Help impact and inspire the lives of these wonderful teens! We are looking for Dream Makers to fulfill the dreams below. Dream Makers can be an individual, neighborhoods, businesses, rotary clubs, church groups, families, fitness group, or pledge your birthday instead of receiving gifts. These dreams serve a variety of purposes that may include laptops for careers and education, constructive hobbies that these youth never got a chance to try, and even others are things many would consider basic needs, such as new clothes and internet access.
Dream Makers has created a line of merchandise to help support our mission. 100% of these proceeds go directly to supporting the needs of our Dreamers. To view our merchandise, and to donate in this manner, browse our inventory below.
Crowd Funding Opportunities
Holiday Celebration – For 100+ Emancipated Youth
This year Dream Makers has the opportunity to help celebrate over 100 youth who have emancipated from the foster care system or who are on track to emancipate without finding a forever home. By donating to this fund you will help to sponsor various county holiday parties for these youth, special gifts at Christmas and Thanksgiving, a full sit-down Thanksgiving meal for them to attend with a friend of their choosing, and much more. We want to specifically target youth who are all alone during the holidays. They have emancipated without a family and have no one to share this special season. With your help, we can give these youth special meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as gifts tailored to their personality and needs. The holiday season can be incredible lonely if you grew up in foster care. We as a Dream Makers community can change that for youth in Colorado. Let us take this opportunity to show them they matter, they are valuable, and they are worth celebrating! Cost of all these Holiday Celebrations – $3,900
Let’s work together to celebrate these youth!
Introducing The Dream Makers
We have a continually growing list of people and organizations fulfilling dreams and becoming the latest Dream Makers. We want to recognize these people and organizations for there wonderful generosity in supporting the dreams of these kids, giving them hope now, and a vision for the future. Click the button below to view our Dream Makers and the Dreams they have fulfilled.
Why We Do It
To explain why we do what we do, there is really no better way than to introduce you to a few of the kids whose lives are so wonderfully impacted by the caring and generosity of people like you. Please take a few minutes to watch the video below.
About Dream Makers
Dream Makers Programs
Community Involvement – Engaging churches and businesses to come alongside youth who are aging out of foster care. When Dream Makers is contacted by the youth or caseworker with specific needs, we want to connect volunteer groups directly with the youth so that the group can provide support and meet their needs. For example, supporting these youth can happen through collecting apartment supplies, filling a pantry with groceries and moving them into their first apartment. It could also include sending care packages to the youth at colleges, or supplying dorm kits filled with hygiene products, bathroom towels, a caddy, and a gift card for bedding. It might happen by throwing a baby shower and gathering a crib, diapers, and baby clothes for a young woman who is pregnant and on her own. For special occasions, support happens through Thanksgiving meals, Christmas dinners, Valentine’s Day cookies, and birthday and graduation celebrations. All of these are great ways for you to surround these youth and let them know they are not alone as they face the challenges of starting adulthood on their own.
The Emergency Fund was created after several of our youth requested things like groceries, blankets, gas cards and other emergency needs as their dream. Some of these youth find themselves in urgent situations where their caseworker contacts Dream Makers asking for immediate support. All of these funds are given directly to the youth on a case by case basis.
Each state has a different capacity and offers different community involvement programs based on their staffing and resources. To find out what is available in your state fill out our contact form below and someone will follow up with you promptly.
As a part of helping our youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Your company can fulfill their dreams and support them as they head into adulthood without family support. If you or your company are interested in becoming a part of this life changing program, please contact us for more information.
Thanks to Our Current Sponsors
Red Rocks Church
Escape Velocity Systems
Realities for Children
McDonnell Family Foundation
Lubert Family Foundation
Haro Bikes – John Buultjens
Please select one of the following State or National Tabs for corresponding Staff information
Project Manager San Diego County
South Carolina Staff
Project Manager, South Carolina
Project Manager, Texas
We would love to hear from you. Use our information below, or the Contact Form provided here.
America's Kids Belong
Dream Makers is a program out of America's Kids Belong. America's Kids Belong is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
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