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Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams6 days ago
Did you know you can directly help make dreams come true through our Amazon Wishlist?
Siblings, 'Tommy' and 'Caroline' are ages 5 and 6. They have experienced extreme poverty, multiple traumas, and are currently in foster care. Both children are working hard to overcome these challenges. 'Tommy' and 'Caroline' are taking steps every day to learn how to cope with what life has thrown at them. Neither has ever had their own new toys, only second-hand. Both children expressed their dreams to experience the joy of ripping apart a brand new box with a new truck or doll in it.
Help us show 'Tommy' and 'Caroline' that their community values them and allow them to experience the joy of receiving a new toy - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/216XU2X9J72N6/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams2 weeks ago
Thank you to all who came out to run, walk, sponsor and support our Dreamers! Photos curtesy of @scottpeasephotography. Thank you Scott for your time and talent. #dreamgranters #dreambig #believeindreams
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 month ago
Love our TalentLaunch family! Such a fun, creative way to support our dreamers!
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 month ago
Are you available on 9/22? Please consider lending a helping hand by volunteering at our race. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, pancake breakfast, and full admission to the Cleveland Metropark Zoo for the day. lovehttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4AAEAE2CA1F58-bid5kr
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 month ago
A special thank you to Holly & NIHCA - National Independent Health Club Association for your support of our dreamers! #dreamgranters
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 month ago
Have you checked this out?

@BIDforkids

3 weeks ago
Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships https://t.co/tvMarlkJfx
3 months ago
Get yourself a burrito and support a GREAT cause!
Join us at Chipotle: 6901 Rockside Rd., Ste 103 in Independence TOMORROW (July 23rd) from 4:00-8:00pm! #BID https://t.co/5atApGhHq3
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3 months ago
Get yourself a burrito and support a GREAT cause!
Join us at Chipotle: 6901 Rockside Rd., Ste 103 in Independence on July 23rd from 4:00-8:00pm! #BID #BIDCLE https://t.co/yuBJgVBCvN
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3 months ago
Tomorrow, July 11th, we will be granting our 200th Dream! Thank you to all of our supporters who have made this possible!

#BID #BIDCLE https://t.co/DJlbt4Jg0J
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3 months ago
Join us on July 15th for our After-Golf Fundraiser! What could be better than a buffet, open bar, great auction items and beautiful views. Please RSVP by July 10th!
#BID #BIDCLE #BIDKids https://t.co/DFR4AsfQQV
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The Believer Quarterly News – September 2019 https://conta.cc/30xPbbC

The Believer Quarterly News – April 2019 https://conta.cc/2XyewBa

 

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“Why don’t you share more details about the dreamers and what they’ve been through?”
“Why don’t you post more pictures of dreamers on social media?”

Believe in Dreams works very hard to protect the privacy of our dreamers and their families. This may be due to multiple traumas experienced or ongoing safety risks related to a trauma that a dreamer has endured. We deeply respect the privacy of the families we work with and make sure that they maintain full ownership over their story and how it’s shared. Unfortunately, many children we work with have experienced domestic violence or foster care. When serving children in this situation, safety is always our number one priority. Thankfully, there are state laws that protect children in foster care from being exploited and their images are not permitted to be shared publicly when they are in custody of the state.

We enter the lives of our Dreamers and families often when they are overcoming some of the most difficult challenges humans experience. Permission to take photos or videos is not a requirement to receive a dream. We understand that this makes it more difficult to spread awareness about the work of our organization and we are up to this challenge. We share minimal hardship category information with direct-to-dream donors to ensure the donor has enough detail to understand who they are helping grant a dream for. The Dreamer families then maintain ownership over the details of their own story to share as they see fit. When photos and videos are able to be taken, our dream coordinators work with the families to ensure informed consent is given as to how we can share those images. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us maintain dreamer safety & privacy.