Ways to Give

Ways to Give to Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True

for children with life-threatening illnesses

Ways To Give

Fundraise

Dreams Come True is thankful for the many individuals and groups that partner with us each year. If your company or organization is interested in hosting a fundraiser to benefit Dreams Come True, please consider one of the options below.

Third-Party Events – Would you like to help Dreams Come True, but don’t know where to start? Consider hosting a third-party event. These quick “fun”-raisers are always welcome and often generate enough donations to help sponsor a child’s dream. If you need some creative ideas, check out this list of past events:

  • Charity Bike Ride
  • Spring Fling Carnival
  • Poker Run
  • Fashion Show
  • Art Auction

You can even host smaller events, such as a car wash or bake sale, to help us make a child’s dream come true. Every penny counts!

For more information on hosting a third-party fundraiser or other ways to give, please contact our Senior Manager of Programs and Community Relations, Andrea Siracusa.

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Volunteer

Dreams Come True is always in need of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers. Without them, we simply could not participate in the many area events and fundraisers that benefit our organization. If you are at least 14 years of age and interested in helping at any of our annual or third-party events, we invite you to download our Volunteer Application.

Some of our fun volunteer activities include:

Celebration of Life Parties – Help decorate, bring refreshments, serve treats and clean up after the party.

Shopping Sprees – Assist our Dream Managers during this special outing for a child.

Holidays – Deliver food and gifts to our Dream Families during Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Toy Closet/Playroom – Organize and distribute toys to Dreamers in these special rooms located inside Dreams Come True headquarters.

Special Events – Throughout the year, we receive requests from area groups and businesses that want to help our organization by hosting a special event. When these opportunities arise, we send out an email requesting volunteer help. You may also find upcoming opportunities on our event page.

If you have a company, group or school that is interested in providing support for a large event or would like to get involved in one of our programs, please email our Community Relations Manager, Andrea Siracusa, or call 904-296-3030.

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Sponsor

Dreams Come True is seeking business and media partners to sponsor our annual events, such as the KB Home Sam Kouvaris Dreams Come True Golf Tournament and our 5K run/walk. Both in-kind and cash sponsorships are encouraged and welcomed.
Please consider partnering with us to help make a child’s dream come true, and to give families memories that will sustain them through their toughest challenges and darkest days. Your support is critical to our programs and we simply cannot do it without you.

Thank you to all our current and past sponsors. Your generosity has helped brighten so many young lives and given hope to families across the First Coast.

If you would like more information about Dreams Come True sponsorship opportunities and levels of commitment, please email our Development Director, Lynn Betros.

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Donate

Dreams Come True relies on the support of individuals, groups, companies and schools to help us fulfill the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses. Donations, big or small, are appreciated and welcome.

Planned & Annual Giving

Your legacy can live on through the dreams of children.

With your help, every ill child in our community will continue to experience the hope and joy of a dream come true. By including Dreams Come True in your estate planning or will, your philanthropy can make an impact and sustain our mission for many years to come
With the advice and direction of your professional advisors and the Dreams Come True staff, you may establish the type of gift that provides the greatest benefit to you, your family, and ultimately, Dreams Come True.

The Thomas R. McGehee Society

Named for the founder of Dreams Come True, The Thomas R. McGehee Society is composed of individuals who believe it is imperative that future generations of children battling life-threatening illnesses will continue achieving their dreams.

Through their generosity, The Thomas R. McGehee Society members are the foundation upon which Dreams Come True builds for both today and tomorrow. Membership in The Thomas R. McGehee Society is obtained by providing a planned gift to Dreams Come True.

Additional Ways to Give

Gifts – Contributions in the form of money or merchandise, such as gift cards, are always welcome.

Please donate online or send checks/merchandise to:

Dreams Come True
6803 Southpoint Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Payroll Deductions – Please designate Dreams Come True as the recipient of your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) contribution. We are listed in the CFC brochure under agency code #65453. You may also designate Dreams Come True as a recipient when you give to the United Way.

If you would like more information about Dreams Come True sponsorship opportunities and levels of commitment, please email our Development Director, Lynn Betros.

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