SKOWHEGAN — To kick off the second annual Sweet Dreams Project, pajamas and a book were provided for children in the Regional School Unit 54 community.

Through financial donations as well as donations of pajamas and books, the group provided the gifts for many children in the community. So far, 75 gifts have been delivered to the Clothes Closet at the Centenary United Methodist Church on the Dr. Mann Road in Skowhegan, with 40 gifts to be distributed to students at the Skowhegan Area Middle School before Christmas.

Clothes Closet hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and 6-7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Families are encouraged to visit the closet and choose a free gift for their children.

This project grew from the platform of the 2015 Somerset County Teacher of the Year, which was poverty and literacy in Maine schools. Last year the group donated more than 114 gift sets. This year organizers hope to exceed that goal.

Those interested in participating can drop off donations at the Skowhegan Area Middle School during school hours. Checks can not be accepted as this time.

for more information, call Deb Tanner, director of the Sweet Dreams Project, at 474-3339, ext. 2215.