A Message from our Executive Director
A lot has changed in the last 8 months, but some things haven’t. Children are still getting sick, children are still being diagnosed, and children still need our support. The demand for our support programs has increased dramatically.
And Dreams are alive and well. If anything they are more important than even. Dreams represent hope, something to look forward to, the promise of a better time ahead.
We are working regularly with Dream children who have non-travel Dreams and for those with travel Dreams, to schedule trips when it is safe and appropriate to do so. All Dream trips will happen, but only when the time is right.
We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from our community. Traditional fundraisers have been reimagined and new initiatives are taking place, both big and small. Every little bit makes a difference as we will continue to feel the impact of Covid-19 for many, many months to come.
Thank you for your past and continued support. Your generosity lets our families know that someone cares.
Our best wishes to you all –
Help Fill A Dream
Help Fill a Dream
Putting a smile on the face of child is a magical feeling. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition a family’s focus becomes their child, their medical appointments and treatment; there’s no time for anything else. Since 1986 Help Fill a Dream Foundation has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenge.
Support comes in all sorts of ways. When families are in survival mode the Bear Essentials program provides a lifeline. We try to pick up the practical and financial worry, allowing parents to focus on the most important thing: the health of their child.
After treatment is finished it is time for the child who has been through so much to have a Dream fulfilled. These Dreams are powerful things for children with life-threatening conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, childhood cancers or cystic fibrosis.
In the past year Help Fill A Dream has raised over three quarters of a million dollars, and over 300 families were supported. With donor support we can continue to make the impossible, possible. Never underestimate the power of dreams, or the role you could play in helping fill them.
Since 1986, Help Fill a Dream has made more than 2,800 dreams come true. But there’s always more to do. And you can help. Click here to help fill a child’s dream.Read More