One of the primary directives of the Delaware Dreams private foundation is to provide for the special needs and/or wishes of Delaware children with a serious illness or health-related hardship.
Delaware Dreams, Inc. has responded to individual cases brought to us by a local children’s hospital when children have been involved in an accident or other health-related tragic circumstances. We support families with needed items for the ill child including clothing, food and any other special needs requested by the family. Sadly, we have even had to help with the funeral expenses for a child when it was found that the family’s financial resources had been drained due to medical expenses.
Beyond the many individual cases, Delaware Dreams, Inc., also sponsors a holiday party and a summer picnic, for the families of children being treated for cancer at the Nemours/A I duPont Hospital for Children. We also co-host a holiday party for Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Sickle Cell Program.
These events offer an opportunity for the entire family to interact in a relaxed atmosphere with the doctors and nurses they have all grown to know, but only in a hospital setting. Simultaneously, the festivities also serve as a source of support for the entire family. These events would not be possible without the tremendous support of the outstanding hospital staff of Nemours/A I duPont Hospital for Children.
How we Support Delaware’s Children:
Since 1987 Delaware Dreams, Inc. has supported Delaware’s children in many ways. Here are a few:
For the families of children being treated for cancer at the Nemours/A I duPont Hospital for Children:
-Delaware Dreams hosts an annual holiday party with gifts for all the children in the family;
-Delaware Dreams hosts an annual summer picnic with games and entertainment;
-Delaware Dreams sponsors a scrapbook therapeutic program for children with cancer and their family;
-Delaware Dreams supports an annual holiday party for Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Sickle Cell Program;
-Through the hospital’s office of Social Work, Delaware Dreams is a resource of support for families during their child’s illness.
For medically-fragile children who require skilled nursing, transitional and palliative care, Delaware Dreams has provided gifts of games, interactive game systems and any other supportive equipment that would system bring hours of entertainment and stimulation to the children staying with the Exceptional Care for Children healthcare facility.
Delaware Dreams supports the National Kidney Foundation serving the Delaware Valley in their mission to educate DE students in how to prevent kidney disease.
Delaware Dreams is proud to support the Delaware FAME program (Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering) by annually awarding a two-year college scholarship to a graduating member of the Delaware FAME program.
Three simple ways you can donate to Delaware Dreams:
You can donate through Square Cash:
– On the web go to: cash.me/$DEdreams
The good folks at Square will do the rest and transfer your donation from your bank to our bank –
Delaware Dreams is a write-in affiliate of the United Way of Delaware. Please support DE Dreams (Specific Care Area Code Number 12697) through United Way of Delaware’s campaign.
Thank you in advance for your kind donation!
Delaware Dreams, Inc.
P.O. Box 1417
Hockessin, DE 19707
Delaware Dreams, Inc. is a Section 501(c) (3) private foundation – IRS No. 51-0301470