Phone bank brings in over $9K in donations to help ‘Dreams Come True’ for children battling life-threatening illnesses

Nearly $384,000 raised between phone bank and Saturday’s 5K

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The nonprofit Dreams Come True needs your help to make its 40th year the most magical year for local children battling life-threatening illnesses.

Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally-based dream-granting organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to children in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia who are going through a difficult and often terrifying time with their illnesses.

Channel 4 partnered with Dreams Come True to make an event out of your generous giving. We held a phone bank to raise money to fund dreams for these deserving children.

If you missed the phone bank, you can still donate here now to help them reach their goal!

The phone bank made $9,250 in donations on Monday night. The Dreams Come True 5K at UNF brought in $375,000, making a total of $384,250 toward the $400,000 goal.

The average cost of a dream is $7,500, and since 1984, the nonprofit has fulfilled the dreams of more than 4,500 children. No eligible child is ever denied a dream and no child is ever placed on a waiting list.

Unless otherwise designated by a donor, 100% of all donations go directly toward dream fulfillment.

WATCH: Blake, a dreamer who stopped by The Morning Show on Wednesday, stepped into the weather center like a pro to help Katie with the forecast: