Dreams & Wishes Children's Charity is a registered Charitable Organization with the Canada Revenue Agency
Charitable Registration #:81403 2280 RR0001
Our Mission Statement
Dreams & Wishes aims to preserve and create positive childhood memories by fulfilling 'dreams & wishes' made by children and families deemed underprivileged and in need.
We aim to foster, provide and create positive childhood memories to children who have been exposed to domestic violence, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, homelessness, poverty, abandonment and neglect as well as those children seeking refuge from war torn countries.
We Believe that....
Every child should be able to cherish and experience positive childhood memories and granting their dreams and wishes will assist in developing and providing those positive memories.
Positive childhood memories obtained through community involvement create stronger family and community bonds
Building positive family connections between a parent and a child can be fostered through interactive family activities such as the planning of a Birthday Party
Every family should have the opportunity to bond and preserve childhood memories by participating in positive family events.
Financial and other socially stigmatizing and traumatic events should not prevent a child from having their dreams and wishes met.
For children and families to invest in their community, the community needs to demonstrate their investment in the family.
Dreams & Wishes Programs
Birthday Wishes Program
The Birthday Wishes Program aims to provide children residing in the community (with their natural and/or kin family) and who meet Dreams & Wishes criteria with the opportunity to experience a magical Birthday Celebration . Each child referred to the program will receive everything needed to host an at-home birthday party along with a hand selected Birthday gift for child. It is hoped that each child referred to this program will be able to participate in a meaningful activity with their parent/caregiver and enhance and strengthen their relationship with their peers.
Dreams & Wishes organizes Un-Birthday Parties for those children residing in local shelters. Participants are provided with the opportunity to partake in a Birthday Party Celebration complete with a Pizza Party, loot bags, birthday gifts, entertainment and cake.
Comfort Dream Bags Comfort Dream Bags each contain a new pair of pajamas, a book, toiletries and a stuffed animal which are provided to the shelter for distribution to families arriving at the shelters.
The Santa's Dream Program is provided primarily to children residing in homeless/family/abuse shelters. Children are asked to write a wish list to Santa. Dreams & Wishes answers their letters to Santa and fills their toy requests identified in their letters. Gifts are wrapped and delivered to the shelters several days prior to Christmas Eve and Shelter Staff place the gift bags under the tree for the children to open on Christmas morning.
Santa's Magical Holiday Breakfast
Children and their parent/caregivers are invited to experience the magic of the holidays by participating in Santa's Magical Holiday Breakfast. Participants are treated to a nutritious breakfast, entertainment; visit with Santa and a hand selected, age appropriate, non violent toy.
Referrals to our Programs
Referrals to Dreams & Wishes Programs are made by community organizations and other reputable third parties.
Dreams & Wishes is dependent on community donations, both monetary and in kind.
We are governed by a Board of Directors and operated entirely by volunteers.
All donations are utilized to assist in operation of our programs and benefit the children that we serve.
May All Your Dreams & Wishes Come True!!
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