Tuesday, September 29, 2015


The 2015 Dream Factory National Convention in Orlando was awesome! Thank you to all the chapters who were represented, so many of our wonderful volunteers who joined us for the three days, to the Holiday Inn Resort for being the host hotel, Give Kids the World village for allowing us the privilege to use their amazing facility for so many of our meetings, and to all of our supporters who helped make the weekend so special.


We've been granting dreams since 1980 and are looking forward to a great year in 2016!

Highlights from the weekend were welcoming families that were part of mAAgic Flight into Orlando on Friday and spending time with those same families at a party at the village on Saturday night. It's why we do what we do, and was great to be able to interact with Dream Factory families on their actual trip. All of our volunteers loved it! Another highlight from the weekend was the awards ceremony on Friday night.

Following are a list of our 2015 winners:

Outstanding Fundraising Event Raising Under $10,000
BaconFest - Northwest Missouri Chapter

Outstanding Fundraising Event Raising Over $10,000
Boulevard of Dreams - Kansas City Chapter

Most Unusual Dream
Christmas Horse - Memphis Chapter

Best In-Kind Dream
Wegmans - Rochester Chapter

Outstanding Special Project
Rocky Mount High School - North Carolina Chapter

Volunteer of the Year
Janet Ellis - Northwest Missouri Chapter

President's Award
Dalton Cyr - Dream Factory National Ambassador

Special Thanks Award
The Something mAAgic Foundation
Give Kids the World

Our mid-year March meetings will be held in Louisville and next year's National Convention will be hosted by our Lexington Chapter in September.

Monday, September 21, 2015

It's a big week for the Dream Factory!

September is a busy month for the Dream Factory, culminating with mAAgic Flight and our National Convention, both starting this Friday! It also marks a start to a new fiscal year. It's a "good" busy as it gives us the opportunity to look back on a great year, look ahead to granting many more dreams in the next one, welcome numerous families into Orlando as part of an always-exciting mAAgic Flight, and discuss ideas to strengthen our organization.

mAAgic Flight, the annual marquee event of the Something mAAgic Foundation, starts this Friday and lasts until the following Thursday. Children from wish-granting organizations all over the country converge to Give Kids the World in Orlando for seven days. The Dream Factory has 13 children participating this year: Liam and Madysen from our Pennsylvania Chapter, Justin, Taylor and Allison from our Central Illinois Chapter, Seaylee from our San Antonio Chapter, Gabriela and Maya from our Arizona Chapter, Bailey and Lazarus from our Rochester Chapter, Jonathan and Noah from our North Carolina Chapter, and Ashley from Los Angeles. We look forward to welcoming these dream children at the Orlando MCO Airport on Friday!

Meanwhile, the annual Dream Factory National Convention will be hosted in Orlando at the same time. The two-day event starts on Friday with a lengthy schedule of events, finishing with an Awards Ceremony that evening. Our Board Meeting is on Saturday.

Check out our dream children participating in mAAgic Flight this year:








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