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Ticket to Dream Foundation

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Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care

Mission: Ticket to Dream Foundation is dedicated to creating hope and opportunity for foster children across the nation, so they can just be kids. We believe it starts with joining forces with local communities to ensure they have school supplies, holiday gifts, properly fitting clothing and shoes. We also provide and fund enriching life experiences and vital support services that allow them to heal and grow to reach their full potential.

Results: With the help of our retail partners and communities Ticket to Dream has collected and provided over 3.7 million essential items to foster youth across 43 states to help ensure foster children have the new clothing, shoes, school supplies and other essentials they need to thrive. Our program has also funds vital support services that provides thousands of foster children with emergency placement services, therapy, educational support, foster care entry bags (Sweet Cases), and the ability to find their passion in extracurricular activities or fun events. In short we help foster kids just be kids and we thank you for your support!

Target demographics: enrich and improve the lives of foster children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200+ non profit foster care partners reaching 170,000 kids

Geographic areas served: the US

Programs: access to extracurricular activities, laptops, new clothing, shoes, school supplies and holiday gifts as well as funding vital support programs for youth aging out of care.

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Here at Sierra Forever Families, we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with the Ticket to Dream Foundation and team. Ticket to Dream is our main provider of tangible goods; their generosity and support make a world of difference in the lives of the youth and children we serve. Through the Ticket to Dream GoPlay! program our youth have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities, which greatly enriches their lives. Being exposed to new and different activities encourages our youth to nurture a skill, discover a new-found interest, or simply engage in the world around them. We can't say enough about Ticket to Dream and all that they do in our community!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Promises2Kids has enjoyed a long and wonderful partnership with the Ticket to Dream Foundation. Due to their support, we have been able to impact the lives of over 3,000 foster youth in San Diego County each year. Together, we are creating a brighter future for foster children. Thank you Ticket to Dream for all that you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

At Community & Family Services Foundation, we’ve been repeatedly humbled & overwhelmed by the generosity of the Ticket to Dream Foundation! They are a pleasure to work with, & it is undeniable that their main objective is to bring kids joy! Thank you TTD, for helping bring smiles to kids’ faces all across Washington state!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a long time partner with Ticket to Dream Foundation, Treehouse benefits from marketing messages that support our community outreach and the youth benefit from both tangible goods and cash donations provided by engaged communities. Youth in foster care have the opportunity to experience opportunities and receive clothing and gifts that help them fit in and feel like other kids! Ticket to Dream is a thoughtful, collaborative partner, delivering great value to non-profits and funneling community passion for our youth.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ticket to Dream has been instrumental in providing our organization with essentials items like clothing, school supplies and toiletries for our foster children!

We are so grateful for their partnership and love being a long time partner with them!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Ticket to Dream Foundation has been a dedicated and generous partner of the Sacramento Children's Home for many years. Their committed support of foster youth and the most vulnerable children in our community is nothing short of extraordinary. We are truly honored to benefit from their donation drives and other programs, and appreciate their partnership in giving children and families a better tomorrow. The Ticket to Dream Foundation is making a huge impact in our community and we are lucky to call them an ally in fulfilling our mission to open doors to the future by maximizing the potential of children and families. Thank you TTD for all you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ticket to Dream Foundation has been instrumental is helping Children's Fund fulfill our mission of giving our vulnerable children support, opportunity and hope.

For over four years, the Foundation has provided us with backpacks & school supplies during our annual drive so we can ensure that every child in foster care in San Bernardino Co., Ca. has the tools they need to be successful in school.

Throughout the year, we look forward to the in-kind donations that Ticket to Dream Foundation provides from pajamas, clothing, and gifts for the kids during the holidays.

We consider this Foundation one of our major funders and we couldn't do what we do without them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ticket to Dream Foundation has created the largest nationwide network of organizations serving children and youth in foster care. They continue to innovate and create better ways to support youth in care. The team is fantastic and their mission is as worthy as they come. Keep up the good work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Volunteers of America - Foster Youth Services of the Bay Area is so grateful for our partnership with Ticket to Dream Foundation. Over the years they have provided support for our many foster youth programs including academic support classes, our clothing closet for foster youth, an annual Winter Wonderland festival, college scholarships, tours of colleges for foster youth, Senior Year photos and more. Ticket to Dream has truly been a ticket to success for our organization and we hope to continue to work together for years to come.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This foundation delivers! As a partner for more than 5 years, they have NEVER disappointed us with their support, commitment and generosity. Kudos to TTD for all of the exceptional work they do and support they provide.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The TICKET TO DREAM FOUNDATION has been a godsend to our organization. We have been lucky enough to partner with them for the past 4+ years and their exemplary commitment to children in foster care is unsurpassed. Bravo to the TICKET TO DREAM FOUNDATION and the fabulous work they do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Arizona is grateful to be partnered with Ticket to Dream Foundation. They continue to positively impact the lives of thousands of kids in foster care as well as those aging out of foster care each year through identifying and meeting real needs by working with local partners.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ward Home, Inc., a Pittsburgh based human service agency that serves foster youth, 16 to 21 years old, is proud to be a partner with the Ticket to Dream Foundation since September 2016. Our partnership allows our foster youth to receive donated items including clothing, shoes, school supplies and toys for our foster teen moms' children. In addition, the Ticket to Dream Foundation provides funding so that our foster youth can participate in extra-curricular activities. As a small nonprofit, we are extremely grateful for the support of the Ticket to Dream Foundation and look forward to our continued collaboration to make a difference in the lives of foster youth.

P. Ann Hrabik, MBA, CFRE
Director of Development
Ward Home, Inc.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Here at Seneca Family of Agencies, we are grateful to work with Meghan Renken, Program Development Manager at the Ticket to Dream Foundation. We are so thankful for our partnership with The Ticket to Dream, who has been such a wonderful partner to us, donating school supplies, holiday gifts, pajamas, clothing, shoes and more! We love partnering with organizations that share similar missions and values. The Ticket to Dream foundation enriches and improves the lives of foster children in our community. Thank you for joining with us to help children and families reach their full potential!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ticket to Dream Foundation is truly a lifesaver for foster children and families! As a community health agency, we are able to provide essential items and normalcy activities to our foster children through the kind support and donations from Ticket to Dream. From back to school, to pajamas, to shoes and toys, the foster families are able to provide for the children in their care without the additional stress of obtaining resources. Thank you TTD foundation for helping enrich the lives of the local foster children in our community and allowing foster families to feel supported! You help in so many ways!

Advisor

Rating: 5

24!
24 is the number of children in Grant/Adams Counties who—because of Ticket to Dream and Embrace Washington--will now have the backpack and school supplies they need to succeed in school!
Thank you, Ticket to Dream and Embrace! You live up to your name in every sense of the word! You not only embrace Spokane but also support rural areas like ours who regularly struggle with resources. Thank you for opening your hearts and stepping up to meet this need for kids in our care.
On behalf of the staff, children and communities blessed by the generosity of you and your donors, please accept our heartfelt ‘Thank you!’

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ticket to Dream has been a tremendous help to the youth in ChildServ's foster care and group homes. Their support pays for extracurricular activities and tutoring so that the youth in our programs can heal from past trauma and achieve their potential. We are so grateful to have a partnership with them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked with Meghan and Ticket to Dream at St. Joseph Orphanage in Cincinnati over the last couple of years. The impact this program has had on our Foster Families and kids has been nothing short of amazing!
Thanks to Ticket to Dream our Foster Families and kids have had opportunities to experience activities and outings we take for granted on a daily basis.
To see our foster kids “be kids” and the smiles on their faces are nothing short of a miracle, and Ticket to Dream makes it all possible.
Not to mention all the donated “NEW” items they supply each year. School supplies, clothes, coats, toys, and so much more. This would be happen without Ticket to Dream’s support!
An Angel came to us a couple of years ago, and that Angel was Ticket to Dream!
Thank you for your impact on our Foster Families!
Jim Jenkins-Development Director, St. Joseph Orphanage

Erika Miller T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Wishing Well Foundation would not be where we are today without the amazing support of Ticket to Dream! We are able to meet the needs of many of our counties foster children through not only the storefront which served over 1250 clients in 2017, but also through our Little Wishes program that helps to pay for extracurricular activities. On behalf of all the children and families in our community....THANK YOU for working so hard every day to make sure that youth in care feel valued and loved!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been partners with the Ticket to Dream Foundation for two years and counting. This is a wonderful organization that has supported our goal of providing holiday cheer for foster children in the Fox Valley/ Outagamie and Calumet Counties of Wisconsin. Thanks to their generous donations Foster Forward was able to purchase pajamas and holiday gifts and distribute boots for over 140 of the children who attended our annual Holiday Party. In addition, donated funds were used to provide foster children and a family of 6 to attend summer camp. The Ticket to Dream Foundation is devoted to helping to improve the lives of foster children, please support them in any way you can.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Thank you Ticket to Dream for supporting our organization and helping so many kids in Marin County receive pajamas, toys, school materials and so much more. We couldn't do it without you! You have made a tremendous difference to our kids. Thank you!