Tuesday, January 23, 2018

News Blog

On February 14, 2013, representatives from Michael’s Dream Foundation made a trip to Gary, Indiana to deliver some smiles to some very special kids. As many of us know, Gary is among the poorest cities in the country and is severely underserved when it comes to medical services available.

The Michael's Dream Box concept was born out of a meeting between Christine Serene – President of Michael's Dream Foundation Inc. and a children's charity. During this discussion it was acknowledged that while at the moment, we don't yet have the knowledge, the funds, the experience and indeed the contacts within the non-profit industry to build a playroom project of the magnitude we are planning, we still want to do something to start the ball rolling towards making a difference in the lives of sick and needy children. It was also noted that not all hospitals or facilities need a full playroom, and not all children need to stay in the hospital on a permanent or long term basis. Therefore, Christine hcame up with the idea of delivering smaller packages or boxes, filled with games and toys that children could carry with them. And with that, the idea of Michael's Dream Box was born!