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Posted on: November 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Skowhegan Family - Owned Businesses partner to Benefit Sweet Dreams Project

SKOWHEGAN, ME — NOVEMBER 20, 2020 — The holiday season is here and with it comes excitement for the first snowfall, time with family, giving and receiving gifts, and delicious food. However, it’s also a wonderful time of year to show your appreciation by giving back to your local community. With this sentiment in mind, Gifford’s Ice Cream has teamed up with Hight Dealerships and Animal Medical Clinic to benefit a local charity called the Sweet Dreams Project. For the fifth year in a row, this charitable giving campaign will focus on providing children in-need with a new book, PJs, and toys to open during the holidays. Gifford’s, Hight, and Animal Medical Clinic are working together to spread the word about Sweet Dreams and helping to collect donations through December 6, 2020. Donations can be dropped off at:

  • Hight Chevrolet located at 29 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
  • Hight Ford located at 242 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
  • Federated Church located at 13 Island Ave, Skowhegan, ME. Please note that children’s caregivers can sign up for gift bags by calling the Skowhegan Federated Church at 207-474-2776.

The goal? Bring warmth to the community and give kids a holiday memory they’ll look back on fondly.

 Sweet Dreams Hits Half a Decade Milestone for Giving Back to Skowhegan Kids

Since 2016, the Sweet Dreams Project has given gifts to children in Skowhegan during the holiday season with the hopes of lifting their spirits and bringing families together. In its first year, the project donated 114 sets of PJs and books to local community members. In 2019, the program donated over 400 gift sets. This year, they’re doing all they can to make an even larger donation.

 Deb Tanner, Skowhegan Area Middle School Teacher and founder of the Sweet Dreams Project, is a dedicated public servant who was named Somerset County Teacher of the Year in 2015. Since then, Tanner has dedicated thousands of hours to do more and give more to the kids she teaches. Running on the generosity of local partners and contributors from across the country – including many out of state donors reaching from New Hampshire to as far as Florida – Tanner’s vision for the program grows annually

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