I hope you are enjoying the nice warm long nights and the beautiful pool weather during the day. Speaking of pools, I was out lounging the other day, and as Deliver the Dream's official security officer, I wanted to remind you all to play it safe in the pool this summer. Also, don't forget your sunscreen. Reapply as much as possible!
Usually things slow down here at Deliver the Dream in the summer but not this year. We're working hard to organize tons of fun events this summer and fall.
Our bowling tournament is going to be super fun with tons of prizes and a cool super hero costume contest. I love the fishing tournament because I get to enjoy delicious fresh fish! Our gala this year is going to be the best one yet! I'll let you know more details soon. And I'm excited for our inaugural golf tournament - I can't wait to take selfies with the celebrities golfing with us!
Stay safe this month and I'll see you soon!
We are so excited to announce that we are completely sold out for our superhero themed Bowling Tournament taking place on Saturday, June 14, at Diamond Strike Lanes! Our bowlers will be ensured a fun time with a costume contest, trivia games, prizes, and much, much more!
Get your boats docked and rods ready for this year’s, Fishing for the Dream, Family Fishing Tournament on the weekend of June 20-21 at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. Win cash prizes as well as trophies for the top angling ability! We’re currently accepting boats to be registered, but hurry before all spots fill!
Need more information? Contact Venetia Timm at Venetia.email@example.com
We’ve had a busy half of the year and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you – our supporters and DTD family. Thank you so much. We're so excited for the second half of the year - bowling and fishing in the summer and our Denim & Diamonds Gala and Inaugural Smiles and Dreams golf tournament in the fall.
Fore! We are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with Little Smiles to debut our inaugural celebrity golf tournament! The tournament Smiles & Dreams, will be on November 10 at Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood Fl. Don’t miss out on a great day on the green! Sponsorship opportunities and foursome registrations are now available. Contact Elizabeth Coomber for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 954.564.3512
We are excited to announce that we have not one intern this summer but two! Katherine attends Georgia Southern University and is interning with Deliver the Dream and Gilda’s Club South Florida where she can positively support and impact children and families experiencing crisis or an illness. She is working on her Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Development with Emphasis in Child Life and a Minor in Psychology. Katherine is the perfect fit to work hands-on with our families.
Samantha attends Florida State University and is interning with Deliver the Dream as a way to fulfill an editing internship but also share her passion of non-profits. She is double majoring in Marking and Editing, Writing, and Media and minoring in Hospitality. She is just what we need to help us with all of our writing needs and events. We are so happy to have this dynamic duo!
We hosted our 2nd annual Red Hot and In Style Event for the LGBT community on May 8. It was a great success raising nearly $20,000 to help Deliver the Dream families. The event was loved by all who attended; guests had fun bidding on eligible bachelor and bachelorettes, perusing silent auction items, and of course being entertained by the hosts of the night Malcolm Neitzey and Joe Posa, in the persona of Joan Rivers.
Sheena (mom), Gerisha (19), Heaven (12), Ja’hiem (11), Daniel (10), Jondarian (10), Ryan (7), Jada(5), Elijah (4)
The Bibbins family from Bradenton attended the April 25-27, 2014 retreat for families who have a child with a craniofacial condition. “Our favorite activity for the weekend was the outdoor extravaganza!”
Adam is our videographer this year, charged with creating our newest Deliver the Dream video that will debut at our Denim & Diamonds Gala on Oct. 25.
Adam Alvarez is a producer with 10+ years of experience in the film and video industry. A graduate of Full Sail University, he has helped to produce content for clients such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Seagate Technologies and EA Sports. He has also worked in the camera department on television shows such as Bravo TV's "Top Chef" and SyFy Channel's "Opposite Worlds." The thing that he loves most about his career is being able to create while learning about the world around him.
Families who have a child with cancer at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, FL
**This retreat is sponsored by Aetna**
Families who have a parent or child with epilepsy at River Ranch in Lake Wales, FL
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OR REFERRING A FAMILY TO ONE OF OUR 2014 RETREATS?
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? CONTACT ELIZABETH
We are very excited to announce that we have been renamed as the recipient of their 2015 gala!!!
The Sun Sentinel has partnered with the Doyle Foundation for the “Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence,” spotlighting the impact nonprofits are making in our community. Deliver the Dream has been selected as the recipient of the “Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence” for the month of June! As part of the recognition, we will be featured in a full-page write up on June 18 in the Society Scene publication’s Broward edition. Be on the lookout!
We are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Paul Withrow, was recognized by TBN-Miami and will be featured in a segment of “Joy In Our Town”. He shared with the program and their audience what our program does for local families. This 15 min segment will be airing at a later date and time and we will be sure to keep you posted.
Looking to be stylish in the kitchen AND help out a great cause? Deliver the Dream will receive a $5 donation for every apron purchased through www.Justice4Autism.org (Scroll down the left hand side and click on Aprons 4 Autism).
If you do, you could be helping Deliver the Dream just by shopping!
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us – all you have to do is shop on this site and choose Deliver the Dream as the charitable organization of your choice.
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Support Deliver the Dream by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com!
Thank you to Little Smiles for continuing to support Deliver the Dream.
Erick hosted a fundraising event at VooDoo BBQ and Grill in Pembroke Pines and raised $500 for our retreat children. Thanks to Erick we can continue to give each retreat child a "Hope the Bear" teddy!
We would also like to wish Erick a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! He turns 10 this month!
You can also donate to his cause HERE