Twas the night before Christmas… and all through the office. Not a creature was working – not even the bosses. Deliver the Dream is a passion for me. Protecting the staff from whatever I see. I assure you my friends, we’ve had a good year; And with 2017 approaching it’s time to be clear. Remember our families as much as you can… Our mission is clear and always on hand. Helping families in crisis to thrive and to grow. Our efforts are strong and will remain ever so. With joy in my Min-Pin heart, I’m happy you see. To play a role in the security patrol that’s expected of me. My hope is your season will be one of great love. Most of all, I hope that our efforts for families will always rise above. With all Best Wishes for a Joyous Season and a very Happy New Year!
Security Guard Fred
As December draws to a close, we want to reflect on all of the wonderful support we have provided to families throughout the year. Families came to us from all different backgrounds, yet they all had something in common… a disease, illness or crisis that unexpectedly changed their lives forever.
These families arrived at a Deliver the Dream retreat timid, unsure of what to expect, feeling vulnerable and afraid even, but through our incredible program – facilitated by professional staff and selfless volunteers – we helped these families bond together, recognize the strength they have inside, conquer their fears and improve their communication skills and ability to trust. Leaving the retreat can be difficult, but family members take comfort in the fact that they now have a big support system that they can count on during good times and bad as they continue on life’s journey.
Deliver the Dream was able to make this dream possible for over 100 families this year and we could not have done it without the funding generated by individuals, businesses and community partners who believe in our mission.
Thank you for making 2016 an incredible year for our families! We ask that you now help us focus on the future and consider making a year-end donation to Deliver the Dream so that we can continue to improve the lives of families facing difficult situations.
Please click HERE to make a 100% tax-deductible donation of any amount to our Family Retreat Program. From our DTD Family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy New Year!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, supporters, guests and volunteers for making this year’s Denim & Diamonds Gala one of the best events yet. We raised much needed funds for our family retreat program in 2017. Thank you!!
Check out the event photos HERE.
RED HOT & IN STYLE IS BACK!
The bachelors & bachelorettes are getting ready to WOW you with their date packages.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Alpine Jaguar Showroom
PRE SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
$60 until January 31:
After Jan. 31 they will be $75!
Want to have your company featured at this exciting event?
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We would like to recognize Jacob Deese as our Volunteer of the Month. Jacob went on his first retreat this past month for families who have a parent with multiple sclerosis. He did an amazing job as a family pal and worked very hard to make sure his family was relaxed and well taken care of the entire weekend. The kids on the retreat loved him and he was such a pleasure to work with! Thank you, Jacob, for joining us and we hope to see you on many more retreats!
The Palmer family from Ocala (From the left- Kylie, Kristina) attended the recent retreat for families who have a parent with multiple sclerosis. “I can't find the words to say thank you in such a way that shows how much it really meant to me. It was an experience I won't forget.”
Thank you to all of our donors for supporting our mission in 2016.
Thank you to all the organizations who continue to refer families to our program. It was a pleasure working with your families this year:
Alex's Place- University of Miami
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
All Children's Hospital
ARC of Broward County
ARC of Martin County
Baptist Children's Hospital
The Bethany Center
Brooks Pediatric Rehabilitation, St. Augustine
Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization
CDC Miami Shores
Children's Bereavement Center
Children's Cancer Center
Children's Medical Services
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida
Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
Epilepsy Services Foundation
Florida Hospital for Children
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Friends of Hope
Golisano Children's Hospital
Good Shepherd Hospice
Growth from Grief
Healthy U Foundation
Hemophilia Treatment Center- University of Miami
Hope Haven Children's Clinic
Hospice by the Sea
Jacksonville Ombudsman Program
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Kids Cancer Foundation
A Kid's Place
Miami Children's Hospital/ Nicklaus Children's Center
Multiple Sclerosis Association
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Multiple Sclerosis Society- South Florida
National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Mid Florida
Nemours Children's Hospital
New Hope for Kids
Operation Sacred Trust
Parent to Parent of Miami
Partners in Care
Pediatric Oncology Support Team
Seminole Family Services
Shands Children's Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
Temple Christian School
Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group
University of Florida at Jacksonville CARD Center
UF Collegiate Veterans Society
University of Miami Health System
Wolfson Children's Hospital
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