The Dream Factory launched our very first National
donation campaign on May 1st - #Giveitup4dreams!
Join us and #giveitup4dreams to help grant the
dreams of critically and chronically ill children!
Accept the challenge, create your video,
challenge your friends, and make a
donation to make a difference in the life
of a child!
These children give up things that we take for
granted EVERY DAY.
Their childhood is overrun by pain, fear, doctors
appointments, trips to the hospital, injections,
medication, stress, and so much more.
The most influential people in life are usually the
ones who face the most challenges, like our Dream
Kids! We are always so inspired and motivated by
their positive attitudes and joy for life!
You can Make A Difference just by making a small
For more information visit our #giveitup4dreams
website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram,
Valentine's Day is right around the corner.
Like, literally staring us in the face. Reminding
those who have yet to plan something special,
that they are almost out of time and they better
hurry up - or be in trouble. Reminding those that
are single, that chocolate goes on sale the day
Valentine's Day is a reminder to show the people
we love that they are incredibly important to us.
To show them that they are beautiful, handsome,
caring, supportive, amazing people. Valentine's
Day is more than just flowers and chocolate.
More than a fancy dinner or a night out on the town.
It is a day to say thank you. It is a day to remind
your Valentine how much they mean to you.
So we, at The National Headquarters of the
Dream Factory, have only one question...
To ALL of our amazing volunteers...
Will you be our Valentine?
Yes we can just hear you now.. Wow that was really
corny? Are they serious? They can't be serious..
But we are!
The Dream Factory, Inc. is the largest volunteer-
driven children’s wish-granting organization in the
United States. We proudly operate using a grass-
roots approach, with more than 30 chapters run
by hundreds of EXTREMELY dedicated volunteers who
have granted thousands of dreams since 1980.
These volunteers are the foundation of everything
we stand for! They are the hope bringers and the
smile makers. They are the most valuable asset that
our organization has.
Granting a child’s dream provides them, and their
families, with a little bit of happiness, hope, and
relief from the daily stress they face. Dreams
create memories that provide these children and
their families with the fuel to fight through
emotional and financial difficulties.
Without our volunteers, we wouldn't be granting
So this Valentine's day don't just show your
significant other how much you care about them.
Make a difference in the lives of people around you.
Become a Volunteer.
Ours are the greatest people we know.
With W-2s arriving at the end of January,
taxes should be on your mind.
I know, I know. You're over there thinking
"What do my taxes have to do with a child's dream?"
"Why am I even reading this?"
I'll tell you why. It is time to pull out the
receipts, thank you notes, and correspondences
that prove that you made a donation to a non-
profit organization in 2015, because they are tax
What is a tax deduction? Well in essence it is a
reduction in your tax liability. The boring,
technical definition is "a deduction from gross
income that arises due to various types of expenses
incurred by a taxpayer. Tax deductions are removed
from taxable income (adjusted gross income) and
(*here is the important part*) thus lower the
overall tax expense liability"
The short and sweet explanation: you can owe less,
end up owing nothing, or *gasp*...
...get more "dough" back!
Because The Dream Factory is classified as a 501(c)3
not-for-profit organization by the IRS and since you
received no goods or services for your contribution,
donations made are 100% deductible. We suggest that
you consult your tax advisor for specific
instructions regarding the deduction of this
contribution, that way you will get the most out of
So, not only are you helping GRANT A DREAM and
provide hope, happiness, and relief to a critically
or chronically ill child and their family when you
donate to The Dream Factory, but you are also
getting a tax deduction! Can you believe it?!
I don't think it gets any better than that.
Don't freak out if you didn't make any charitable
donations in 2015, because we have you covered for
2016 taxes! Get started now by visiting
and clicking donate. Make a difference and get some
of your tax money back too!
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