Letter from Thomas — July 2010
Over the last 16 years, Dream Foundation has encountered many “firsts.”
- We are the first national wish granting organization serving the needs of adults and their families.
- In 1994, we fulfilled our first dream and delivered our first Flower Empower bouquet.
- In 1998, we colorfully wrapped our first Toy Program package and delivered it to the children of a dream recipient.
- In 2001, we held our first Celebration of Dreams annual gala, to benefit our dream families.
Currently we have 134 dreams in-progress with more that 50 requesting travel, to allow for reunions, goodbyes, and final family trips. The airline tickets associated with these dreams alone would require more than 5 million airline miles.
The good news: awareness of our mission is expanding, and families in need are finding their way to our services.
Yet to be able to fulfill these dreams – and maintain a track record of never having to turn away a qualified request – we need your help, your creative ideas, your guidance, and your networks.
It’s easy to donate Alaska, American, Continental, or United miles by clicking “Miles”. As always, cash donations are much-needed and appreciated, and can be made by clicking “Cash”.
Dream Foundation committee member, Holly Murphy, is having fun with this effort by planning a “Wine for Wings” wine tasting – where each guest will simply log onto a laptop, donate miles (an “entry fee” of sorts), and then enjoy a festive evening with a happy conscious!
Of course, you can simply forward this email to those you believe can help us serve all of the heartfelt dream requests we receive.
Thank you. In this theme of “firsts” I know this isn’t the first time you have contributed to Dream Foundation — and I am grateful for your continued support as we face an increasing demand in dreams.