Dreams in the Works

Skiing at Boston Mills

‘Ronda‘ Age: 18 

Dream: To go skiing at Boston Mills. Skiing at Boston Mills will be part of this child’s dream package. 

Story: ‘Ronda’ is a hardworking, caring, selfless, motivator for others.  ‘Ronda’ has endured the hardships of abuse, homelessness, loss of loved ones and incarcerated parent.

Impact: This would impact ‘Ronda‘ by “doing something I’ve never been able to do.”

Code: BR66-696

Drive a Go Kart

‘Ronnie‘ Age: 11

Dream: To drive a go kart. Go kart experience will be part of this child’s dream package. 

Story: ‘Ronnie’ is kind, caring, smart, helpful and insightful.  ‘Ronnie’ has endured the hardship of abuse and homelessness.

Impact: This would impact ‘Ronnie’ by “giving me the confidence to focus on positive things instead of negative.”

Code: NS65-695

Go to Haunted House

‘Sally‘ Age: 8 

Dream: To go to a haunted house. A haunted house experience will be part of this child’s dream package. 

Story: ‘Sally’ is very intelligent, sweet and giving.  ‘Sally’ has endured the hardship of the loss of a close loved one.

Impact: This would impact ‘Sally’ by making her happy.

Code: HT67-697

Aurora Schools Inclusive Playground

Community Partner Dream 

Dream: Their dream is to give ALL students the chance to play and interact with their peers during recess. It is absolutely heartbreaking to see students that cannot access the playground equipment.

Story: Aurora schools have an ever-increasing diverse student population, including more wheelchair-bound students. Currently, the playground at Leighton Elementary School is not accessible to ALL students due to the inability to maneuver wheelchairs through the mulch. Replacing the mulch surface is very costly and not within their budget. On sunny hot days, some students must forgo recess outside, due to the lack of available shaded areas.

Aurora Schools Special Education team is looking to modify the existing playground at Leighton Elementary School. Their primary goal is to purchase and install two fully inclusive play structures to include: 2 pieces of equipment, an adaptive picnic table, and an oversized shade structure.

Impact: This would impact the entire community and give all children the ability to interact. 

Code: ASIP44-673