The Dream Factory is an all volunteer organization that fulfills dreams for children ages 3 through 18 who have been diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses.
The dreams we fulfill are as varied as the children and their illnesses. At this time we are working with 11 area children who are hoping to discover that dreams can come true. In the coming months we will be sending nine children to Central Florida, one to Mt. Rainier and one hopes to meet her favorite actress from Gray's Anatomy.
The Dream Factory is a bit different from other dream fulfilling organizations for three primary reasons.
1. We fulfill dreams for children with critical and chronic illness means a child doesn't have to have a life threatening illness to receive a dream. Although life threatening illness easily fit in our "critical category". We recognizing the fact that those with chronic conditions such as Type l diabetes, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, blood disorders may not be life threatening, but the children are living with the disease each and every day. We want to reward these children for all that they go through and show them that dreams can come true.
2. The Dream Factory of Rochester is one of 31 chapters nationwide. Every chapter is run solely by volunteers. The only employees in the entire organization are the 4 people at our national Headquarters in Louisville, KY. As a result of our low overhead, a majority of the funds raised locally are used for their intended purpose- fulfilling children's dreams.
3. 90% of the funds raised locally stays with our local chapter to fulfill local dreams. Donations are not sent to a national office or regional office and then funneled back to our organization. With no local paid employees and no rented office space, donations are used for their intended purpose, fulfilling children's dreams.
The Dream Factory has one goal- to show the children we serve that dreams can come true and they each deserve to have something special in their lives.
We focus on: Human Services, Health
Where we are: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne
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