We Go Beyond Dreams
At The Dream Factory, our mission is to make dreams come true - but an big part of that is ensuring our families feel supported before and after their Dream experience.
Beyond Dreams is our way of reminding our Dream Kids and their families that they are an important part of our Dream Factory family,. It doesn’t matter if their Dream was years ago, or still to come - they are what makes The Dream Factory so special.
This program embodies all of the special moments, experiences, and gifts that we try to create outside of the “Big Dream”. These gestures, often small, are how we’re able to support our Dream Families during an otherwise impossible time.
Dream Family Funds
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 additional financial assistance. These funds may be used for anything the family needs, be it hospital meals, groceries, bills, etc. This is our small way of reminding families that they have an upcoming Dream to look forward to - despite how difficult things may be right now.
Special thanks to our friends at Sobeys Inc. who have generously donated $10,000 in gift cards to support Dream Families in Manitoba!
"The Dream Trip was more than enough, but we were blown away when we learned about the “Dream Family Funds”. These extra funds helped us get ahead on bills and covered some of the unexpected costs we faced as a result of Colten’s illness. As a single income family going through the most difficult time emotionally and financially, you cannot imagine the weight this lifted off our shoulders." - Dream Dad Darrell
Create A Memory
A big part of Beyond Dreams are the moments we are able to create for Dream Kids and their families right here in our community. These memories include tickets to sporting/community events, collaborations with other non-profit organizations, and other special celebrations (check out the video!).
Our goal is always the same: to create fun, unique experiences for kids who have had to miss out on so many things during their difficult treatments.
If you’d like to help create a memory for our Dream Kids - get in touch!
Add Something Special
One of the most unique ways people support Beyond Dreams is by adding a special touch to make a Dream Come True even more special. Here’s a few wonderful examples:
Our friends at Colibri Canada have generously supplied each Dream Kid (and their siblings!) with super cool snack and laundry bags for their Dream Trips!
The good folks at Cinnaholic are helping to ensure each Dream Kid celebrates their birthday in style by creating their very own signature cinnamon bun in-store.
If you think you might have something special to add to a Dream experience, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.
How You Can Help
Going Beyond Dreams is part of the fun here at The Dream Factory - and you can be a part of it!
Whether it is by creating a memory or adding something special, we would love to have you involved in making Dreams even more special for kids in Manitoba battling life-threatening illnesses.