Monday, November 20, 2017

Calling All Volunteers and Supporters!

IPA students collecting and wrapping gifts!

It’s time for our 6th Annual
Operation Holiday Heroes!

Christmas Hope!
We're gearing up to make the holidays brighter once again for the 19 military families at the Tripler Hospital's Fisher House.  It's like the famous Ronald McDonald House, but Fisher House Hawaii takes care of our U.S. military families. They house the families of sick, injured or wounded soldiers, veterans and their family members. And, they are ALWAYS full! 

Lots of Smiles!
Right now, there is a waiting list to get in!  At Fisher House, they believe that "families are good medicine" and we know that’s true! We learned that same lesson when our mom went through cancer treatment 10 years ago.

We'll keep you posted for Fisher House fundraising events in Hawaii and our wrapping party, in case you’d like to join us. If you'd like to drop off gifts or goodies, please do!  And, we will be purchasing Walmart gift certificates, flashlights, blankets, games, toys and everyday supplies for the residents, so if you want to volunteer or donate, we appreciate your support!

Tripler Hosp. Comm. Barr Awards IPA
In early December, I will be delivering the gifts with my IPA classmates, where we will share a meal and sing Christmas carols together! This is one of my favorite days of the year!

Happy Holidays! Love, Hannah

Ps. Here's a quick video from our very first "Operation Holiday Heroes" that helps to remind us of why we need to get involved and how much fun this event is!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

California Wildfire UPDATE...

Thank you all who have donated money, gift cards, clothes, and supplies to help families devastated by the Northern California wildfires! To date we have been able to make donations to first responders and other families who have lost their homes, cars, furniture and everything! Many of these people had to flee their homes in the middle of the night with just the clothes on their back!
Some generous donors are matching the first $10,000.00 in donations so we can help ease the burden on the families we have met over the past few weeks! 
The Walker Family
You can read some of their stories above on the "California Fire - Stories" tab. "CLICK HERE FOR STORIES"

And it’s not too late if you want to donate before the holiday’s! 
We appreciate you! 

Hannah and the California Dream Team

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dear First Responders,

Thank you for always taking care of us.
Now it's our turn to take care of you.

The stories are pouring in.  As  wildfires swept through neighborhoods in Northern California, many first responders lost their own homes as they were busy helping to evacuate residents and save lives.   

Dozens of doctors and nurses lost their homes while helping to evacuate people from the hospital during the fire. The Mill Valley
Fire Chief lost his home in the fire and then went back to work trying to help others. “At least 40 Bay Area firefighters have lost their homes in the Santa Rosa, Napa, and Sonoma firestorm, according to Marin Professional Firefighters.” The homes of two Novato Police Department employees were destroyed. And the stories are just beginning to emerge.

The Dream Team is starting our fundraiser to help our dedicated and awesome first responders and other victims of the Northern California Wildfires. Just like we did for Hurricane Harvey, we will be helping out by donating directly to families who are struggling because of the fires, one story at a time, one family at a time.

Thank you all who have reached out to donate and ask how you can help! We are grateful for all of our donors who have put your faith and trust in us over all these years. Now the emergency is in our own back yard.

Thank you so much!      
Hannah Button & The Bay Area Dream Team 

To all new donors – Dream of a Better World is a 501(c)3 non-profit, run by kids. Our motto is, “you are never too young, or too old, to make a difference.” We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for needs on all 7 continents. It’s our turn to help, one story at a time. 100% of all donations will go to help first responders and other families impacted by the Northern California fires.

If you'd like to DONATE... Please CLICK 
(above to the right, or at the bottom of our blog pages).
Or, send a check to:
Dream of a Better World
P.O. Box 455
Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712
 Thank you!
- Hannah