Thursday, February 13, 2020

Dream of a Better World - a 501(c)3 Non-Profit!

Back in 2009, when we were 3 little kids who baked cookies and had lemonade stands, we never could have imagined that, years later, Dream of a Better World would have grown so much that we were able to help people on every continent and that we would still be fundraising for causes we believe in around the world!

We wanted to take a minute to say thank you to everyone who continues to support us every year as we reach out to serve and help others around the world. Specifically, thank you for showing up at our events, for sending in donations, for sharing our blog posts, for bringing us ideas and projects that we can support, and for all being a part of our dream to make the world a better place while we are here. Thank you all for sending in end-of-year donations to us even when we weren’t having a particular fundraiser because you “knew we would use it well.” And of course, we did.

But even more than all that, from a personal perspective, thank you ALL who continue to believe in us and encourage us to keep on going. We have been doing these projects since we were little kids, and it is now a giant part of who we are. We grew up looking for people to give back to after everyone took such good care of us when our mom had cancer. And it hasn’t ever stopped. Even though now we are all in college and our lives are busier, this work still means so much to us and, with your support, we hope to keep Dream of a Better World alive and constantly seeking to touch lives for years to come.

As a reminder, we still NEVER take a penny for any administration expenses. We have people who help us with our bookkeeping and office jobs, and we would like to shout out a special thank you to Friedlander, Cherwon & Capper, our CPA firm in San Rafael, who handle our non-profit accounting needs and do our taxes pro bono! We have the greatest friends, families, neighbors and supporters and we are so grateful for each of you!

Finally, you are all role models to us. You have impacted who we are and what we care about. You all have a willingness, passion, dedication, and commitment to improving the world we live in. You are amazing.

Carly, Jack and Hannah Button