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Sweet Dream In A Bag


January 2015

 Providing New Bedding, Caring
and Love to Children in Transition

A young boy was so excited to chose his Sweet Dream Bag, but when he saw the volunteer giving his mom an air mattress for him, he told the volunteer he was just so tired of sleeping on the floor every night--- now he had a mattress and all this bag of great things to make himself a great place to sleep!!  Sweet Dream is excited to have the opportunity to provide a way to keep these children off the cold floor.  It is because so many people have come forward and helped fund this part.  We are still looking for another supplier that will provide the air mattresses at a very low cost.  These simple things help these children sleep warmer and more comfortable!!!!  Thank you to all that have worked so hard to make this happen! 

Happy New Year!!!  

As we take some time to reflect and see just what impact Sweet Dream has had on the community and all the lives of the children that you have gifted with their own Sweet Dream Bag -- we are amazed that we have been able to gift so many children with bedding!!!  Your love and generosity have made it possible to bless many children in 2014 --- we have added many new agencies and expanded  to other cities;  Pueblo, Colo. Springs, Castle Rock,  Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, Commerce City, and many new agencies in the metro area of Denver!!!  In the newsletter is a list of all the agencies that we partner with.  In 2014 Sweet Dream blessed 1553 children making the total of bags given since March 27, 2010 to total 3692!!!!  And to think back -- when we first started Sweet Dream I would have been over-joyed with just touching 20 children's lives!!!!  What is going to happen in this new year of 2015???  There are so many individuals, churches, businesses, scout groups, schools, neighborhoods, families, Kiwanis Clubs, Optimist Clubs,  and other organizations that believe in the mission of Sweet Dream--to provide beautiful, new, warm bedding to children in transition.  We are committed to keep providing for these precious children that have so little!!!  So let's hold on for the ride---because it is going to be a blessing with lots of smiles and tears of joy along the way!!!

So many people helping during the Holidays!

We have had so many individuals, neighborhoods, clubs, organizations and businesses that have made a special effort to support Sweet Dream and make it possible for us to continue to provide children with so little a place to call their very own and sleep comfortable and warm this holiday season!  We are so thankful for each and every person that has been touched and wants to help make a small change in these children's lives.  The more we serve the more we learn what an impact it is making in these children's lives---to have something they have chosen and to be able to call their own-- gives these children a sense of ownership and a little control in a situation that is so much out of their control.  We are making an impact within the entire family---giving them something so basic but so comforting! Sweet Dream was contacted to bring a Treasure Time to a new housing agency and the new director made the comment that the Sweet Dream Bags would probably we the only thing these children would be getting for Christmas -- it was mentioned at the the November Pack and Pray Event -- all of a sudden an entire Christmas Party with all the decorations (tree and all) had been planned -- families adopted the children and purchased their most wanted Christmas gifts -- a Christmas meal was provide by Olive Garden and served by many Home Schoolers and friends and with dessert and cookie decorating.  The children were able to make Christmas crafts while the parents went and picked up the wrapped Christmas gifts -- Perfect Teeth team members and Trader Joe's provided a Christmas Day fun bag for each family.  What an event!!!  See it just takes someone to mention a need and big things happen!!!!  What a blessing to see how happy these families were to have a real Christmas celebration.   We just want to thank everyone that took this need to heart and made the impossible happen!!!!




Jan. 12, 2015, Monday starting at Noon
"Treasure Time Gifting Event”
Jefferson County Head Start School
5150 Allison St., Arvada,  CO 80002
 (Volunteers Needed)


Jan. 13, 2015, Tuesday starting at 6pm
"Treasure Time Gifting Event”

Mt. Loretto Family Housing 
3101 S. Federal Blvd, Denver, CO  80236
 (Volunteers Needed)
January 17,  2015 Saturday Morning
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany E-Free Church, 6240  S. Broadway, Littleton, CO  80121, 
Starts: 9am -12:30
A light lunch is served about 11:15—plan to stay!  
(Everyone Welcome!) 


Jan. 22, Thursday, starting at 7 pm
"Treasure Time Gifting Event"
Decatur Place
1155 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80204
(Volunteers Needed)


Jan. 26, 2015, Monday starting at 5pm
"Treasure Time Gifting Event”

Renaissance 88 Apartments
388 E. 88th Ave, Denver, CO  80229
 (Volunteers Needed)


February 21,  2015  Saturday Morning
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany E-Free Church, 6240  S. Broadway, Littleton, CO  80121,
Starts: 9am -12:30  A light lunch is served about 11:15—plan to stay!  
(Everyone Welcome!) 

February 28, Special Event Optimist Clubs
The members of the Colorado/Wyoming Optimist clubs will be meeting at the Franciscan Retreat Center 7740 Deer Hill Grove in Colorado Springs, CO  80919,  Members will be bringing new bedding and having a Special Packing Event! 


March 21, 2015 Saturday Morning
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany E-Free Church, 6240  S. Broadway, Littleton, CO  80121, 
Starts: 9am -12:30
A light lunch is served about 11:15—plan to stay!  
(Everyone Welcome!) 

Reminder:  There will be Treasure Time added as agencies get the
 event dates set, so check our website and look at the CALENDAR!!! 
 If you can help with any Treasure Time Event please call Susie
303-507-2098 or
 Check  Calendar on our Website:



Access Housing/Commerce City

Alternatives to Violence/Loveland
Angel House/Loveland
Castle Rock Women's Crisis Center/Castle Rock
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
Decatur Place Transitional Housing
Denver Rescue Mission Star Tran. Housing
Family Tree Housing & Family Services
Family Tree Crisis Center
Fostering Hope Foundation/Colo. Springs
Gateway Women's Shelter
Greeley Transitional Housing
Hope Communities/California Street
Hope Communities/Hidden Brook
Hope Communities/Thrill
Humbolt Archdiocesan Housing I
I Am Academy
Jefferson Co. Attorney/  Family Violence
Jefferson County Head Start
Mercy /Springfield Ct. Apt./Ft. Collins
Mercy/Holly Park Apartments
Mt. Loretto Family Housing
Open Door Ministries
Pasada Family Shelter/Pueblo
Pasada Rio Sacramento/Pueblo
Salvation Army Lambeth Center
STRIDE Transitional Housing
VOA Brandon House
VOA Bright Starts Head Start
VOA DAV Families
VOA Family Housing Program
VOA Rainbow Head Start
VOA Young Mothers
Warren Village
Warren Village First Step

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

  • Twin Fleece Blankets

  • Crib Fitted Sheets

  • Wide Ribbon-- 50 yd rolls   (at Costco & Sam's Club's about $7)

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Our mailing address is:  9249 S. Broadway, Unit 200, Suite 198, Littleton, CO  80129
Sweet Dream In A Bag
9249 S Broadway, Littleton, CO
Littleton, CO 80129

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