Volume 3 | Issue 2 | June 2021
Dreaming Big
“While some dreams are made for sleeping, others are made to become a reality.”

Believe in Dreams often ask dreamers the question, “what do you want to do when you grow up?” Recently several youth did not give the typical answers of a professional athlete, teachers, doctors, or police officer. Instead, they shared things like Zookeeper, Pilot, and Paleontologist, to name a few. With the help of community members and dream granters, we are helping them make their dreams a reality. Several Dreamers recently had an opportunity to spend ' a day in the life' with professionals in their desired field, showing them that no dream is too big. 

'Justin', a soon to be fourth grader, has loved dinosaurs his entire life. This resilient youth who has endured several hardships, dreams of being a Paleontologist. Justin's dream came true when he spent a VIP day with a Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum on a day the museum is closed to the public. Through this experience 'Justin' gained a deeper understanding of the profession and a new mentor.

These personalized experiences show our youth that their community believes in them and that their dreams can become a reality through their own motivation and hard work. We focus on our dreamers strengths and provide unforgettable experiences so they know that no dream is too big to reach for.

A Night of Dreams Gala & Auction
Join us for an unforgettable evening of delicious cuisine, cocktails, music, dancing, one-of-a kind auction items and more!

Saturday, August 28, 2021
Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Thank You to our Sponsors
5K Race Running Wild 5K & 1 Mile Walk
Join us Sunday, September 19, 2021 for our 7th annual Running Wild 5k Race, and 1 Mile Walk in Memory of Stacy DiJulius! This race is a time for our community to come together to support youth across Northeast Ohio. There will be music, live entertainment, refreshments, a special pancake celebration, and you will be able to enjoy an entire day at the Zoo! You can register online as a team captain, team member, or individual.
Nonprofit Tuesday July 27th
Help bring happiness to others during happy hour by joining us for Nonprofit Tuesday.

July 27 3pm-12am
Platform Beer Co.
4125 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Mention Believe in Dreams and $1 of every draft sold in their taproom will be donated to support our kids.

In addition, delivery sales that are made mentioning Believe in Dreams will send us 10% of those proceeds!
Our Commitment to Ethical Storytelling
The positive experiences of our Dreamers and families through every touchpoint with Believe in Dreams is our highest priority. As a trauma informed organization, we are always exploring ways to be as transparent as possible with the community about our work while always making a top priority the importance of dream recipients' safety, privacy and ownership over their own stories. 

As we work to expand awareness of our mission and work, we are committed to empowering, and never exploiting, the youth we serve. This is why Believe in Dreams is committed to the “Ethical Storytelling pledge”. As we navigate our ever evolving digital world, this pledge serves as a guide to ensure we share stories in a way that is appropriate, promotes youth empowerment and highlights the strength and resiliency of our youth, not their trauma.  
Visit Ethical Storytelling for more information and to view the pledge. 
Katie Eichenauer, MSSA, LISW-S, Executive Director
Eddie Cheyfitz, Sponsorship & Events Coordinator
Kristen Sklodowski, LISW-S, Dream Fulfillment Supervisor
Paula Vocila, Dream Support Specialists
Michelle Wohlfeiler Bailin, Chief Fundraiser

John R. DiJulius III, Board Chair; Alonzo Blackwell, RHIA; Lesa, Evans; Jeff Kavlick; Erin E. Leebow, Esq.; Rob Platt; DJ Santiago; Harvey Siegel; Egon P. Singerman, Esq.

For a complete list of our Dream Granters, please visit