“It was a life changing experience and make me realize I am not alone in the world.” Olivia, a now 21-year-old dreamer alumni shared. Olivia received her dream experience in 2017 at the age of 16. At that time, Olivia had already endured neglect, sexual violence and the traumatic loss of two close loved ones.
We recently sat down with Olivia as part of the Believe in Dreams (BID) longitudinal study where she shared that he BID experience helped her find self-worth and not follow her peers into risk taking behaviors. Olivia’s dream packaged included a day shadowing a train conductor and she recalls it as “the best day of my life.” Today, over 5 years later, her dream is still to be a train conductor and she continues to work towards this goal.
When you give today, you are ensuring that resilient youth in our community, like Olivia, will be believed in and empowered to fulfill their dreams for a brighter future.
Providing a dream experience package costs, on average, $3,000 per child, when accounting for full program costs. You can help us reach 1000 dreams by 2028 by becoming a BID Booster for just $50 annually.
Do you want to help support a specific child’s dream? Check out our current ‘Dreams in the works’ link below and donate directly towards a child’s dream of your choice.
Are you a decision maker at a local business or org. that can provide items, tickets, services, or a shadowing experience? Complete the in-kind form below and we will reach out to you when we have a match.
Do you want to help with general program costs? Please donate directly through the link below.
Sponsor: Are you interested in sponsoring an event or can you donate a unique, in-kind item for our auction? View our upcoming events through the link below for detailed sponsorship and auction donation opportunities or contact our Director of Marketing & Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer to Peer Fundraising: Are you interested in hosting a birthday party, school, community, or corporate fundraising event to support Believe in Dreams? We have all of the tools for you. Get started by signing up here as a peer to peer fundraiser.
For more information and ideas please contact our Director of Marketing & Development at email@example.com
Help us make dreams come true! Volunteering with Believe in Dreams means giving your time and talents to ensure youth in our community have access to opportunities that will help them learn new things, have life changing experiences, and achieve goals they thought possible only in their dreams. Sign Up Now!
Dream Granter: Provide items, ticket, services or shadowing opportunities for a specific dream experience.
Event Committee Volunteer: Share your time and talent by joining a fundraising event committee (sell sponsorships, solicit for auction items and /or event participants) or assist with general fundraising activities.
Event Day Volunteer: Assist, in person, at one or more of our events to help ensure everything runs smoothly and is enjoyable for all attendees.
Young Professional Committee: Primary role is to raise awareness, funds and recruit for future leaders among the 25-40 age group