Fill a Sweet Dreams Pillowcase At The Cathedral Center’s Emergency Shelter With Kids Impact Community

November 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Event Series Free


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Event Series Event Series: Kids Impact Community Autumn 2023

Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 5:30-6:15 pm at Cathedral Center 845 N Van Buren St, Milwaukee 53202

Fill a Sweet Dreams Pillowcase for youth living temporarily at The Cathedral Center’s emergency shelter. Many homeless families in Milwaukee are transient, living in cars, hotels, or staying with friends or family members. The ongoing stress around housing uncertainty can lead to an increase in mental health problems among children, including anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues.

The Cathedral Center works to provide a safe environment for unaccompanied women and families with children experiencing homelessness. Through an emergency shelter and a flexible housing program, The Cathedral Center provides a space for our community’s most insecure to heal and receive the workforce development and other services they need to set and achieve goals to regain independence.

Invite your kiddos to go shopping or encourage them to ask friends and family to collect the following items to fill their Sweet Dreams pillowcase:

Blanket (crib size or smaller; must be new)
Stuffed Animal (medium size that can still fit in a standard pillowcase; must be new)
Book (age-appropriate children’s book to encourage reading and family bonding)
A note/card
Handmade pillowcases will be provided.

Drop off items and stuff your pillowcase by Nov. 28 at a leader home in Bayside at a time that works for you. The address will be provided following registration.

OR, we have room for 10 individuals to join us at the Cathedral Center for a tour and deliver the Sweet Dream Pillowcases. We’ll read the book, A Place to Stay: A Shelter Story by Erin Gunti, and hear about the Cathedral Center’s mission. (This option will be open until filled.) For more information, Look Here.

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It’s Family Volunteer Time MKE!)


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