The items were presented on April 20, 2012. About 10 program volunteers distributed the bags to students throughout the day in the school’s library and also spoke to students about sleep education.
The event was sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities. Sweet Dreamzzz is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to improving the health, well-being and academic performance of at-risk school-aged children by providing sleep education and bedtime essentials, according to the organization’s website www.sweetdreamzzz.org.
Sweet Dreamzzz takes a fun, hands-on approach to sleep education.
The R.E.M. (Rest. Educate. Motivate.) Sleep Program was developed with the expertise of the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research. During a presentation at the school, “Sleeper Teachers” used interactive games and activities to help participants understand why it is important to get a good night’s sleep.
When the presentation is complete, Sweet Dreamzzz gives each student his or her own sleep kit. The sleep kit includes a sleeping bag, nightshirt, socks, a toothbrush and toothpaste for hygiene, and a stuffed animal, activity book, crayons, and reading book to aid in bedtime relaxation.
More than 31,000 students have already benefited from this important program. To learn more, visit www.sweetdreamzzz.org.
Empowered with information and nighttime basics, these children have a much greater chance of getting the sleep they need to succeed in school and in life.
~ Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc.