For the 12th consecutive year, Sleep Experts will host its annual Share the Warmth drive, collecting new and gently used blankets, sheets, comforters and pillows. Sleep Experts will continue its partnership with Girl Scouts for the fifth year in a row, receiving a helping hand from thousands of Girl Scouts representing the Northeast Texas (Dallas) and Texas Oklahoma Plains (Fort Worth) councils. The community also is invited to participate by collecting and dropping off the items at any of the 40 Sleep Experts stores in Dallas. This year’s drive will benefit Dallas CASA. The drive will be held from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30.
With the help of the Girl Scouts and our local communities, we have collected over 25,000 items in the drive’s first eleven years, and we hope to bring security to more children this year and have our most successful Share the Warmth drive yet. The local Girl Scouts participate by collecting blankets and other comfort items in their own communities, learning about the importance of helping others. At the end of the drive, each Girl Scout will earn a special Share the Warmth community service patch.
The items collected in Dallas during the drive will be delivered in early December to Dallas CASA to help comfort children. Dallas CASA is committed to grow to serve all children who are in protective care under the supervision of Dallas County juvenile and family courts. Their goal is to help protect a child victim of abuse and neglect from further harm today, while hoping that the adult the child becomes tomorrow will benefit from the odds of a better future and the opportunity to break the cycle of abuse.
So how can you help? Clean out your closet and donate a blanket today. It's a simple way to help a child in need.