Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dream child: 'This is the best day of my life'


Nadia, a six-year-old girl from our North Carolina Chapter, recently went on her dream trip to Orlando, Florida, where she stayed at the Sunshine Foundation Village and visited the Walt Disney World theme parks, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. The following words were from her mother to the Dream Factory after the dream:

"Nadia enjoyed the entire trip. Each day was a new experience and dream come true. This trip was a lot of first things Nadia has ever experienced and done: flying in an airplane; coming to Florida; Walt Disney; SeaWorld; Universal Studios; Animal Kingdom; her wonderful spaceship moon (bed). Nadia enjoyed all. Each had their own unique experience."

"It is a wonderful experience and memory in her mind that she will never forget. We have a lot of wonderful pictures and most of all, great experience and family time that we all will cherish for years to come."

"It allowed her not to think about her illness or pain for periods of time. This trip and experience definitely allowed her to explore and see and do new things. This dream for Nadia was very special and dear to her heart. While at the amusement park, Nadia said, 'this is the best day of my life.'"

"This experience was definitely a blessing. Nadia has been through a lot in her six years of life. To see Nadia explore and do other things in her life, filled our hearts with joy and happiness. This experience allowed all of us to be less stressful and relax for a week of wonderful experiences and memories."

Congratulations to our North Carolina Chapter for creating another dream and we're so happy to hear Nadia had the time of her life. That's what it's all about!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Board of Directors mid-year meeting complete

A big thank you to everyone who was present at our mid-year Board of Directors meetings in Louisville, Ky, on March 13-14. We were happy to show off our new office space at 410 W. Chestnut St., Suite 530, too!

Mark your calendars for our annual National Convention, which will be held in Orlando, FL, the weekend of Sept. 25-26.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

#33 Dream Factory car

Our National Ambassador, Alex Kennedy, is driving the #33 Dream Factory car in Phoenix today! Make sure to check him out!!! What an awesome car and driver!!! 





Thursday, March 12, 2015

HQ moves to new office! Board meeting this week!

The Dream Factory national headquarters is excited to announce that we have moved offices and will host an open house this Friday (March 13) at 4:30-6:30 p.m. in conjunction with our board meetings. The new address is 410 W. Chestnut St., Suite 530, Louisville, KY 40202. Our phone and fax numbers, along with emails, have not changed.



Our mid-year board meetings will be held Friday and Saturday. Below is the schedule of events:

Friday, March 13
@ Dream Factory HQ offices
1:00-3:30 Executive Committee meeting
3:30-4:30 Mentoring Committee meeting
4:30-6:30 open house

Saturday, March 14
@ Courtyard Marriott Louisville Airport
9:00-noon Board of Directors meeting
12:00-1:30 lunch
1:30-4:00 Long Range Planning update

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 updates

From the entire Dream Factory family: WELCOME TO 2015!!! It's a start to making many more dreams come true, continuing a mission that began with a single dream thirty-five years ago in 1980. As we enter another year, following are a few updates:

Our mid-year meetings will be held at our National Headquarters in Louisville, Ky, on Saturday, March 15. And our annual National Convention will be in Orlando, Florida, the weekend of September 25 in conjunction with mAAgic Flight. We always appreciate the opportunity for all the chapters to gather for these two meetings with a lot to discuss.

We're excited to announce that we have a new interactive form on our website that makes referring a dream child much easier. You can see the form at the direct link: www.dreamfactoryinc.org/referral-form/. A person filling out this form answers a few simple questions, provides contact information, details about the child, and selects the nearest chapter from a pull-down menu. The form is then emailed directly to the corresponding chapter email. Our entire multi-page application is much more extensive so this one-page form will be used as an initial contact between families-chapters before proceeding.

We're also excited to announce that we'll be working with the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas to grant six trips during the next year. These are always amazing dreams and we appreciate the support Atlantis has provided to us.

As always, thanks for the support YOU have given to the Dream Factory and we look forward to the rest of 2015 and the many, many more dreams we will grant!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Make your end-of-year donation before it's too late!




This holiday season, take a moment to join us in helping to fulfill the dream of a seriously ill child by making a generous, tax-deductible donation before December 31, 2014.

During this time of the year, we cherish our time with family, especially children, who give the holidays special meaning and provide wonderful memories that we fondly think of for years to come. However, many children struggle with some of the simplest day-to-day tasks most of us take for granted.

Dreams give children hope for the future! The Dream Factory grants dreams for critically and chronically ill children in an effort to provide some cheer and relief for both the children and their families. The smile on a dream child’s face is the greatest gift that we all receive in return.

Thanks supporters like you, The Dream Factory has been able to fulfill the dreams of more than 27,000 critically and chronically ill children for nearly 35 years!



May this holiday season bring you joy and happiness!
Make your final donation of 2014, small or large, count the most by clicking here.

Be the one who helps a child’s dream come true this Holiday season!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Need a Christmas tree? Go to Tree Classics and proceeds go toward The Dream Factory

Stretch Your Holiday Cheer Even Further!

This holiday season, The Dream Factory is excited to announce that we are partnering with Tree Classics, the world’s No. 1 artificial Christmas tree seller, to raise money for our organization. The goal of the campaign is not only to fundraise, but also to help spread awareness about the work that we do in our communities. We’re so thrilled to tell you about this partnership.



How the Campaign Works

From now until Dec. 15, we have a chance to collect a portion of Tree Classics’ online tree sales. After customers make their selection and are ready to checkout, they will be prompted to choose a nonprofit to benefit from a portion of the sale. Ours, along with a number of other worthy causes, will be among the options. The buyer does not have to make an extra contribution; rather, Tree Classics will donate a portion of that sale to The Dream Factory.

It’s that simple!

Spreading Awareness

We are so grateful for all you've done to help us get this far with spreading our mission, but we need your help to make sure this partnership is a success! If you, your family members, friends or anyone you know are in the market for a new tree, please visit TreeClassics.com to view their many options. You will be pleasantly surprised to find there are firs, spruces and pines; gold, silver, white and green trees; and heights and widths perfect for any room.

You can also help us by sharing news of the fundraiser on your preferred social media channels. We’ll be posting updates on our pages, so please share them as you see fit! Rest assured that the proceeds from each sale marked for our nonprofit will be used to benefit The Dream Factory.

Start Shopping


To find your perfect artificial Christmas tree and give back to the community at the same time, please visit www.treeclassics.com.

Happy Holidays!