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Security Health Plan gives to nonprofit that aims to comfort kids

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MARSHFIELD – Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., will invest $1,000 in Sweet Dreamz as part of its Employee-Driven Corporate Giving grant program. Each month Security Health Plan awards a $1,000 grant to a charity or organization that is nominated by a Marshfield Clinic Health System employee.

Sweet Dreamz, a nonprofit based in Spencer, supports children in Wood, Marathon and Clark counties by gathering and distributing a pillowcase packed with pajamas, stuffed animals, books and blankets to children who are displaced from their homes. Future goals are to serve all counties in Wisconsin.

“We aim to wish them sweet dreams with these comfort items,” said Tracie Van De Hei, who is president of Sweet Dreamz and an employee of Marshfield Clinic Health System. “As opioid use continues to rise, the service we provide with Sweet Dreamz is in higher demand than ever. When a child is removed from a home, they are not allowed to take anything with them because it is contaminated. Although we can’t give them everything they need, we can give them hope.”

Sweet Dreamz accepts monetary donations, as well as pillowcases, pajamas, stuffed animals, books and blankets – which can be homemade. To make a donation contact Tracie at sweetdreamzofwi@gmail.com or drop off items at R&R Flooring and Furniture in Spencer, next to Kwik Trip on Highway 13. Monetary donations can be sent to Citizens State Bank of Loyal, by Paypal or Venmo.

Photo courtesy Security Health Plan. Bristol and Brooklyn Van De Hei help assemble care packages for children who are placed in foster care. 

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