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Family Tree Housing & Family Services
3805 Marshall, Wheatridge 80033
 
April 29, Saturday, start 1 pm
"Gifting Event”
Aurora Gabriel House
13101 E. Mississippi, Bldg. C1020, Aurora 80012
 
May 1, Monday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
The Gardens
4919 E. Thrill Place, Denver 80207
 
May 2, Tuesday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Hidden Brook
1313 Xenia St., Denver 80220
 
May 3, Wednesday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Hope Center Preschool
3400 Elizabeth St, Denver 80205
 
May 4, Thursday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
The Point/Carlton Arms
2543 California St, Denver 80205
 
May 9, Tuesday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Hope Center Preschool
3400 Elizabeth St, Denver 80205
 
May 20, Saturday Morning, start 9 am
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany Church, 6240 S. Broadway, Littleton 80121
Starts: 9 am – 12:30 pm
A light lunch is served about 11:15 –plan to stay! (Everyone Welcome!!!) 
 
May 22, Monday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Native Americans/Alaskans
Colorado Springs
Place for event to be announced
 
 
June 17, Saturday Morning, start 9 am
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany Church, 6240 S. Broadway, Littleton 80121
Starts: 9 am – 12:30 pm
A light lunch is served about 11:15 –plan to stay! (Everyone Welcome!!!)
 
June 26, Monday, start 6 pm
"Gifting Event”
Native Americans/Alaskans
Colorado Springs
Place for event to be announced
 
July 11, Tuesday, start 6:00 pm
"Gifting Event”
Colo. House/Partners in Housing
21 S. Wahsatch, Colo. Springs 80903



Reminder:  There will be Treasure Time Gifting Events added as agencies set dates, check our website and look at the CALENDAR! www.sweetdreaminabag.org
Please--- if you can help with any Event call Susie 303-507-2098 or email: Susie@sweetdreaminabag.org
Updated: 3/29/2017

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Agencies  

Access Housing/Commerce City
Alternatives to Violence/Loveland
Angel House/Loveland
Champa House
Coalition for the Homeless /Ren. at Lowery
Coalition for the Homeless/ West End Flats
Coalition for the Homeless/Renaissance 88
Coalition for the Homeless/Ren. Blue Spruce
Coalition for the Homeless/ Stout Street Flats
Colo. House/Partners in Housing-Colo Springs
CPCD Head Start Programs-Colo. Springs
Decatur Place Transitional Housing
Denver County Human Resources
Denver Rescue Mission Star Tran. Housing
Family Tree Housing & Family Services
Family Tree Crisis Center
Father Ed Judy's House
Fostering Hope Foundation-Colo. Springs
Gabriel House/All Saints
Gabriel House/Aurora
Gabriel House/Denver
Gabriel House/St. Francis de Sales
Gateway Women's Shelter
Greeley Transitional Housing
Guadalupe Project
Hope Center Pre-School
Hope Communities/California Street
Hope Communities/Hidden Brook
Hope Communities/Thrill
House of Hope/Family Tree
Humbolt Archdiocesan Housing 
I Am Academy
Irving Center Archdiocesan
Jefferson Co. Attorney/ Family Violence
Jefferson County Head Start
Jefferson County Human Resources
LaPuente House/Alamosa, CO
Mercy /Springfield Ct. Apt./Ft. Collins
Mercy/Holly Park Apartments
Mi Casa - Denver
Mt. Loretto Family Housing
Native Americans/Alaskans/Colo.Springs
Open Door Ministries
Pasoda Family Shelter/Pueblo
Pasoda Rio Sacramento/Pueblo
Raritan Property Archdiocesan
Ruby Hill Residences
Salvation Army Lambeth Center
Streets Hope
VOA- Bright Stars Head Start
VOA DAV Families
VOA Family Housing Program
VOA Young Mothers
Warren Village
Warren Village First Step

As you look at this list you will realize just how many  children need your help and caring to make their lives a little more cozy and give them something to call their own!

Plan a  Packing Party
Want to share the excitement & fun of Sweet Dream with friends and co-workers?  You can plan and sponsor a Packing Party.  Sweet Dream does all the work to get prepared.  We bring all the needed items to pack, your group just needs to raise half the funds for the event and  provide the people to pack. Susie would love to share how you can do this. She will come share about Sweet Dream with your group to get everyone excited about this great opportunity!    Susie:303-507-2098
Needed:
  • Walmart Gift Cards/to purchase Deep Pocket Pillows
  • Target Gift Cards/to purchase Navy Blue Comorters
  • Bigalow Sweet Dream Tea packets (for Mom's Mugs)
  • Starbucks Instant Coffee Packets (for Dad's Mugs)
  • Twin Sheet Sets (Big Lots,Ross)
Together we are making a difference!
Copyright @April 2017 Sweet Dream In A Bag, All rights reserved.     www.sweetdreaminabag.org

Our mailing address is:  9249 S. Broadway, Unit 200, Suite 198, Littleton, CO  80129


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