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Review for Dreams for Kids, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Dreams for Kids is great at talking about programs....but, in reality they do very few events. Tom Tuohy has a huge ego, doesn't appear to even really like kids.....other then when he can get a photo opportunity or when he has a microphone. The Christimas Party is nice, but DFK always overstates the number of kids at the event. Wake up, the Chicago Park District, Adaptive Adventures, Rehab Instititure of Chicago, Shriners, Great Lakes Adapted Sports Association, and the Midwest Sport and Social Club all have more programs in one month then Dreams does in an entire year!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unlikely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer
Tom Tuohy (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We are very sorry you had an uneven and unsatisfying experience with Dreams for Kids. Although this was our busiest year for Extreme Recess we generally do concentrate on just a few summer and winter events for these activities. Indeed the organizations you mentioned are simply great. We highly recommend them all. We love our long relationship with Shriners and the Park District and encourage our kids to enroll into the many regular programs of GLASA, who provides services we do not and ones they are exceptional at running. RIC was the pioneer in adaptive sports in Illinois and we have always been grateful to RIC for introducing us to adaptive sports 13 years ago though its then sports director, Tom Richey. Adaptive Adventures has brought such deep experience to Illinois from Colorado where they have long been recognized as one of the very best adaptive sports program. Our regular program work is in Illinois schools with our Dream Leaders program, working with young people like Cortez who shared his experiences in this forum. We are so proud of the work they are doing in our communities, and of the enterprises they are creating to help others. We are happy you enjoyed Holiday for Hope. This year will be our largest yet to be held at the Chicago Park Districts Broadway Armory on December 22. It is where it all begins for us each year, as it has for the last 24 years. We would love to have you back at the event.