GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - It started with a dream to give something back to children with cancer. Today, Sweet Dreams for Kids and LittleMissMatched celebrated giving away more than 2,000 pairs of pajamas to five area hospitals.
Wendy Berezovsky, founder of Sweet Dreams for Kids and Sarah Rysavy, Store Manager, LittleMissMatched at Mall of America joined KARE 11 News @4 to talk about the large donation.
According to Berezovsky, the pajamas usually come from schools, businesses, various groups and even just kids having birthday parties and asking for new pajamas instead of presents.
The association with the LittleMissMatched store happened when Berezovsky saw the bright pajamas at the MOA.
"Right away, I thought how perfect these would be for the kids in the hospital," said Berezovsky.
Ultimately, the LittleMissMatched group was able to donate more than 2,000 pairs of pajamas worth more than $45,000. It's the largest donation that Sweet Dreams for Kids has ever collected.
Local organizations benefitting from the donation include:
• Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota
• Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park
• Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest
• Shriners Hospitals for Children in the Twin Cities
• University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
If you'd like to make a donation, head to: Sweet Dreams for Kids.
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