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Dream Come True of Western Ct.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Alliances & Advocacy, Arts & Culture

Mission: To provide dreams for seriously, chronically, terminally ill children ages 4 to 19 years old who reside in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven Counties.

Results: Need your help to achieve our goals.

Target demographics: Seriously, Chronically and Terminally Ill Children ages 4 - 19 years old.

Geographic areas served: Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut

Programs: Annual Gala and Golf outing plus Dream Family Picnic and Holiday Breakfast.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved for about 6 years and have been completely fulfilled in doing so. I am proud to represent, volunteer and organize for this amazing non profit. The children we grant dreams to remain a part of our Dream Family forever...Once a dream child, always a dream child. My hope is to continue spreading awareness about DCT, the mission and to attract like minded volunteers, donors and sponsors to reach even more families.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dream Come True has made over 400 Dreams Come True in Western Connecticut for seriously ill children, diagnosed with a range of chronic and terminal illnesses including childhood cancers, genetic illnesses, complications from birth trauma, and more.

As a non-profit, volunteer-based organization, our goal of granting dreams is dependent on our volunteers, individual donations, business sponsorships, corporate giving, grants, planned giving, memorial tributes and various fund-raising events.

Learn how you can support Dream Come True of Western Connecticut and contribute to our mission: granting dreams for seriously, chronically, and terminally ill children in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties.

Previous Stories
3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For a child battling a life-changing illness, there is no greater blessing than to have their dream fulfilled. To give them respite from their toil and stress, for even a brief moment, is nothing short of a miracle. DREAM COME TRUE of Western CT makes those miracles happen!

A wholly volunteer-run organization, they are dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of countless children who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill in the New Haven, Fairfield, and Litchfield Counties of Connecticut. For over three decades, through grants and donations, they ensure that these children CAN enjoy some semblance of childhood. Even more, these dreams have a positive, uplifting effect on the family as a whole, who are so often equally burdened by the child’s situation.

I have personally seen the faces of so many of these happy, and THANKFUL, children. Nothing brings me greater personal gratification than to know that I participated in making their DREAMs COME TRUE!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

DCT volunteers go over the top for our Dream families. Seeing the pictures from the dreams we grant is so rewarding. And seeing the families back every year at our annual events is amazing to see how they have grown.
we are 100% volunteer run, so all money raised goes directly to fulfilling our kids dreams. As volunteers, we do this because we believe i the mission and we are totally invested in the cause!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dream Come True of Western Connecticut is an amazing organization granting the dreams of children who are chronically, seriously or terminally ill in the Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties of Connecticut. The organization was founded back in 1984 and to date, more than 250 dreams have been granted. For many of these children the dream is life changing. The positive impact the dream can have not only on the dream child, but on the entire family, is incredibly powerful. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing an enormous smile radiate from the face of an ill child....

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the short time that I've been volunteering with this organization, I have nothing but the best things to say about everyone that I have dealt with. Everyone truly cares about the children and are happy to donate their time and resources in any way to assist in their dreams being granted.

It's been such a blessing to see how much this organization impacts the Dream Family's lives and I can't wait to be a part of it for many years to come!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a board member and volunteer for this great organization. The commitment to the children and the selfless service of all involved is amazing. I am so happy that I found this organization.

1 Eric N.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first started with Dream Come True 8 years ago, helping design and execute the decorations for their fundraising gala. Once I started meeting and interacting with our Dream Children, who suffer from serious, chronic or terminal illnesses, I was forever transformed.

Regardless of whatever ailment constrains their lives, these children continually find their JOY. And I am so thankful that I am allowed to come long for the ride. They give me the strength to persevere and the courage to find the JOY in my own life.

Now I am the President of this worthy organization. I could not think of a more worthwhile cause or a more worthy organization! Who else can say that they find a new HERO almost every day?

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dream Come True of Western Connecticut Inc. is an outstanding organization helping chronically, seriously and terminally ill children ages 4 -19 who reside in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. It is truly rewarding to be part of this organization and help raise funds so sick children can have a dream fulfilled. Help make the world a better place by helping those parents who are not blessed with a health baby. Everyone can help make a Dreams can come true, Donate money, goods or services or volunteer your time.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dream Come True is such a wonderful organization. It melts my heart to see our children so happy when they receive their dream. All our volunteers are like a family including the families who receive the dreams. I have been doing this for many years now and I can see myself doing this for many more years to come. Our volunteers are so special. They give it their all to our organization.

1 Dave70

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. I attended the Gala at the Amber Room in 2014 and it was the best event I have ever attended. All the people involved at truly professional. It was great to hear about all the joy children and their families feel, who have a dream fulfilled by Dream Come True of Western, CT. Many thanks for all you do.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely incredible organization! It isn't just a wish-making organization, but a lifelong support network for the Dream families with activities all year round to celebrate the kids who have been granted dreams and their families. I am proud to work with such an amazing group of motivated and dedicated people that make all of these events come to life!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be on the board of Dream Come True of Western Ct who's mission is granting dreams to seriously, chronically and terminally ill children. It has been extremely fulfilling as both a volunteer working directly with the children and a board member guiding the direction of the organization. DCT may be a small organization in terms of manpower but we are a mighty organization in terms of making a difference in a child's life.

2 Volunteer1988

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to call myself a volunteer of Dream Come True since 2009. There is no other wish granting organization in our area whose volunteers and board members care so much about the entire family. Those individuals on the Dream Committee become a part of the Dream Child's family. Even after that child passes, the organization is still a lasting part of the family's life. The joy of a child is irreplaceable, just as Dream Come True is an irreplaceable organization to the chronically and terminally ill children of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that I am a recent volulnteer for Dream Come True of Western CT. Western CT absolutely needs this organization and the children benefit from their services. I am honored and humbled to be able to participate in fulfulling dreams for seriously ill children. I am overwhelmed with the enthusiam and passion all the volunteers have in this organization. As a wholly volunteer-run organization, the volunteers are absolutely dedicated to the families they serve. And the connection continues after the dream, through annual picnics and holiday parties for the children and families. For these families often facing daily hurdles, this is a break for them. A time to enjoy a piece of childhood that many take for granted...
The organization has many different volunteer opportunities utilizing the skills and time commitment you are willing to offer. There is something for eveyone who wants to contribute!

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a member of this fabulous wish granting organization. The dedication of our volunteers is truly motivating. Our children suffering from life altering illnesses, are so grateful the dreams we are able to provide them with. The smile on their faces brings joy to everyone. The dreams have a positive effect on the entire family. Very often the well children are overlooked due to the illness of the afflicted family member.

5 Dream

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. We are based in Danbury, Connecticut. Our mission is to grant a dream to a seriously, chronically or terminally ill child between the ages of 4 - 19 living in Fairfield, Litchfield, or New Haven Counties. We would appreciate any help. Sponsorships for Golf and Gala are available. Donations, Volunteers for events and child referrals are welcome. Call us at 203-790-7333 or visit our website @ www.dreamcometrue-ct.org.