WKYC Channel 3 Road to a Better Community commercial

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

@believeindreamsorg

Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 day ago
Bikes are the hit of the summer for our dreamers. This young boy was thrilled to go cruising on his new ride! Our BID family is so thrilled to contribute to the smiles on these young faces.
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Believe in Dreams2 days ago
In light of so many hardships going on in our world today, Belfaire JCB’s Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) have put together a crisis text line. You can text "4hope" to 741-741 to connect with a crisis counselor. We are all in this together!

https://www.facebook.com/118425116606/posts/10156905328956607/?d=n
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ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
Bellefaire JCB's Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) group created a Crisis Text Line video to remind everyone that even during these times when you may feel lonely, you're never alone with how you're feeling. If you're feeling anxious, depressed or just need someone to talk to, you can text "4hope" to 741-741. Remember to be there for others when they need support, and reach out if you need help. We will get through this together! youtu.be/lF6X2airCjc
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams3 days ago
Bumper Crop Farm is lending a hand and working to increase access to healthy organic food sources around the community, click the link below to learn more!

https://www.facebook.com/148684421844397/posts/3211888468857295/?vh=e&d=n
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Neighborhood Connections
This week's #GoodNewsCLE episode is the story of Bumper Crop Farm, 11305 Woodland Ave., as told by residents Tyler Hughey and Julian Khan of A Greater Buckeye. Bumper Crop Farm grows food for the Buckeye Woodland community based on what residents want and people pay what they can. Good News Cleveland is a community-powered web show and podcast focused on how people are helping each other and building people power in these challenging times. Tell us your story -- all you need is a phone and an idea! Details at www.NeighborUpCLE.org/GoodNews
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams6 days ago
Thank you Sonkin & Koberna for being a sponsor of our Running Wild 5K family friendly run / walk in memory of Stacy DiJulius. To learn more about Sonkin & Koberna, be sure to check out: http://sklawllc.com; and if you too are interested in becoming a sponsor click the link below to find out more information on available sponsorship opportunities!

https://believeindreams.org/event/5k/
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 week ago
It's hard to resist cheesecake, especially knowing that indulging in it helps contribute to Feeding America! What's a better way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Click the link below to see how The Cheesecake factory is giving back by celebrating National Cheesecake day, today July 30th!

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/07/national-cheesecake-day-the-cheesecake-factory-gives-to-charity-adds-flavor.html
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Believe in Dreams1 week ago
A huge thank you to BVU for hosting their annual Linking New Leaders event virtually last week. This incredible organization helps non-profits like BID every day. This event matches young professionals wanting to give their time and talent with non-profits needing support. We are so grateful to be a part of BVU.

@BIDforkids

1 day ago
Bikes are the hit of the summer for our dreamers, this young boy in particular was thrilled to go cruising on his new ride! Our BID family is so thrilled to contribute to the smiles on these young faces. https://t.co/SvP2HG2MSz BIDforKids photo
2 days ago
In light of so many hardships going on in our world today, Belfaire JCB’s Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) have put together a crisis text line. You can text "4hope" to 741-741 to connect with a crisis counselor. We are all in this together!

https://t.co/mtq19r7iAH https://t.co/w0tJcC6lNQ
BIDforKids photo
3 days ago
Bumper Crop Farm is lending a hand and working to increase access to healthy organic food sources around the community, click the link below to learn more!

https://t.co/Vu3Ioi33PC https://t.co/k1rSpuKPkU
BIDforKids photo
6 days ago
Thank you Sonkin & Koberna for being a sponsor of our Running Wild 5K family friendly run / walk in memory of Stacy DiJulius. To learn more about Sonkin & Koberna, be sure to check out: https://t.co/hunXUluEp1; for more sponsorship info click below!

https://t.co/YLxrL9Z6zJ https://t.co/RqAImAbUZG
BIDforKids photo
1 week ago
It's hard to resist cheesecake, especially knowing that indulging in it helps contribute to @FeedingAmerica! Click the link below to see how The Cheesecake factory is giving back by celebrating National Cheesecake day, today July 30th!

https://t.co/M2u4LB4k3h
1 week ago
A huge thank you to @bvu for hosting their annual Linking New Leaders event virtually last week. This incredible organization helps non-profits like BID every day. This event matches young professionals wanting to give their time and talent with non-profits needing support. https://t.co/37E5V3cuWg BIDforKids photo

@Believe in Dreams

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July 2020 Newsletter

Believe in Our Community

Dear Friends,

Through our work in social justice, we witness and work to buffer the prejudice, inequality and systemic racism that permeates so much of American life and has unequivocally created a collective trauma in our communities.

In light of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others, we at Believe in Dreams cannot stay silent. We stand in solidarity with those who are outraged, as we are outraged. We condemn the ongoing disregard for human life as well as the inequitable administration of justice that our communities of color continue to endure.
Believe in Dreams supports our grieving community and we grieve with you.

A dream fulfilled is meant to give hope to the hopeless, brightness in a time of darkness and joy to the sorrowful. In our work to provide access and opportunity to youth who endure poverty and trauma, or core values state, ‘Everyone’s Included’ and ‘Meaningful Service’. These values have taken on a deeper meaning to drive us to learn more, listen more and work harder to serve this community.

As a Believe in Dreams family, we are committed to positive change that helps heal negative affects of trauma. We will continue to build connections among Northeast Ohio communities and always work towards our dream of a better future for all our youth.

Wishing our whole community health, safety and justice in these uncertain times.

March 2020 Newsletter

Believe in Our Community

Hello BID Family,
While we are on a hold with fulfilling dream experiences at this time, we wanted to reach out to our community to check in. We know times are tough right now and we will get through this together. One of our core values at Believe in Dreams is ‘meaningful service’. With that focus, we are doing what we can to support our dreamer families and communities in need right now.. Check out what we have been up to!
Believe in Dreams has put together a list of community resources for our dreamer families that has been sent to them directly and can also be accessed through the link below for anyone to share.

Lend a Helping Hand Without Leaving the House

Our dreamers need hope now more than ever. They need to know their community values them. If you are asking yourself how you can make an impact for the greater good, please visit the attached Amazon links. There you can purchase requested basic need items to be sent directly to our dreamer families who requested them. Names and addresses are kept private. Thank you for making a difference and supporting this community!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/M6QHNX04PME6?ref_=wl_share

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/38W2SPLQ3ATF2?ref_=wl_share

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1Y8ULMY7ULAPY?ref_=wl_share

Believe in Dreams will continue to check in with our dreamer families during this time and as needs arise we will be posting their wish lists on our Facebook page (keeping names and addresses of the families private). If you haven’t already, please click here to like/follow our Facebook page so you can receive notifications: https://www.facebook.com/believeindreamsorg/

Community Partner Dreams- COVID-19 Support for Families 

While we typically complete 5 community partner dreams per year, due to current circumstances, we have allocated assistance to 13 of our nominating partners who are working on the front lines providing food and basic need items to our dreamer community. Each of the child serving organizations below received $1500 from our community partner dream allocations. They were chosen based on the number of dreamer families they serve as well as their ability to efficiently and professionally allocate resources to this community quickly. We are also currently in communication with 5 other organizations that meet this criteria to determine how best we can assist them.

Cuyahoga County

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland – Food deliveries to families with no tranpsotation
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) / Project ACT Homeless Youth Program – 60 / $25 gift cards for groceries to homeless families provided at CMSD lunch sites
  • Fairhill Partners Kinship Caregiver Program- grocery store gift cards for grandparents raising grandkids 
  • Ohio Guidestone – food, formula and household necessities for families in need

Geauga County

  • Berkshire School District through Claridon Community Helps – food & supplies for students and families in need

Lake County

  • Wickliffe City School District Family Resource Center – food & household necessities for families in need.

Portage County

  • Children’s Advantage – food & hygiene bags for clients in need
  • Crestwood Local Schools – food and basic needs for families in need

If you would like to donate directly to to these efforts or to our community partner dreams, please click on the following link and type “community” in the comments section of your donation:

https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/UWye0HGgjDJ_fNR68cs_WA

Dream Fulfilled

Hope During Uncertain Times

4 year old Kevin has been through a lot for such a young boy. He witnessed his father abusing his mother and his father ended up going to prison. His mother has done everything she can to keep him safe from her family, who struggles with drug addiction, and give him a better life. Kevin loves to swim and all he dreamed of was to go down a water slide. For his 5th birthday, Believe in Dreams sent Kevin and his family on an overnight getaway to Great Wolf Lodge where he got to go down the waterslide as many times as he wanted. Packaged with this dream was a new swimsuit, towels, goggles, flip flops, food, lodging, a birthday party, and swimming lessons for 6 weeks.

Platinum Seal of Transparency

Are you familiar with Guidestar? Guidestar is the world’s largest source of information on Nonprofit organizations. We all want to help in uncertain times and it’s difficult to know where to donate our hard earned $. Each Seal, from Bronze to Platinum, is a way for organizations to share key information, all in one place, so funders can make educated decisions about where they want to help. (continue reading) The amount of information provided by a nonprofit determines which of the four seals is earned. Wherever you see this seal, you can click on it to take you directly to that nonprofit’s Guidestar profile, where you will learn more about their operations. Believe in Dreams is proud to have earned the highest level, Platinum seal and we encourage you to check out ours and other nonprofit profiles that you donate to.

BID Newsletters

The Believer Quarterly News – March 2020 https://conta.cc/33L6WaQ

The Believer Quarterly News – December 2019 https://conta.cc/36tgGap

The Believer Quarterly News – September 2019 https://conta.cc/30xPbbC

The Believer Quarterly News – April 2019 https://conta.cc/2XyewBa