We’re starting this snowy 2022 morning feeling thankful for some of the great things that happened in 2021, despite it being such a difficult year.
We are so appreciative of the continued support we receive from our Island community. It’s thanks to our generous donors that we are able to provide support and Dreams to Vancouver Island kids whose lives have been turned upside down due to illness or injury.
In 2021 we applied for a grant from the Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation to help us with a quality of life project. So many of the usual activities and programs that our families participate in have been paused during the pandemic and we wanted to find a way to send some creative activities directly to kids’ homes. The McTavish Academy of Art on the Saanich Peninsula creates wonderful art kits: 3D models to paint and build, with all the needed materials packaged up in a neat box. Funds from our Community Foundation grant allowed us to deliver art kits to our Dream kids on the Saanich Peninsula three times last year. One of our volunteers – and Sidney resident – Jim, made the deliveries for us, checking in with families and seeing the smiles as they received their art boxes.