A life-changing gift

First and foremost, we’d like to thank each and every one of you that has donated in someone’s name as part of our Give The Gift Christmas campaign.  Your gifts will help create more happy endings to stories like Welsey’s. When we first met her, we saw a small girl with a quiet face and eyes full of burden.  As … Read More

The Perfect Gift

Here we are, just a few shopping days left until Christmas. So how many of you are finished shopping? According to the National Retail Federation, only about 10% of you are. Congratulations if you are in that small, enviable group of Christmas shoppers! For the rest of us, we’re starting to feel the pressure of checking everyone off our lists. … Read More

Gala & Lillian Updates

A video posted by Madelene Metcalf (@madelenemetcalf) on Dec 2, 2015 at 7:46am PST Thank you for helping us make the Sweet Sleep Dream Gala a huge success! It was an honor to spend the evening sharing stories about how something as simple as a bed can so dramatically change the life of a child. Our hope was to take … Read More

I gave a gift and it changed my life

Have you ever received a gift that changed your life? How about – have you ever given a gift that changed your entire existence? Christmas, six years ago, I did… Christmas 2008 I wanted to give something a little different. That year I gave two bunk beds to kids in Uganda. That’s all it took. I remember watching a video about … Read More

Our first full day in country..

Hey folks, this is Dan McBride and it is my turn to update you on our amazing adventure. Those two words (amazing adventure) define my day today. We started out visiting the Voice of Truth Church in Chisinau. This church is rather different from the standard church here in Moldova. This church opens its arms to the non-perfect and non-Christians. … Read More

What A Blessing It Is…

Oh, where to start? I keep looking at my watch to remind myself that today is Friday. I could tell you that two days ago we were visiting a special needs orphanage in Transnistria (a scouting trip for us to see the shape of the beds in this orphanage). Transnistria is a portion of Moldova that still wants to live … Read More

“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

“Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep…” Did you ever pray that little prayer as a child, or hear a child pray it? I have heard that prayer my whole life and it’s never really impacted me…but as I think about it tonight, it becomes very meaningful. Today 25 discarded children received … Read More

Orphans, Beds & Bananas

Buna ziua everyone…that means hello for all of you English speakers! This is Lannette. As I sit here tonight in a room with electricity, plumbing, and a warm, comfortable bed, I can’t help but think about the time in my life that I took all of those things for granted. I didn’t think about what a luxury it was to … Read More

Today we went to the Russian occupied area of Moldova called Transnistria. We were able to visit the orphanage in hopes to build a partnership with Sweet Sleep. As you can see, their current beds are in poor condition from the years of use with many, many kids. Hopefully a Sweet Sleep team will be able to replace all 120 … Read More

Jet lagged and dog bit

Today in a nutshell; we woke up, ate breakfast and drove in a van to an orphanage. We walked around, handed out bananas and candy, and had lunch in the nearby town. Tony and Dan made us laugh. The drive was bumpy but the people in the van were great. I gained a respect for the people of the land … Read More