Merry Christmas! I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported the Day Dreams Foundation this year. We surpassed our $1,000 goal to print marketing materials and applications. In December alone, we have already raised $800 online! For a brand new non-profit, that’s unbelievable. The most encouraging thing has been when I receive email notifications about new donations and I don’t recognize the name of the donor. It’s one thing for your friends and family to support your cause, but it’s another thing entirely when the general public starts to back the organization. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Here’s what donor Barbara Peterson had to say when she made her donation:
I was so excited to learn about your new Day Dreams Foundation. When I was 10 years old, one of my friends played Khoury League softball and wanted me to join her team. Her dad was actually the coach. My mother, who was raising five kids by herself, couldn’t afford the registration fee. Her father paid my entry fee. That small gesture changed the arc of my life in so many positive ways. I have never forgotten his kindness.
There are so many kids in our Columbia community who are in need of a similar opportunity. We strongly believe that participating in an extracurricular activity can have a tremendous impact on a child’s development.
Applications for our scholarships will launch on January 1, 2015. Please help us hit the ground running and award as many scholarships as possible in the New Year. We’ve launched a bold new fundraising campaign for the last six days of 2014. We’re hoping to raise $2,014 before 2015 starts! If you hadn’t heard, our IRS tax exempt status was approved, so all donations are tax deductible! Please consider making a donation today!
– Joe Bradley, Day Dreams Foundation President