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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.

Through the Kids Helping Kids program, students and young people raise money to sponsor the dream of a child who is battling a life-threatening illness.  Fundraising projects can include car washes, bake sales, dances, talent shows, coin collections and many more activities.  100% of the funds raised by Kids Helping Kids go directly to dream fulfillment.

The Kids Helping Kids group then hosts a Celebration of Life dream party.  This is an incredible opportunity for the students to meet and spend time with their sponsored dream child.  The result:  students experience the magnificent satisfaction that comes from doing for others; and the dream child meets some very caring “strangers” who made his or her dream come true. Following the party, the Kids Helping Kids group and dream child are no longer strangers…they have formed friendships unlike any other!

VIDEO OF ASHLYNN’S DREAM PARTY IN 2014

2015 – 2016 Kids Helping Kids Schools:

Bartram Trail High School                                             Keiser University
The Bolles School – 5th Grade                                     Martin J. Gottlieb Day School
The Bolles School – High School                                 Pacetti Bay Middle School
Cedar Hills Baptist Christian School                             Palmer Catholic Academy
Creekside High School                                                 Patriot Oaks Academy
Cunningham Creek Elementary School                       San Jose Episcopal Day School
Duncan U. Fletcher High School                                  Stanton College Preparatory Middle School
Duval County Public School “Tip Off Classic”               Switzerland Point Middle School
Gamble Rogers Middle School                                      UF Panhellenic Council
John A. Crookshank Elementary School                       UNF Department of Housing and Residence

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Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record (6/22/16): Students Raise $38,000 for Dreams Come True children

Schools, youth groups or clubs interested in participating in the Kids Helping Kids program, or would like additional information, can contact:

Kate Wirz
Development Coordinator
(904) 296-3030
Kate@dreamscometrue.org

 

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