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Believe in Dreams1 day ago
We want to recognize a Believe in Dreams ambassador: Brian Hooper ("Hoop"), who owns Hooper Homes. Believe in Dreams had a very deserving child whose Dream was a Bedroom Makeover. She wanted a cool new room to start the new school year outright. She has been living in poverty and has endured abuse and neglect. She tries to stay positive and has a really big heart.

Hoop generously donated his time to complete a full room makeover. However, Hoop didn’t stop there. He also went above & beyond by completing other needed repairs in her home. Believe in Dreams is so grateful to Hoop and our whole Dream Grantor community for the impact you are helping us make in the lives of children.
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Believe in Dreams1 day ago
With heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your service, sacrifice, and patriotism on this Veterans Day and every day. #thankyouveterans #BID #BIDCLE #DreamsComeTrue #BIDforkids
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Believe in Dreams4 days ago
Congratulations to Lavarrion and Kevon of Fairfax! Both young men were nominated to receive a ‘Dream’ through Believe in Dreams Foundation. Lavarrion and Kevon received a family trip to Kalahari, flight lessons with a pilot, Marine uniforms and more!
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Believe in Dreams1 week ago
Free tutoring and homework help!
Love our libraries!❤️ #believeland
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Believe in Dreams1 week ago
Check out Mark Szorady, creator of the George, comic, sharing about how he will be helping grant a dream.
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Monday Morning Mailbag 11 04 2019
Monday Morning Mailbag for November 4, 2019 Believe in Dreams: https://www.believeindreams.org/ For more information contact: eddie@believeindreams.org/ Panc...
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Believe in Dreams3 weeks ago
Day Dreaming! Thank you #dreamgranters Top Floor Gymnastics & Dance Center LTD Suzanne Friedman Singerman

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1 day ago
With heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your service, sacrifice, and patriotism on this Veterans Day and every day. #thankyouveterans #BID #BIDCLE #DreamsComeTrue #BIDforkids https://t.co/clv0JF16Id
2 months ago
Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships https://t.co/tvMarlkJfx
4 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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4 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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4 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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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.