#giveitup4dreams

The Dream Factory launched our very first National
donation campaign on May 1st - #Giveitup4dreams!

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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.

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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
donation!

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For more information visit our #giveitup4dreams 
website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, 
and Twitter!
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Love The Time You Spend (Volunteering)

Valentine's Day is right around the corner.

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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
after (Yipee!). 

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.

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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?

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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 
dreams.

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.

How to Make the Most of Your Investment in a Child’s Dream

With W-2s arriving at the end of January, 
taxes should be on your mind.
               
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 "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 
deductible. 

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!

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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 
your investment!

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 
                 www.dreamfactoryinc.org 
and clicking donate. Make a difference and get some
of your tax money back too!

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