‘Twas the night before Christmas… and all through the office

Not a creature was working – not even the bosses.

Deliver the Dream is a passion for me,

Protecting the staff from whatever I see.

I assure you my friends, we’ve had a good year;

And with 2016 approaching it’s time to be clear.

Remember our families as much as you can…

Our mission is clear and always on hand.

Helping families in crises to thrive and to grow,

Our efforts are strong and will remain ever so.

With joy in my Min-Pin heart, I’m happy you see

To play a role in the security patrol that’s expected of me.

My hope is your season will be one of great love

Most of all, I hope that our efforts for families will always rise above.

With all Best Wishes for a Joyous Season and a very Happy New Year!

Security Guard Fred

As December draws to a close, we want to reflect on all of the wonderful support we have provided to families throughout the year. Families came to us from all different backgrounds, yet they all had something in common… a disease, illness or crisis that unexpectedly changed their lives forever.

These families arrived at a Deliver the Dream retreat timid, unsure of what to expect, feeling vulnerable and afraid even, but through our incredible program – facilitated by professional staff and selfless volunteers – we helped these families bond together, recognize the strength they have inside, conquer their fears and improve their communication skills and ability to trust. Leaving the retreat can be difficult, but family members take comfort in the fact that they now have a big support system that they can count on during good times and bad as they continue on life’s journey.

One father, widowed when his wife passed away from lung cancer leaving him to raise his 10-year-old son alone, summed up his experience perfectly, “Last Friday, I came here empty of emotional support… today, I’m full.” Deliver the Dream was able to make this dream possible for over 100 families this year and we couldn’t have done it without the funding generated by individuals, businesses and community partners who believe in our mission.

Thank you for making 2015 an incredible year for our families! We ask that you now help us focus on the future and consider making a year-end donation to Deliver the Dream so that we can continue to improve the lives of families facing difficult situations.

Please click here to make a 100% tax-deductible donation of any amount to our Family Retreat Program. http://www.deliverthedream.org/contact/donate-sp-27354.html

From our DTD Family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy New Year!


RED HOT & IN STYLE IS BACK!

The bachelors & bachelorettes are getting ready to WOW you with their date packages.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

6:30 PM

Alpine Jaguar Showroom

PRE SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

$60 until January 31:

After Jan. 31 they will be $75!

http://www.deliverthedream.org/get-involved/red-hot-a-in-style-2016.html

Want to have your company featured at this exciting event?
Contact Krista for sponsorship information: kdinnerman@deliverthedream.org
or 954-564-3512

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended our 12th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala! It was an extremely incredible success. We raised more than $360,000 for our family retreat program!! We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Check out the gala photos by CLICKING HERE

The Brady’s Heroes Inaugural Celebrity Golf Classic on Nov. 7 was an astounding success, with Deliver the Dream receiving a $10,000 gift from Brady’s Heroes Charitable Foundation! We are so incredibly grateful to have been included in this golf event that not only supported five worthy charities, it also honored veterans and soldiers.

We also want to send a special THANK YOU out to the companies and individuals who supported Deliver the Dream for this event:

  GrayRobinson Stewart Vacation Ownership
  Polenberg Cooper Everyware
  Unger & Kowitt Coral Air Conditioning
  Kinderquest Moss & Associates
 

DTD is teaming up with The Honda Classic’s Birdies for Children program again to help raise funds for our organization. Make a pledge of $20 or more and you can submit a guess for the number of birdies you think will be made in the 2016 Honda Classic. 110% of the pledge goes directly to DTD – that’s right, they will match 10% of every pledge! The person who guesses correctly wins a NEW HONDA VEHICLE! How awesome is that? If there is a tie, there will be a blind drawing to determine the winner.

Learn more and make your pledge here:
http://www.thehondaclassic.com/birdies-for-children/donate/deliverthedream/


March 3 – Red Hot & In Style (Alpine Jaguar Showroom)

April 6 – Community Champions Awards (NSU Art Museum)

April 15/16 – Fishing for the Dream (Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club)

May 12 – Red Hot & In Style for the LGBT Community (Village Pub)

August 6 – Bowling Tournament (Brunswick Margate Lanes)

November 5 – Denim & Diamonds Gala (Marriott Harbor Beach Resort)

Our volunteer of the month is Rachel Ferguson! Rachel is a student at the University of Florida and has been on two retreats with Deliver the Dream. Rachel was a wonderful volunteer at our retreat for families who have a parent with multiple sclerosis. She worked hard to make sure her family was relaxed and taken care of. Baby Elias loved Rachel as a family pal! We can’t wait to have her volunteer with us again in the future. Thank you for all you do, Rachel!

The Ziemba-Nero family from Sanford (from the left- Shannon, Kyle and Elias) attended the recent retreat for families who have a parent with multiple sclerosis. “Literally EVERYONE had a blast!! It really was such a life changing experience!”

 



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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: (954) 564-3512
Fax: (954) 564-4385

1-888-OUR DREAM (687-3732)
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