Volume 2 | Issue 4 | March 2020
Believe in Our Community
Hello BID Family,
While we are on a hold with fulfilling dream experiences during this time, we wanted to reach out to our community and check in. We know times are tough right now and  we will get through this together.  One of our core values at Believe in Dreams is 'meaningful service'. With that focus, we are doing what we can to support our dreamer families and communities in need right now. Check out what we've been up to and how you can get involved!

Believe in Dreams has put together a list of community resources for our dreamer families. This list has been sent to them directly and can also be accessed through the link below. Feel free to share it.
Lend a Helping Hand Without Leaving the House
Our dreamers need hope now more than ever. They need to know their community values them. If you are asking yourself how you can make an impact for the greater good, please visit the attached Amazon links. There you can purchase requested basic need items to be sent directly to our dreamer families who requested them. Names and addresses are kept private. Thank you for making a difference and supporting this community!
Believe in Dreams will continue to check in with our dreamer families during this time and as needs arise we will be posting their wish lists on our Facebook page (keeping names and addresses of the families private). If you haven't already, please click here to like/follow our Facebook page so you receive notifications: www.facebook.com/believeindreamsorg/
Community Partner Dreams Covid-19 Support for Families
While we typically complete 5 community partner dreams per year, due to current circumstances, we have allocated assistance to 13 of our nominating partners who are working on the front lines providing food and basic need items to our dreamer community.

Click the link to view a list of organizations receiving our support and how they are allocating resources: Community Partner Dreams
If you would like to donate directly to to these efforts or to our community partner dreams, please click on the following link and type "community" in the comments section of your donation. https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/UWye0HGgjDJ_fNR68cs_WA
Dreams Fulfilled
Hope During Uncertain Times
4 year old Kevin has been through a lot for such a young boy. He witnessed his father abusing his mother and his father ended up going to prison. His mother has done everything she can to keep him safe from her family, who struggles with drug addiction, and give him a better life. Kevin loves to swim and all he dreamed of was to go down a water slide. For his 5th birthday, Believe in Dreams sent Kevin and his family on an overnight getaway to Great Wolf Lodge where he got to go down the waterslide as many times as he wanted. Packaged with this dream was a new swimsuit, towels, goggles, flip flops, food, lodging, a birthday party, and swimming lessons for 6 weeks.
Platinum Seal of Transparency
Are you familiar with Guidestar? Guidestar is the world's largest source of information on Nonprofit organizations. We all want to help in uncertain times and it's difficult to know where to donate our hard earned $. Each Seal from Bronze to Platinum is a way for organizations to share key information, all in one place, so funders can make educated decisions about where they want to the world a better place. (continue reading)
A Heartfelt Thank You
We are so grateful to all our supporters for making the 2nd Annual Night of Dreams Gala a success! With the money you helped us raise at this year’s Gala, we are on our way to granting as many dreams as possible this year.

2020 Gala Report:
  • Attendance: 202 in attendance (sold out)
  • Total Raised: $221,000; that's 48% of what we need to raise this year to stay on track towards fulfilling our dream goals
Save the date for next year’s Gala - Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. We need you! If you are interested in serving on our Gala Committee, please contact Tonya Grimes right away to discuss: 814-977-4065 or tonya@believeindreams.org
We would like to thank the following Gala sponsors for being DreamGranters:
John Roberts Spa, The DiJulius Group, Coit Cleaning & Restoration, Dan Richards, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Olympic Steel, Tom & Alison Beckmeyer, OLR America, Direct Recruiters, Embrescia Wealth Management, Stratos Wealth Partners, Oswald Companies, Lincoln Financial, Warren Anderson, Accurate Steel, Yours Truly Restaurants, The Weilacher Group-Morgan Stanley
2020 Events
Annual 5k Race
in Memory of Stacy DiJulius
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Sunday, September 20
We appreciate your help in forwarding this newsletter to your friends and family so they can be introduced to the work of Believe in Dreams. Encourage them to use this link to sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter:
Adatasol, The DiJulius Group, John Robert's Spa

Alicat Fishing Team-Tom & Alison Beckmeyer, Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services,
Dan Richards, Dave Potts Sr. & Family, Eddie & Kathy Cheyfitz, Gene Roberts & Family,
John R. DiJulius III, Marc Blaushild-Famous Enterprises, Mastrantoni Family Foundation, Talent Launch

For a complete list of our Dream Granters, please visit