Sleep Train Foster Kids, through its Ticket to Dream Foundation™, a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, was created in 2008 to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of foster children in need. Through our program, we provide both in-kind and monetary contributions to non-profit organizations throughout California. Our purpose is to support worthy charitable causes and non-profits, with particular emphasis on charities related to foster children.
Over 60,000 children in California find themselves living in foster care at any given time, many of whom have entered care with few or no possessions.
While foster parents are provided a stipend to cover basic needs, it is often not enough to cover all necessities. California’s current foster care rates would need to increase by an average of 46 percent to meet the growing cost of raising a child today. Additionally, foster parents can be grandparents or extended family members who also may need a little extra support. That’s where the Sleep Train Foster Kids program comes in — to help fill the gap.
The Sleep Train Foster Kids program has worked diligently with foster care partners to make certain we continually work to improve the lives of local foster children and provide properly fitting clothing, shoes, pajamas and holiday gifts for thousands of foster children in need through five collection drives. For children who have lost their family and are separated from their siblings, these small donations can mean the world, helping to boost their self-esteem and allowing them to fit in with their peers.
Sleep Train believes not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child!
Every day, people in our communities are doing their part to help foster kids beat the odds. There are many ways to get involved, and you can make a difference, too!
Visit our Ways to Help page for resources and information about how you can host a collection drive in your community, donate online through our safe and secure site, spread the word to friends and family, and even start your own Personal Campaign on behalf of foster kids!
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