Sweet Sleep, Inc.
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PO Box 1546
Brentwood, TN 37024
Organization Details

Programs

Budget
$80,000.00
Description
Sweet Sleep's Economic Development program is providing sustainability through our new cooperative businesses. CO-OPs are groups of 10 to 15 widows, single mothers, and caretakers who receive business training and startup capital to form a market-based group business. Each CO-OP is also provided a Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) that allows members of the group to borrow money to start smaller-scale individual businesses. CO-OPs provide immediate sustainability to the individual, and long-term sustainability to the group. Three years since its inception, Sweet Sleep has launched 50 CO-OPs in Uganda, reaching approximately 600 households, and meeting the needs of more than 2000 children; needs such as school fees, meals twice a day, shoes, and clothes. And for the men and women involved, dignity has been restored.
Program Areas Served
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Budget
$157,500.00
Description
Orphaned and abandoned and children in third-world countries suffer from lack of sufficient or healthy places to sleep at night. Sweet Sleep works with indigenous staff, churches, and NGOs to provide beds and bedding to the most vulnerable children -- specifically those who are HIV+, those who have special needs and disabilities, and refugees. Throughout the year Sweet Sleep coordinates teams to travel to orphanages to build beds and work with the children we serve. Domestically, Sweet Sleep works with the Department of Children's Services of TN to provide beds to children who are at risk of being placed in foster care. Additionally, through a partnership with United Way, Catholic Charities and Safe Haven shelter, Sweet Sleep will provide beds to 100 children in Nashville who are coming out of homelessness in 2019. In 15 years, Sweet Sleep has provided over 31,000 beds to children in eight countries, including over 4,000 beds in Tennessee and Oklahoma.
Program Areas Served
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