Cleveland.com feature 8.12.21

WKYC Channel 3 We The People with Leon Bibb 5.28.21

WEWS Channel 5 A Better Land with Danita Harris 2.17.21

WKYC Channel 3 news story with the Kindland Initiative 12.23.20

Spectrum News 1 12.10.20

Cleveland Business Live 5.27.20

WKYC Channel 3 Road to a Better Community commercial

WKYC Channel 3 News – Saturday, December 19, 2021, “Kindland Team provides Christmas gifts to deserving family in Cleveland

WOIO Channel 19 News – Saturday, February 2, 2020, Believe in Dreams Gala & Auction

iHeart Media – Cleveland Cares (WTAM, WGAR, The Lake, WMMS, Majic 105, Kiss FM, Alt 99.1, and Real 106.1

WTAM 1100AM Cleveland’s News Radio 1.8.19

WMJI 105.7FM Morning Show with Nolan, Malone, Kullik & Tracey 12.28.18

Silver Lining Moments Podcast: A SLM Conversation with Eddie Cheyfitz & Katie Eichenauer of Believe in Dreams 12.1.18

WKYC Channel 3 We The People Show 12.29.17

WKYC Channel 3 Live on Lakeside 3.8.16

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Believe in Dreams3 hours ago
Happy birthday to Lydia Singerman on our young professionals committee! šŸ„³ Thank you for your support and all that you do for Believe in Dreams. šŸ’œ
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Believe in Dreams2 days ago
Forgot to register for the Running Wild 5k and 1 mile walk? It's ok! Registration opens at 7:30 tomorrow morning at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the Running Wild 5k and 1 mile walk! Stay up to date, and watch our story tomorrow during the race. See you there!
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Believe in Dreams3 days ago
Shout out to our own Dream Fulfillment Supervisor, Kristen Sklodowski and David Sklodowski for designing, building and painting a Believe in Dreams Cornhole set for our dreamer alumni event!

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Believe in Dreams4 days ago
Today is the last day to register online for our Running Wild 5k and 1 mile walk! Join us this Sunday, September 19 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Register using this link: https://www.classy.org/event/running-wild-5k-race-and-1-mile-walk-in-memory-of-stacy-dijulius/e320999
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1 year ago
Our Believe in Dreams family is honored to be sponsored by such a generous group of supporters. We would like to thank them for their continued support! Check out how you can become a Dream Granter by participating or sponsoring in our upcoming event!

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1 year ago
Can you help with back to school supplies? Contactless drop off this Sunday. https://t.co/drLHQW0m6V https://t.co/wrAvbmTBJn BIDforKids photo
1 year ago
Believe in Dreams family friendly 5K run/walk will be virtual this year! This will allow us not only to protect the health and safety of our community, but you can now choose your own course, location, activity, date and even start time!

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1 year ago
As we prepare for the new season we are grateful to bring back our amazing interns Lexi Ritt, Community Outreach and Development Coordinator, and Dream Coordinator, DeJanae Miller. Our BID community is so appreciative of their hard work and commitment! https://t.co/X9KtZDFmX4 BIDforKids photo
1 year ago
We are so excited to announce that Jeff Kavlick, Founder and CEO of Moreland Connect will be joining the Believe in Dreams family as a member of our board! Our community appreciates your dedication to our mission to instill hope throughout NEO! https://t.co/0pxbu3eDak BIDforKids photo
1 year ago
We are so thankful and excited to announce A to Z furniture & appliance as one of our sponsors for our family friendly Running Wild 5K and 1mile walk in memory of Stacy DiJuluis! To find out how you can join click the link below!

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June 2021 Newsletter

Dream Big!

ā€œWhile some dreams are made for sleeping, others are made to become a reality.ā€
Believe in Dreams often ask dreamers the question, ā€œwhat do you want to do when you grow up?ā€ Recently several youth did not give the typical answers of a professional athlete, teachers, doctors, or police officer. Instead, they shared things like Zookeeper, Pilot, and Paleontologist, to name a few. With the help of community members and dream granters, we are helping them make their dreams a reality. Several Dreamers recently had an opportunity to spend ‘ a day in the life’ with professionals in their desired field, showing them that no dream is too big.
‘Justin’, a soon to be fourth grader, has loved dinosaurs his entire life. This resilient youth who has endured several hardships, dreams of being a Paleontologist. Justin’s dream came true when he spent a VIP day with a Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum on a day the museum is closed to the public. Through this experience ‘Justin’ gained a deeper understanding of the profession and a new mentor.
These personalized experiences show our youth that their community believes in them and that their dreams can become a reality through their own motivation and hard work. We focus on our dreamers strengths and provide unforgettable experiences so they know that no dream is too big to reach for.

Our Commitment to Ethical Storytelling

The positive experiences of our Dreamers and families through every touchpoint with Believe in Dreams is our highest priority. As a trauma informed organization, we are always exploring ways to be as transparent as possible with the community about our work while always making a top priority the importance of dream recipients’ safety, privacy and ownership over their own stories.
As we work to expand awareness of our mission and work, we are committed to empowering, and never exploiting, the youth we serve. This is why Believe in Dreams is committed to the ā€œEthical Storytelling pledgeā€. As we navigate our ever evolving digital world, this pledge serves as a guide to ensure we share stories in a way that is appropriate, promotes youth empowerment and highlights the strength and resiliency of our youth, not their trauma.
Visit Ethical Storytelling for more information and to view the pledge.