We are so proud that the year-round fundraising efforts of Get Hitched, Give Hope from events like HopeChest, Hopebrew, and our huge bridal gala and fundraiser benefit Dream Foundation, one of our featured charities. Dream Foundation is an amazing organization, compassionately making dreams come true for adults facing life-threatening and terminal illnesses. Their mission is simple,
“For families who have been financially devastated by medical expenses, a dream is the comfort of knowing the heating bill will be paid… For those with young children, it’s creating happy memories and having fun. For young adults, a dream can be meeting a personal hero. And for children facing the impending loss of a parent, a dream is receiving support and compassion.
Our dreamers have received a life expectancy of one year or less, and lack the resources to achieve their dreams on their own. While we cannot cure their diseases, we can dramatically impact the quality of their fragile lives with the joy experienced from a dream come true.”
Just last week, three of our team were privileged to deliver a fantastic dream from Dream Foundation to Charlene in Everett. Charlene was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, on top of her COPD, and getting around has never been more difficult. For her dream, she asked for a night out and seats to a concert for one of her favorite musical groups, Celtic Woman. Dream Foundation’s Dream Granting branch happily assembled a care package with tickets for Charlene and a friend, a check for a nice dinner at a restaurant, some soothing bath products, inspirational reading, and awesome Dream Foundation swag. Charlene was thrilled — and the concert is practically next door, so she’ll be delivered right in the lap of luxury!
Get Hitched, Give Hope team members Laura Marchbanks (VP of Procurement), Krista Simons (VP of Fundraising), Brian Dale (volunteer and sponsor) made up our dream delivery team and were photographed by Kat Speyer (VP of Marketing). Thanks for making it another great dream delivery possible, everyone!!