Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 day ago
We have seen a large number of kids enter foster care recently due to addiction. Kids should be able to just be kids. That is why we do what we do, with your help.

"CARDOZA: Another thing you can do is support a child's developing interests. Go for a hike. Bake a cake. Kick around a ball. Lastly, let kids be kids because when a parent is struggling with addiction, children often take on a lot of grown-up responsibilities - cooking, cleaning, looking after younger siblings. And so anytime these children aren't expected to be little adults, it's healing."

Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams2 days ago
Congratulations to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa (one of our Gala sponsors) for their outstanding Forbes award and recognition!
"Falling Rock/Aqueous: Smiles all around as Falling Rock Boutique Hotel celebrates receiving the prestigious 2020 Forbes Five Star; Number one overall and number one in service in the world versus global brands benchmark list. This is the third consecutive year that Falling Rock has received the Forbes Five Star!"
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams7 days ago
Congrats Katie Gross and thank you for choosing Believe in Dreams as this quarter’s charity!
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams1 week ago
Check out all of the best moments from A Night of Dreams Gala last weekend! Special thanks to our sponsors Studio K Photography (Mentor, Ohio) and David Sands Photography for capturing the evening!
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams2 weeks ago
Thank you Ron Kotar for donating your time and talents to Believe in Dreams’ Gala and the hundreds of pictures you took! Looking for a great photographer? Then you will want to do business with Ron!


3 months 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
5 months ago
Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships https://t.co/tvMarlkJfx
7 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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7 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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Additional Resources

Effects of Poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

Resilience & Protective Factors

Local Community Resource Links

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December 2019 Newsletter


Message from Katie

WOW! What a year! Thanks to the help of this FABULOUS community, Believe in Dreams fulfilled 75 customized dream experiences for AMAZING, resilient youth this year! We have fulfilled 237 dreams since we began and increased nominating partnerships to over 30 child service organizations. We also hosted our 2nd Annual Dreamer Alumni event that gave us an opportunity to reconnect with past dreamers and their families as well as give the dreamers the opportunity to meet each other and develop life long friendships. But that’s not all! Thanks to our generous dream granter community, we established the Keep Dreaming initiative, connecting past dreamer families with short notice, local sporting & cultural event opportunities. Finally, we are very proud to share that we reached our Platinum seal of transparency on Guidestar this year, the highest level a non-profit can reach.

Believe in Dreams is starting to grow, getting our name out there and building our reputation, but there is still much work to be done. To remain a lean organization, fulfilling our mission with 5 full time staff, interns and volunteers, your support is crucial. If you have been moved by the work we’re doing, there are some quick, easy, no cost ways you can help us. Please like and follow our social media channels and help us spread the word. Also you can assign Believe in Dreams as your charity partner on smile.amazon.com and .5% of all your purchases will be donated to BID. If you would like to get involved by volunteering or fundraising opportunities, please go to believeindreams.org/give/ to learn more.

Moving into 2020, we plan to fulfill at least 90 life impacting dreams right here in Northeast Ohio. We will be increasing volunteer opportunities, establishing a parent advisory group and, with your continued support, we plan to offer more opportunities for the wonderful youth in our community.
As we wind down 2019 and make time to cherish memories with those we hold dearest, we wish yours a dreamy new year full of comfort and joy.
Happy New Year!


September 2019 Newsletter

Frequently Asked Questions: 

“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.

BID Newsletters

The Believer Quarterly News – September 2019 https://conta.cc/30xPbbC

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