Dreams Come True Foundation
A nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. Dreams Come True applies all contributions, unless otherwise designated, directly to the dreams of children. This is made possible by the support of Program Sponsors, Program Contributors and donors who make unrestricted donations. Unrestricted donations are used for administrative costs or dream expenses, as deemed necessary.
Since 1984, Dreams Come True has made the special desires of more than 2,700 children come true. Dreams provide these wonderful children and their families with a momentary reprieve from the rigors of medical treatment often associated with life-threatening illnesses. A dream temporarily removes the child from doctor visits, hospital stays, tests and needles and brings laughter, joy and childhood to the forefront. Dreams give the children and their families memories to carry them through the rough times and smiles to last a lifetime. Dreams bring hope and the promise of tomorrow.
Through your generosity, Dreams Come True is able to fulfill dreams without any subsidies from state or federal agencies. Dreams Come True does not solicit contributions by telephone and it is against our policy to telemarket.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” – Matthew 25:35
Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America, where 64 percent of the people live at or below the poverty level. Indigenous and rural inhabitants and, amongst these, children, are the groups most affected by extreme poverty and they remain today the most vulnerable. For the thousands of indigenous people living in the rural areas of Bolivia, lack of access to clean water, agricultural development, health care and education perpetuate a cycle of poverty that is daunting. This deadly cycle continues as many families migrate toward already overcrowded urban centers. Desperate to find work and a future for their families, sadly, many end up living on the streets. There they exist in deplorable conditions often resulting in high levels of disease, greater poverty, child abuse and abandonment. External aid is often their only hope for survival.
Through our children’s village and our rural development programs, Amistad Mission is responding to the needs in Bolivia, actively and prayerfully seeking solutions for the root causes of poverty and abuse. With the aid of our Bolivian partners and North American volunteers and churches, Amistad fosters change in communities and the lives of individuals–one child, one family, one village at a time.
Community PedsCare is a nationally acclaimed pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-threatening health conditions and their families.
Launched in 2000 by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and the University of Florida– Jacksonville, Community PedsCare brings comfort and care to enhance the quality of life for children from prenatal to age 21 in our five-county service area.
The program offers in-home and in-hospital medical, nursing, psychosocial, spiritual, child life, volunteer and other services to support, comfort and care for children and their families.
Learn more at CommunityPedsCare.com.