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How You Can Help

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Every year, we fulfill thousands of Dreams, and we simply wouldn’t be able to serve that many Dream recipients without you.

You understand how comforting and inspiring – even miraculous – the joy of a Dream come true can be for those facing the insurmountable challenge of limited time, and many of you have asked us if there are any other ways that you can help.

The most powerful thing you can do is join all of the people who are raising funds to fulfill Dreams across the nation.

Here are just a few of the ways that others like you have raised funds for Dreams. We hope this inspires you and remember – every dollar counts!



Many companies offer workplace giving or matching gift programs that could double the impact of your support of Dream Foundation. To see more about the kind of programs that companies can run and who runs them, visit our Employee Giving section. Ask your human resources or charitable giving department to learn more about what your company does – or even suggest they start a program!


Visit our secure donation portal to make your gift today, and please consider making a monthly donation.

Consider making a gift as a memorial or tribute to someone special.


From birthdays to weddings to wakes, ask people to make a gift to Dream Foundation instead of giving flowers or gifts.


It takes around $2,300 to fulfill one Dream. Make that your target and rally your friends, colleagues, neighbors or the people at your church and create fundraisers. Here are a few ideas:

  • Hold sales – bake sales, yard sales or create a lemonade stand.
  • Hold a Sports Tournament or Fitness Class and raise money for Dream Foundation with registration fees, sponsorship, advertising, refreshments, raffles or the sale of tee-shirts or tournament gear.
  • Ask the manager or owner of your favorite local restaurant to donate a percentage of an evening’s profits to Dream Foundation or create a ‘Dream’ meal where a portion of the profits from that meal is gifted to Dream Foundation.
  • Host a dinner, drinks or tea at your home and encourage people to make a gift to Dream Foundation at your ‘Friendraiser’.

Donate your air miles

We are proud to partner with Alaska, United, and Southwest Airlines. You can donate your air miles from these airlines and encourage others to give theirs to Dream Foundation’s charity mileage banks. Those miles will be used to help Dream recipients and their families travel to make final memories and visit loved ones – sometimes for the first and last time.

Visit our miles donation page and complete the donation process in a few easy steps.

Run a Facebook fundraiser

Facebook will guide you step by step through the quick and easy process of setting up your own fundraiser here:

Want to raise enough to pay for one Dream? Set the goal as $2,300. For “Why are you raising money?”, along with anything personal you want to share about why you want people to give to Dream Foundation, you can copy the following:
Dream Foundation is the only national organization that fulfills final Dreams for terminally-ill adults and their families across the nation, including veterans. Every Dream costs around $2,300. Please give what you can and share this!

Tell us what you’re doing and inspire someone else!

Take photos of your fundraisers, post them to your social channels and tag us so we can share and inspire others to raise funds for Dreams! Visit our social toolkit for photos, sample language, and more.

Our social media handles:

Facebook – @Dreamfoundation
Instagram – @dream_foundation
Twitter – @dreamfound

For Instagram and Twitter, use the hashtags:

Instagram – #funds4dreams
Twitter – #Funds4Dreams

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