Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc. named Michigan's $20,000 winner in Tom's of Maine '50 States for Good' campaign
Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc., is one of 52 winners to share more than $1,000,000 from Tom's of Maine
Louise Derry! A tried and true Sweet Dreamzzz supporter who believes in the cause and the mission of Sweet Dreamzzz from the bottom of her heart and continues to support the organization in its endeavors to serve as many at-risk children and families with sleep education as possible.
"I was absolutely thrilled to learn that my #OneWayToHelp tweet was selected, and that Tom's of Maine will be giving Sweet Dreamzzz $20,000!” Derry said. “I know that a gift of this size will have a huge impact on Sweet Dreamzzz's ability to deliver its unique programs, and as a result, thousands of disadvantaged children throughout Michigan will finally be able to get a good night's sleep."
Funding from Tom’s of Maine will help purchase curriculum and training materials, presentation materials, take-home tools and bedtime essentials for participating schools and families. These funds will also support website and packaging updates to expand program outreach in the most effective and efficient manner.
Sweet Dreamzzz Executive Director, Nancy Maxwell, is thrilled the organization has been chosen as Michigan’s winner for the second year in a row.
“We greatly appreciate the support from Tom’s of Maine,” Maxwell said. “This award has huge impact on Sweet Dreamzzz and allows us to help the children we serve meet the most basic of needs: a good night’s sleep. If we can educate children and their families at an early stage of development, children are more likely to have a healthy sleep routine through grade school and beyond.”
Susan Dewhirst, Goodness Programs Manager at Tom's of Maine, explains why the company finds their “50 States for Good” campaign to be of the upmost importance.
“This year’s nonprofit recipients bring to life an inspiring picture of the care that Americans have for each other and their communities,”
Tom’s of Maine has given 10% of profits back to the community since 1970 and encourages employees to use 5% (12 days) of paid time off to volunteer every year. For more information, visit www.tomsofmaine.com.
About Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Sweet Dreamzzz™, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to improving children’s health, well-being and academic performance by providing sleep education and bedtime essentials to economically disadvantaged students and their families. Based in Farmington Hills, Mich., Sweet Dreamzzz educates children and families about the benefits of healthy sleep habits and establishing a healthy bedtime routine using its Early Childhood Sleep Education Program™, the Parent Sleep Education Workshop™ and the R.E.M. (Rest. Educate. Motivate.) Sleep Program. Since its founding, Sweet Dreamzzz has served more than 45,000 children and families. For more information on how you can help by volunteering or organizing collections for Sweet Dreamzzz, or to find out about getting one of the sleep programs at your school, call the office at 248-478-3242 or visit www.SweetDreamzzz.org.
About Tom's of Maine
Tom’s of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care carrying high quality toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, antiperspirant, deodorant, bar soap, lip balm and baby shampoo and lotion products. Our Stewardship Model guides every decision we make ensuring that our ingredients, processing, and packaging meet our rigorous standards for being natural, sustainable, and responsible. For over 45 years, Tom’s of Maine has invested in hundreds of nonprofit efforts by giving 10% of its profits back to organizations that support people and the planet and by encouraging employees to use 5% (12 days) of paid time to volunteer. Tom’s of Maine employees regularly contribute suggestions for improving the company's high sustainability standards. And their ideas, from wind power to ways to improve recycled and recyclable packaging options, are critical to the company's sensitive way of doing business. Most Tom's of Maine products are vegan, kosher and halal certified and gluten-free. All packaging is recyclable through a partnership with upcycling leader TerraCycle or participating municipalities. Tom's of Maine values partnering with its consumers, suppliers and community organizations to support lasting, positive change that is good for people and the planet. To learn more visit us online at http://www.tomsofmaine.com/