Our children’s dreams are as diverse as their diagnoses. Whether it is hugging a beloved celebrity, surfing beaches in picturesque islands, swimming with the dolphins, shopping at favorite stores, sailing the high seas aboard cruise ships or meeting sports heroes, each child’s dream is extraordinarily special. Since 1984, Dreams Come True has fulfilled the dreams of more than 3,000 children battling life-threatening illnesses in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia…More Info
The brave children battling life-threatening illnesses can only receive one dream. The reality of their serious conditions is that when the dream is fulfilled, the illness and the struggles do not end. For that reason, Dreams Come True developed Special Times. Special Times provides the dream child and his or her family a time to momentarily forget the realities of life-threatening illnesses…More Info
KIDS HELPING KIDS
The Dreams Come True Kids Helping Kids program has made many dreams come true! This signature program of Dreams Come True brings together students and young people with dream recipients. Kids Helping Kids includes schools, clubs, youth groups, and civic, religious and service organizations…More Info
The Dreams Come True Horizon Board, which is our young professionals group, was established to educate young professionals about Dreams Come True in the hopes that as they establish themselves in their careers and lives, they will become active participants in the organization, both through their time and treasures. The Horizon Board sponsors projects for local dreamers such as our annual Dream Family Holiday Adoption, Thanksgiving baskets, and Special Times (which ranges from gift cards for dream families, special outings, game tickets and much more). Horizon Board members also assist with the set-up and clean-up of dream parties, volunteer at special events, help with additional holiday activities, etc…More Info
We would love to share the magic of a “dream come true!” A member of our Speakers Bureau would welcome the opportunity to share information about:
- Volunteer opportunities
- Dreams Come True’s history
- Sponsorship of dreams
- Dream stories
- Ways to get involved with Dreams Come True
Speakers Bureau members are available for breakfast, lunch or evening meetings and even weekend engagements! Please call the Dreams Come True office to schedule a speaker for your business or organization. If possible, a minimum of two weeks notice is preferred for scheduling engagements.
HOLIDAY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Companies and individuals participate in this wonderful program where they are matched with a dream family to provide the dreamer and their siblings with some of the gifts they may need or want during the holiday season. The first step of this program is to collect the dreamers’ and siblings’ wish lists and then distribute those to the company or individual who would like to sponsor a dream family. This opportunity is solely for the dream child and immediate brothers and sisters. It is at the discretion of the company or individual sponsoring a dreamer should they wish to purchase a gift for the parents.
The wish lists usually include clothing, movies/DVDs, CDs, shoes, toys, games, art supplies, stuffed animals of the child’s favorite character, etc. The dream families are informed that the child may not get everything on his or her list. The list simply is a guideline. Generally, the gifts are delivered to the Dreams Come True office by the company or individual sponsor, and pick-up is arranged with the dream family upon delivery. This program concludes mid-December.