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The Sweet Dreams Ministry was formed in 2017 by the SVdP Junior Leaders with a mission to provide new mattresses, bed frames, pillows, sheets, and blankets to children in our community.

Since 2017, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has distributed 123 beds to children in need in Northern Indiana.

 

While it is hard to imagine that there are children that sleep on the floor every night, there are many families living in poverty who simply cannot afford to buy beds for their children.  Instead, these children have no choice but to sleep on the floor, on sofas, or in a crowded bed with several other family members.

Having a quality night’s sleep can contribute to proper childhood development, including academic performance, mental well-being and the likelihood of success later in life.  After all, how can a child who does not have a proper place to sleep at night be expected to wake-up refreshed and ready for school in the morning?

Program Costs

  • Mattress, Box Spring & Frame - $105

  • Comforter Kit (sheets, pillowcase, comforter) - $30

  • Pillow - $5

  • Handmade Security Blanket - $10

Complete Bed - $150

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

520 Crescent Avenue

South Bend, IN 46617

574-234-6000

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