Dream Toy Program

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Brightly decorated packages are shipped weekly from our Santa Barbara office to destinations across the country. Our dedicated volunteers fill the boxes with hand-selected toys, wrapped with love and addressed to the dream recipient to give to his or her children. Thanks to the generosity of Hasbro and Ty, Inc., Dream Foundation receives thousands of donated toys each year to send to families nationwide.

Nearly 30 percent of our dream recipients have young children in the home. Coping with the loss of a parent, and the intense emotional, physical and financial strain terminal illness has on a family may well be the most difficult challenge a child can face. The Dream Toy Program reaches hundreds of children each year who are losing a parent to illness. With each unexpected gift of love received, opportunities to create memories and smiles again are born.

If you would like to help wrap toys in our Santa Barbara office, please email us at volunteer@dreamfoundation.org.

Thank you for supporting Dream Foundation. Their work is such a blessing to us. My son and I love to toss around his new football! And challenging each other at Battleship is always great fun. These extras for him are very generous! The decorated box with his name on it made him extremely excited.” – Dream recipient, Jan

Special thanks to Andy & Dee Puzder for adopting the Dream Toy Program for 2015.

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Photo courtesy Portraits for Causes

Our Toy Program Partners

TY Inc. Website: http://world.ty.com/

Hasbro Hasbro has a long and proud tradition of supporting children worldwide through a variety of philanthropic programs.  Hasbro believes that every child is born with the sparkle of hope in their eyes and sometimes, because of life’s challenges, that hope has been diminished.  Their mission is to assist these children in triumphing over their critical life obstacles and to bring the joy of play into their lives.  Through their philanthropic programs they work to bring “the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service” into the lives of the children. Website: http://www.hasbro.com/corporate/community-relations/