2016 Dream Campaign Underway

Local businesses sought for more than 75 "Dreamers"


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dreams Come True of Jacksonville is reaching out to local businesses and the community to support the 2016 Dream campaign. The requests come from First Coast children who have life-threatening illnesses and include a theme park trip, s shopping spree, a horseback ride and a vacation to a distant city. In order to make the dreams come true, the organization has launched a 2016 campaign and is asking for a pledge of $3,000 for 75  dreams.

“Our mission is that every child from the First Coast who is battling a life-threatening illness has the chance to experience the hope and joy of a dream fulfilled,” said Sheri Criswell, executive director of Dreams Come True. “We serve the children and their families throughout their medical journey and rely on the generosity of our local community to make dreams possible. Thanks to the support of many local businesses, we are off to a good start. We still have a long way to go and many more dreams to fill, and I’m confident with the support of the business community in Jacksonville, we will reach our goal.”

Since the beginning of this year, 11 companies have donated funds for 13 Dreamers. Every penny donated goes to fulfill the Dream and the charity has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Support for the Dream campaign will be accepted thru June 30. Funds can be given as a corporate donation, or they can be raised throughout the campaign by forming teams and participating in online and in-person fundraising activities. To pledge your support, contact Lynn Betros, development director of Dreams Come True at lynn@dreamscometrue.org or at (904) 296-3030.