The Dream Factory is the largest all-volunteer driven children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain.
Why are Dreams so important?
Dreams give children battling critical and chronic illness the fuel to fight through all the hardships they face.
A letter from a dream family: " We wish to thank you for all that have done. We are honored and privileged for you being apart of our family. We will forever remember these experiences. It was like a fairy-tale with all the loving people that we have met and we will keep it close to our hearts for many, many, many years to come."
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Find A Chapter
The Dream Factory began in 1980 in Hopkinsville, KY with the dream of a young businessman who wanted to change the lives of children battling illness. Charles Henault wanted to do something to help children in his town who were suffering from an illness because he knew that years of suffering took a heavy toll on these youngsters’ physical and emotional health and on the health of their families. With the help of friends and co-workers he fulfilled his first dream and sent a 7-year old girl battling cancer to Disney World. She passed soon after, but her spirit lives on in the mission of the Dream Factory.
With 31 Chapters across the United States the Dream Factory continues to make dreams come true for children battling critical and chronic illnesses. Find the Chapter nearest you to volunteer, refer a child, or donate. Don't see a Chapter near you? Contact us about bringing the Dream Factory to your area!
“We grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through eighteen.”
Because we do not employ people on a local level, 90-percent of all money raised by The Dream Factory is used to grant the dreams of critically and chronically ill children. This record of success has been recognized by Charity Navigator as a four-star charity, it’s highest rating.