THE STORY OF SWEET SLEEP
Matthew 11:28: Come to me all who are weary
and burdened and I’ll give you rest.
Sweet Sleep exists to demonstrate God’s love and hope in Christ to the world’s orphaned and vulnerable children, improving their quality of life. Founded in 2003, our organization has provided beds to more than 32,000 children and has empowered more than 1000 vulnerable women to nourish, clothe, and educate their young.
We manage to do what we do with the support of a small leadership team and through the championing of caring, committed individuals such as yourself who are deeply invested in our cause and want to improve the outcomes of vulnerable and orphaned children.
Moldova, Uganda, Ethiopia, USA, Haiti, South Africa, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria
ELIMINATING POVERTY RESTORES HUMAN DIGNITY
Over these past 18 years, we’ve been focused on serving the underserved, and have learned so much about the orphan crisis and how to best care for these vulnerable children. We’ve traveled near and far, delivered beds, and helped children feel rested and loved. Now, our purpose is to enable local individuals to care for children in their communities through our cooperative businesses and savings groups called CO•OPs.
Spiritual Rest: Bibles and Discipleship Training
We believe that God’s love is what cultivates true resilience and strength in the face of adversity, so we make it our priority to spread His Word to underserved communities. By turning to the Bible, children feel secure, and the grandmothers, single mothers, and widows who have taken it upon themselves to care for them are comforted and empowered to live a life full of purpose.
TOGETHER, WE CAN SHARE GOD’S
LOVE TO THOSE MOST IN NEED.
Economic Rest: CO•OPs
Sweet Sleep CO•OPs unite single mothers, widows, and caretakers through jointly owned local enterprises. We provide Christ-centered business training and startup capital to develop and nurture these local businesses and savings groups. In doing so, individuals are empowered to generate sustainable income that helps them afford food, clothing, medical care, and school fees for their families. So far, we’ve created more than 90 CO-OPs and financed over 1000 businesses, but this is only the beginning.
A THRIVING COMMUNITY IS BUILT FROM WITHIN, AND YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS.
Physical Rest: Beds
Millions of orphaned and vulnerable children across the globe have no option but to sleep on concrete, packed clay earth, soiled and shredded foam, or broken-down pre-Soviet era beds. Having a comfortable bed to sleep on is essential to their health and wellbeing, as it shelters them from disease, helps them recover from illness, and allows them to feel rested for class, church, and family activities.