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


Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams16 hours ago
"May no dreams be left behind", our founder, John R. DiJulius III, shares the impact of our 300 dream milestone!

#300dreams #forourdreams #seasonofdreams #dreamgranters
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Believe in Dreams1 day ago
Believe in Dreams is committed to mitigating the negative health effects adverse childhood experiences can have on a child. We work to build resiliency, an antidote to trauma, by deepening our Dreamers' connection to their communities, providing access to enriching activities, nurturing positive self-worth, and instilling hope for their future.

By supporting Believe in Dreams today, #GivingTuesday, you are helping one of our Dreamers increase their confidence by developing new skills and getting them excited about their future as they work towards achieving their dream job!

Donate Now; text 'Givedreams' to 443-21 or online at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/believe-in-dreams/giving-tuesday. #ForOurDreamers #SeasonOfDreams #TogetherWeGive #300dreams #GivingTuesday
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Believe in Dreams2 days ago
Due to the weather this has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 3rd 4-8pm. Thank You

Shop at Athleta Beachwood Place TODAY from 4-8pm for a cause! 10% of total sales between 4-8pm today will be donated to Believe in Dreams. Athleta Beachwood Place is teaming up with Believe in Dreams to raise funds and awareness for local children living in poverty who have endured trauma.

For more information visit https://events.athleta.com/shopforacausebelieveindreams
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Believe in Dreams2 days ago
Adverse childhood experiences are traumatic events, such as the ones listed here, that occur before the age of 18. These experiences can often have negative, long-lasting effects on health and wellbeing.

Believe in Dreams works to mitigate the effects of trauma by providing unique, individualized dream packages for our youth. We work to increase our Dreamer's resiliency by providing access to enriching opportunities, deepening their connection to their communities, and instilling hope and excitement for their future.

Donate today by texting ‘Givedreams' to 443-21 or click https://secure.givelively.org/donate/believe-in-dreams/giving-tuesday.

#GivingTuesday #ForOurDreamers #SeasonOfDreams #TogetherWeGive #300dreams
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Believe in Dreams3 days ago
GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires and celebrates generosity. Last year, millions of people came together to raise nearly $2billion.

Our goal tomorrow is to raise the funding needed to grant 5 unique, personalized dream experiences. Donate by texting 'Givedreams' to 443-21 or online at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/believe-in-dreams/giving-tuesday.

In addition, please share this post to help us support 5 deserving Dreamers this #GivingTuesday! #ForOurDreamers #SeasonOfDreams #TogetherWeGive
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Believe in Dreams4 days ago
Athleta Beachwood Place is teaming up with Believe in Dreams to raise funds and awareness for local children living in poverty who have endured trauma. Visit Athleta Beachwood Place on Tuesday, Dec 1 from 4-8 and shop for a good cause! 10% of all total sales between these hours will be donated to Believe in Dreams.

For more information visit https://events.athleta.com/shopforacausebelieveindreams


3 months 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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3 months ago
Can you help with back to school supplies? Contactless drop off this Sunday. https://t.co/drLHQW0m6V https://t.co/wrAvbmTBJn BIDforKids photo
3 months 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!

3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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!

https://t.co/YLxrLagHYj https://t.co/ieYW0EgV3m
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Additional Resources

Effects of Poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

Resilience & Protective Factors

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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!




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:


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