I became aware of Jumbled Dreams through our mutual affiliation with Dierks Bentley and the release of his album “The Mountain”. Sydney and Jennifer were featured in Dierks’ music video for Woman, Amen for their work in the community. I’m always looking for ways for my family and me to be involved in the community and getting to know Sydnee and Jennifer gave our family another opportunity to support those in need.
I first heard of Jumbled Dreams when Sydnee and Jennifer starred in Dierks Bentley’s video for Woman Amen. I was struck by Sydnee’s passion and compassion. Their nonprofit organization immediately spoke to my heart and soul. Because of the work that Sydnee is doing, I now see the person standing on the street corner or sleeping in the park. I know that he or she was once somebody’s daughter or son and that by supporting Jumbled Dreams I can help make this person’s life just a little bit better.
The WE day opportunity provided us with an introduction! Your spirit and huge heart made us friends. Sydnee your desire to help others and to put your mission into action through Jumbled Dreams is such an accomplishment. I am fascinated by the basic need that Jumbled Dreams fulfills – the human need.
The founder of Jumbled Dreams has a heart of gold, cares deeply, and she is wise beyond her years. She has taught me a lot about the homeless population and the importance of spreading love not hate. Everyone has a story and the smallest things such as mouthwash could make a difference. It’s not very often you come across truly selfless adults let alone teenagers so that is the reason I have chosen to support Sydnee and Jumbled Dreams!
Sydnee has such an exuberance for life and helping others that it is hard not to join in. She has taught me so much about the plight of the homeless and about the importance of giving back and being part of a movement for good. It is rare to find such understanding and compassion for other human beings at such a young age or any age for that matter! Being a supporter of Jumbled Dreams has made MY life better!
Mary Lou Greene
I would have never known about Sydnee and mom Jennifer and their inspiring without Dierks Bentley. Dierks featured the mother-daughter duo in his “Woman, Amen” music video and I was truly inspired! When I saw how they helped others despite their own struggles, I wanted to help, too. Thank you, Jennifer & Sydnee, for your compassion and determination to make a difference. Truly extraordinary human beings!
We found Jumbled Dreams through a recommendation on Facebook. We knew right away we wanted our items to go here. It’s very hands-on, Sydnee and her mom Jennifer do the majority of the work. They spend their time with those in need – getting to know them, making them food, and all-around making them feel good.
Aspen & Laura
Jumbled Dreams Changing Lives is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting individuals to service opportunities while providing education, support and guidance on the needs of others. Their needs are as jumbled as the dreams of the people who have those dreams. Jumbled Dreams Changing Lives also engages and teaches youth, teens and families on how the kindness of one can greatly impact the lives of others and is committed to inspiring future generations to make a difference. This can be accomplished through working with different groups and organizations to help them understand how easy it can be to give back and make a difference.
While we work to help everyone with their dreams, Jumbled Dreams mission is to work primarily with those experiencing homelessness, hunger, bullying, childhood illness, and cancer. Everyone is broken at times and that’s okay because it’s through those cracks that we can see the goodness; through that goodness, we can make a dream come true and change a life.
It is because of these jumbled dreams that this organization is reaching out to individuals, groups and organizations to urge they set goals to help others. Young people must be educated as to how they can change lives in the hope that they will continue those efforts throughout their life. But many adults must also be encouraged in this process. Each individual is encouraged to donate a minimum of $3 to $5 a month or more, if able, to a person in need, or to an organization of their choice, or to an organization selected by Jumbled Dreams. One never knows how a small gift can make a big change in the life of the person helped
Through social media, our website and by word of mouth, we encourage others to join us at events, donate to multiple causes, and post facts and information about the realities of the world. Through these experiences, people are able to see their help is needed and a simple act can change a life.
We work to help those experiencing homelessness by providing toiletry packs, winter kits, gently used clothing and shoes; to help those experiencing hunger by providing fuel packs and meals; to help those experiencing childhood illness with fundraising donations to help find a cure, books for the children to read, donations to help pay for the medical bills, and fun activities to help the children remember they are still a child; to help those experiencing bullying by talking with different groups and individuals about bullying and how to overcome it and how to be a friend; and to help those experiencing cancer by donating funds to support the mission for a cure while also supporting those who are experiencing the dreadful disease.
There are times in everyone’s life when we are down and broken and that’s okay because it’s through the cracks that we can see the opportunities to make a positive difference and promote respect. We seek to find the goodness in others and through that goodness make jumbled dreams come true while changing lives. People are encouraged to write on our blog how they are working to help others.
How did Jumbled Dreams come to be?
Sydnee has been limited on what she was allowed to do since she is so young. Most charities make you wait until you are 13 or 14 before you can start volunteering and even then you must have an adult with you!
“I can’t just sit here and watch our world suffer because I am being limited by my age. I know there are others out there who are wanting to help too, but are being limited because of their age, job, race, religion, or anything that is different about them.”
All her life, Sydnee has been wanting to do something different and to get others to realize that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you need, there is someone to help you, as well as someone you can help. That is the chain of jumbled dreams.
Jumbled Dreams is here to bring out the good in others and to show that together we can make a difference in this world!
How life experiences inspired a teenager to found Jumbled Dreams and to encourage others to get involved.
In 2017, Sydnee was 13 years old when she founded Jumbled Dreams. Sydnee used to live in a town that was classified as disadvantaged by the Census Bureau. Her family was all employed, but a lot of families in the area lost their jobs when the coal mines closed down. This left a number of Sydnee’s friends without adequate food or clothing. Seeing that, Sydnee knew that she wanted to do something to help. “Being there in my hometown and seeing my own friends not have what they needed broke my heart. I knew right then that my goal in life was to help others in any way I can. I will do whatever it takes to make a difference in this world!” Read More