One of the most important aspects to student achievement and well-being is sleep. Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development. Poor or inadequate sleep can lead to mood swings, behavior problems, such as hyperactivity and cognitive problems. Children who sleep well function better in all areas of their lives. Children who feel valued invest themselves in their goals. Children who know someone cares about them will care about others.
How does it work?
After identifying qualifying families, we meet with each child to determine their hobbies, interests, and favorite colors. We then go shopping to cater to each child's specific wishes. Their rooms are cleaned, painted, and set up while the children are at school, or away from home. When they return, their room is revealed with a brand new bed, dresser, desk, window treatments, pictures, and pillows personalized to their interests.
Please take a moment to think about the comfort you find in your own bedroom, your own personal space. Think about the memories you have of being tucked into bed, jumping on the bed, making your bed and sleeping comfortably. Then consider some children's reality of pulling out old frayed blankets and snuggling up next to their siblings on the floor, in order to squeeze in a few hours of sleep.
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Rainbow Dreams is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing a service to children and families in need of an appropriate & comfortable living environment throughout Livingston County, Michigan.