Monday, December 21, 2020

Giving Care and Support in Novato

One More Sweet Family…very close to home… let’s make their Christmas special!

Hi Everyone,

Thank you ALL for your financial contributions and all the gifts you have donated to help us provide food, clothing and warmth for those who are struggling in Northern California. This year, every time we felt like we were done with a project, we heard of another family in need, another hungry child, another family about to be evicted. Thanks to everyone’s contributions, we were able to provide holiday relief for dozens of families this year. We will be sending pictures and telling stories soon!

BUT TODAY…we have one more family who are really having a hard time. We are asking if you could pitch in anything, even a very small amount or a gift for the family, it would make a huge difference.


Their names are Betty and Elder. They have 5 kids, ages 4, 10, 12, 14, and 16, all boys. They both worked full time before Covid-19 and have always been able to provide for the family, but now they have been let go from their primary jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. They have no money to pay the rent in January, worry about eviction and their future, and they have very little food left. They are cold at night. Their kids need shoes and a warm winter coat. They are scared.


These are our goals to help them get through January and maybe even February:

Buy a warm winter coat for each of their children and maybe the parents, too.


 2 adult Large, 

 1 adult small, 

 1 Youth XL, and a 

 1 child’s size 5.


Get each family member a new pair of shoes.

mom size 8, 

dad size 9, and the 

kids are size 

6, 7, 10 and 11, and 

4 year-old kid size 12


Give the family a Safeway Gift Card for buying much needed groceries.


Raise the money to pay some or all of their rent for January.


We also hope to bring them dinner on Christmas Eve.


And maybe some warm socks and pajamas, too!


Thank you all again! If you have anything left to give, we promise that every single cent we raise will go this family. You are making a difference and we appreciate all of you!




May we all find peace and love in the chaos of 2020 and step into 2021 with hope for whatever awaits us there…















Wednesday, December 9, 2020


For all of us, the holidays will be different this year.  Covid-19 is causing us to be missing family gatherings, parties and our “normal” holiday life.  However, for some, the Covid-19 difference is devastating.  Their “new normal” includes unemployment, hunger and for some… homelessness.  Thankfully, we are able to pitch in with food, clothing, warm jackets and children’s Christmas gifts.

And the really GREAT news for our Dream Team Supporters is that we have found the perfect partners and a great way to offer help and hope to these needy families.  This holiday season, Dream of a Better World will be sending carloads of help and hope to families living in Clear Lake, one of the areas that have been hit hardest economically by the Covid-19 pandemic.  
Even BEFORE Covid-19, Clear Lake was listed by USA Today as “the poorest town in California," with 36% of residents living below the poverty line.

Our friend, Pat Ench, lived in Clear Lake for many years and knows many of these families quite well. She has a giant heart and wishes she could help everyone! To start, we have a few families who she knows that we are helping directly during this challenging time. Additionally, we are partnering with the Mt. Konocti Women’s Service Center group in Clear Lake who will shop and provide food, blankets, and gifts for kids and their families living in this extremely hard-hit area.  

Please DONATE any amount you can! It will go a long way!  Remember that 100% of every dollar you donate will go directly to provide for a family who needs our support this year!

Thank you so much to all of our donors! We appreciate you so much and are so grateful for joining us over the years to make the world a little bit better!



Wishing you all love, peace and hope for this upcoming year,

All of us at Dream of a Better World




Saturday, December 5, 2020



This week Dream of a Better World had the honor of helping the AMAZING healthcare facility, Cedar Creek,  in Santa Clara.

We asked their director how we could help.  Her instant response was: "Wow... how wonderful of you to ask!  We are on our feet ALL day and we can really use new work shoes!"  So this week, we delivered gift cards to 49 nurses, aids and staff so that each of them could buy a brand new pair of Skechers comfortable work shoes.  

Thank you Cedar Creek for ALL you do for your community, especially during these difficult times!