The Dream Factory, founded in 1983, was the first dream granting organization in Canada. We are a Manitoba-based charity and are proud to say that all of our Dream Kids are from Manitoba and all funds raised help local kids.
In working with the medical community, we learned that despite families being excited to have a Dream come true, many of our Dream Families were struggling with the financial strain that comes along with having a sick child. Increased medical bills, hospital parking, and time needed off of work are all factors that play a big role for families taking care of a child with a life-threatening illness.
To help our families, The Dream Factory established the Dream Family Fund, which provides our families with some additional financial assistance. These funds may be used for anything the family needs help with such as rent, hospital meals, groceries, other bills, etc. This is our small way of reminding families that they are part of The Dream Factory family and have an upcoming Dream to look forward to - despite how difficult things may be.
A dream come true for a child suffering from a life-threatening illness provides them with a break from countless hospital visits, needle pokes, grueling medical treatments and painful surgeries. The delight and excitement in their eyes when they find out their special dream is going to come true is all you need to see to understand the impact that having a dream come true has on our Dream Kids. Having a dream come true provides a child with hope, joy, and ultimately happy childhood memories during an otherwise very difficult time.