Helping Kids Sleep Better at Night with By The Hand
October 21, 2020
53 Chicago kids will be sleeping more soundly tonight. We had the pleasure of delivering comfort packs to By The Hand for the first time in October 2020.
Yolanda from By the Hand couldn’t have been more gracious. We filled up the club van together so that she could drop comfort packs at each of the clubs, all located in Chicago’s most dangerous and under-resourced neighborhoods. Each club provides an after-school program and they are instrumental in the success of these children. Only 27% of kindergartners and first-graders who enter By The Hand are reading at or above grade level. At the end of their first year at By The Hand, that stat increases to 85%!
We’re so honored to be a part of their equation for success by helping kids get the sleep they need. And, we’re hoping they also feel the hugs we’re sending them each time they wrap themselves in their new comforter and sheets.
We’ll be providing By The Hand 50 comfort packs (10 for each of their 5 clubs) every 3 months going forward. Help us spread more warmth to them by making a tax-deductible donation here.