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Dream Factory Inc

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Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: The Dream Factory is the largest all volunteer-driven wish granting organization for chronically and critically ill children ages three through eighteen. 90% of funds remain in the community of origin to grant dreams for local children. You can find information about eligibility criteria, chapter locations, and previous dreams at our website, www.dreamfactoryinc.org, or on social media by searching for Dream Factory HQ. With your support, we can make dreams come true for critically and chronically ill children.

Target demographics: children who are ages three through eighteen who have a critical or chronic illness

Direct beneficiaries per year: 249 children and their families

Geographic areas served: 33 volunteer-driven chapters accross the United States

Programs: granting their dreams

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Catherine85

Client Served

Rating: 4

Dream Factory is a dream-granting organization for children with either lifelong or life-threatening medical conditions. We went through Dream Factory after my 3 year old daughter battled a rare form of cancer. Her wish was to meet her favorite princesses. The trip was more wonderful than we ever would have imagined! They teamed with mAAgic Flight to give us a once-in-a-lifetime star experience. We had a party at the airport - all catered to the kids favorite things, we stayed at the most magical place in Disney, received special ride passes, and were really able to enjoy some fun, normal time together as a family. Dream Factory made the entire experience easy and fun. Our daughter had the time of her life. We cannot thank Dream Factory enough!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dream Factory is totally amazing. We were sent to Disney,Busch Gardens and Sea World in Orlando, Florida. My granddaughter dreams was fulfilled completely. They had taken everything in consideration for our trip! It was such a smooth trip! We couldn't have ask for more. This is a top notch nonprofit!
Thank you for all you do.
Patti Potter

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was given a most memorable trip by Dream Factory of Rochester, NY. She wanted to go see where Winnie the Pooh lived, so she was flown first class to England to visit the One Hundred Acre Woods! Dream Factory even sent ahead of us all the stuffed animals of the Winnie the Pooh stories, so we could hide them in different places for her to find. She was beside herself with excitement and couldn't believe she was at Winnie the Pooh's house. We all look back fondly on the video and pictures from this trip. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and one our little girl will remember for ever. Thank you, Dream Factory!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization to volunteer for!! I have led the North Carolina chapter for over (6) years and it has been such a fulfilling experience. Working in the healthcare industry I know firsthand what it means for these amazing children, to get their dream of a lifetime granted and to see the smiles of the child and their families is priceless!
Dream Factory of NC- Allison Clary

Please remember…
Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time; they just have the heart! Elizabeth Andres


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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Mia received her dream in 2013. She was 4 and wanted to meet Cinderella. It was the most amazing vacation we have ever been on. Mia is a twin and she has 2 older siblings as well. We stayed at Give Kids the World and went to Disney and Universal. There was something for everyone. The trip was magical and gave our family smiles, laughs and together time that we really needed. The best part was how the Dream Factory thought of and included everyone, not just Mia. Mia deserved a dream more than anyone but my other kids deserved and craved attention that was often spent on Mia. The Dream Factory thought of sending the kids with things to do, activities for all of them. They included a picture package for us and money to spend on the kids while we were there. I just can't put into words how touched we were and how we still talk about that trip as being the best thing we have ever done. Give Kids the World is one of our favorite places!!! Thanks Dream Factory!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization - they are unique in that they fulfill dreams of sick children including those with chronic diseases. They granted our daughters dream with a trip to Hollywood, CA. A wonderful trip of a lifetime. ( see link below) The Dream Factory thought of everything including money for souvenirs for the kids.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MY SON, ROBBY, RECEIVED A DREAM IN 2002 FROM THE DREAM FACTORY. WE STAYED AT GIVE KIDS THE WORLD AND WENT TO THE PARKS. WE STILL GET A WARM FEELING WHEN WE THINK OF THAT TRIP AND OF ALL THE CARE SOMEONE ELSE TOOK TO MAKE MY SON HAPPY! THE VOLUNTEERS THAT TOOK THE TIME TO FIND OUT WHAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE OUR TRIP A SUCCESS WERE APPRECIATED MORE THAN THEY KNOW!!! AT THE TIME, WE NEEDED A STROLLER TO MAKE OUR TRIP A SUCCESS AND THE STROLLER WAS WAITING FOR US AT GIVE KIDS THE WORLD WHEN WE GOT THERE!!! THE PRATT FAMILY.

1 Natalie72

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Dream Factory for over five years, first as a volunteer, then as a board member. I have been able to see firsthand how this organization impacts the life of children with critical and chronic illnesses by giving them something to look forward to in an otherwise very stressful time in their lives. I am proud of all the Dream Factory has accomplished - my local chapter (Rochester, NY) just fulfilled its 200th dream. I also appreciate that it is primarily volunteer-run on a grassroots, local level. Thanks, Dream Factory, for all you do to make a difference in the lives of our Dream children!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with The Dream Factory for nearly 20 years. The attention to details when it comes to fulfilling dreams is incredible. Every aspect is all about the children and what will make them happy. These are children who may not be diagnosed with a life threatening disease, but their day to day existence revolves around their illness. The kids, their siblings and their parents all deserve to have something special happen in their lives and The Dream Factory allows them to create memories that will last a lifetime, and then some.

1 Randall5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter, Janie was a dream child. She was awarded an unbelievable dream grant to visit Disney World, Sea World, Universal Theme Parks, and Give Kids the World for one week of great memories. It has been 4 years since the trip and she talks as if we were just there and she recalls so many wonderful aspects of the trip. Dream Factory of San Antonio is our base location and we continue to support the dreams of many children in the area. This organization is wonderful to work with and is so appreciative of all its new dream children and it pays homage to all its surviving dream children through activities and an annual Christmas party. Go Dream Factory Go!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dream Factory inc is a wonderful volunteer based organization granting dreams to sick children all over the United States. Dream Factory is amazing because 90% of the money raised grants the dreams of sick child at a local bases with Chapters all over the United States. In my opinion Dream Factory should be the Top Dream Granting Organization in the U.S. !!!!!!