Frequently Asked Questions


Medical professionals, parents, and legal guardians may inform Dreams Come True of a potential Dreamer. All children eligible for a dream must be referred by their physician and have all activities approved.

Joy comes to Dreamers in many forms. The following is a list of some of the more common dream requests, but Dreamers are only limited by their imagination.

  • Week-long Getaway to a Magical Theme Park
  • Shopping Trips
  • Cruising the high seas
  • Tropical getaways

Having a dream fulfilled gives a child a sense of hope and creates memories of a lifetime for the child and family. Many medical professionals can affirm that a dream dramatically impacts a child’s attitude, often strengthening a child’s determination to undergo difficult treatment.

Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Inc. does not solicit contributions by telephone. It is against the policy of Dreams Come True to telemarket. Telemarketing is expressly forbidden by the Association of Wish Granting Organizations, of which Dreams Come True is a charter member.

Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Inc. will never sell or share information regarding donors and sponsors. This information is protected and used singularly by Dreams Come True to contact donors and sponsors.

Yes, Dreams Come True of Jacksonville is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your financial contributions may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. We recommend that you consult with your CPA to determine the extent of tax deductibility.

Dreams Come True is a local organization and is not affiliated with a national organization. We rely strictly on the generosity of individuals and corporate supporters to provide the funding and in-kind resources necessary for us to create unforgettable memories for local children.

We receive no federal funding; and adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Donor Bill of Rights.

Unless otherwise designated, we apply 100% of donations directly toward local children’s dreams.

Another way to help is to designate Dreams Come True as the recipient of your Combined Federal Campaign contribution. Our listing is in the Combined Federal Campaign brochure under agency code #65453. Or, you can write in Dreams Come True when you give to the United Way.

Contributions may be gifts in the form of merchandise or money. You can also choose to give your time by becoming a volunteer. We never stop fulfilling dreams, so your contributions, in any form, are important year-round.

Dreams Come True is always searching for great volunteers and would love for you to join our “dream team!” Interested volunteers must complete a volunteer application and a background check.

For more information on how you can join our volunteer team, please email Andrea Siracusa your contact information. You can also download the Dreams Come True Volunteer Application Form here.

You can help make a child’s dream become a reality by joining our Dream Campaign. Please feel free to contact us to learn how to get involved as an individual, business, or civic group.

Students and schools wishing to raise money for a child’s dream can do so through our Kids Helping Kids program.