Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Limelight: Project Night Night

Established in 2005 by Kendra Stitt Robins, Project Night Night is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that began with the belief that every child deserves a good night’s sleep. Ms. Robins, a former attorney and mother of one, founded the organization after working through the bedtime trials of her two-year-old son. She realized how critical a good night’s rest is for the healthy development of children and became concerned for the many thousands of children living in shelters who lack the basic bedtime comforts. She began an effort to collect security blankets, books and stuffed animals for these sheltered children to help ease their bedtime anxieties while in a new and unfamiliar place. Her giving spirit has grown into an organization that works with shelters across the country, providing the few, easy, yet important elements that are critical to a child’s restful sleep.

Project Night Night donates over 25,000 “Night Night Packages” each year, free of charge, to homeless children who need those childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled in a new canvas tote bag. By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children they serve.

The organization serves local DFW shelters, such as Dallas Life Foundation, Family Gateway, Genesis Women’s Shelter, and Samaritan Inn.

With your donation of only $20, a Night Night Package is delivered to a homeless child in your honor.
Every child who receives a Night Night Package leaves the shelter owning a book which encourages reading and family bonding, a security blanket which can be cuddled, and a stuffed animal which can become a cherished friend.

Click here for more information and a list of needed items.



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