About Dreams & Wishes

Dreams & Wishes Children’s Charity is a non-profit, Registered Charity (81403 2280 RR0001) aiming to preserve and create positive childhood memories by fulfilling ‘dreams & wishes’ made by children and families deemed underprivileged and in need.

We believe that every child should be able to cherish and experience positive childhood memories and granting their dreams and wishes will assist in developing and providing those positive memories. Financial and other socially stigmatizing and traumatic events should not prevent a child from having their dreams and wishes met.

We aim to foster, provide and create positive childhood memories to children who have been exposed to domestic violence, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, homelessness, poverty, abandonment and neglect as well as those children seeking refuge from war torn countries.

Dreams & Wishes Children’s Charity operates a variety of programs throughout the year in order to support our beliefs.  Dreams & Wishes organizes and hosts an annual Christmas Breakfast event for children who are referred by local Child Welfare Agencies, Women’s Shelters, Community Organizations and Food Banks. In addition, children from local shelters provide Dreams & Wishes with a ‘Santa’s Wish List’ that we aim to fill and deliver to the shelters prior to Christmas day.

Dreams & Wishes Children’s Charity is operated exclusively by volunteers and every dollar raised is used for the benefit of the children we serve.

As a sponsor or supporter of Dreams & Wishes Children’s Charity, corporations, companies, groups and individuals are eligible to receive charitable tax receipts for monetary contributions as well as in-kind gifts (per government guidelines). We are in the midst of launching a new website and would love to add your company’s logo and link.

Acknowledgement of sponsorship and/or donations will be included in our brochures, literature, and at our fundraising events.

The additional benefits of supporting our charity includes the satisfaction of knowing donations support our programs, not salaries. This is an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life, investing in our future.

Our Board of Directors

Denise Stahl
Founder & President

Amy McGregor
Vice President

Jessica Stahl

Maxine Ho Hing
Fundraising Co-Ordinator

Leslie Winn
Event Co-ordinator

Judith Adams
Volunteer Co-ordinator

Audra Leslie
Media Co-ordinator

Bryan Leslie
Operations Manager

JoAnne Minaker
Book keeper

Our Needs

  • Financial donations
  • Non violent toys for all ages
  • Christmas Wrapping paper
  • Dream Makers to adopt wish lists
  • Stuffed animals (for Santa's Magical Holiday breakfast)
  • Chocolate calendars (for Santa's Magical Holiday breakfast)
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Books for all ages
  • PJ's for all ages
  • Teen boy and girl items such as toiletries and gift sets
  • Gift cards
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