Bestow Hope for the Holidays
While children in your lives might dream of trips to Disney, electronics and more for the holidays, dreamers nominated to Believe in Dreams dream of a life with less pain, disappointment and isolation. Research has found the children who suffer adverse childhood experiences have a substantial higher risk of long-term negative impacts on their physical and mental health, unless they build resiliency. Dreamer nominations are growing by an average of 30%.
When you give today you are ensuring that resilient youth in our community will be seen, believed in and empowered to fulfill dreams for a brighter future.
Dreams for Better Sleep
Believe in Dreams has seen an increase in dreamers requesting their own bed and items for a space to call their own. Socioeconomically disadvantaged children often have to share a small bed with parents or siblings, sleep in a sleeping bag or on the floor. Dreamers like Justine, 12, living with her grandmother after experiencing neglect, dreams of having a bed and room that she can call her own and grow into as a teenager. Not having your own bed often leads to a poor night sleep that will affect a child’s academic performance and adversely affect behavior for several years. When kids have their own bed, they get better quality and longer sleep which improves emotional health and increases their ability to stay engaged in school.
Now is the time you can support Dreams for Better Sleep. Together we will ensure each child that dreams of quality sleep has the essentials they need!
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It has been exciting to watch Believe in Dreams execute on their vision of providing dreams for many young people but at the same time show these young people that they matter and their future can be bright.John Mastrantoni,President IMCD US - Founding Member
I really do appreciate what you’ve done for me. I would’ve never thought that I would’ve been in a lawyer’s position. I admire what you do as a woman because we always get put down. You’re making young women like me believe in my abilities way more than what I did before.JP to Dream Granter - Dreamer
Not only is BID an amazing organization that gives amazing opportunities to deserving kids, but the organizers are incredibly passionate, honest, and dedicated to this cause.LH - Dream Granter & Volunteer
My organizations and I have worked with Believe in Dreams and have been inspired by stories of how John, Eddie, and the entire team are impacting lives in Northeastern Ohio. We are extremely excited to be co-sponsors of the 2018 5k race and look forward to partnering with Believe in Dreams to help make people’s lives betterChris Quinn,CEO InterDesign - Corporate Partner
When Girls With Sole and Believe in Dreams teams up, truly magical things happen! Many thanks to Believe in Dreams for making one of our GWS participant's wishes come true. I'm not only amazed, inspired, and grateful....I'm truly moved.Liz Ferro, GWS Founder - Nominator
This organization is wonderful and has already granted three wishes for some of my students. Great people! We are forever grateful for their big hearts.Michelle Gerbrick, Principal, Crestwood Intermediate School - Nominator
This is a very great program for children who are less fortunate than others. I really love how you have so much care for young adults who work hard daily. I just want to thank you guys so much for making my dream come true. I would also like to tell my story to other children just like me who always have doubts about something being done. Once again, I thank you for changing my life forever and I will never forget you all. Thank you!MM - Dreamer
We LOVE YOU GUYS! THIS IS THE BEST GIFT YOU COULD HAVE GIVEN! We needed this, J and I!MD - Parent of Dreamer
Words cannot express our gratitude for the overwhelming, generous kindness you showed our family this Christmas season. For the first time, since the tragic death of their mom, my grandchildren were happy, laughing and having fun. This made our Christmas complete. Again thank you!SM - Grandmother of Dreamer