Bonfire Update!

Toby’s Dream Foundation was created ten years ago because of a signal from the Universe that we were on the right path. Today we got another signal regarding our event, The Bonfire 2019. According to the weather forecast for Saturday, November 16th, we are supposed to have rain but also heavy winds. In order to protect you, our sponsors, attendees and volunteers, we have made the tough decision to postpone our event until March or April 2020.

We are forced to make this decision today due to the costly penalties from vendors if we wait to make the call after today. It is too big a risk to spend funds on something that the Universe is clearly sending a signal to postpone. So, just like ten years ago when all we got was “Go” signals to go ahead and create this wonderful organization to serve our local children with life-threatening illnesses, we will pay attention to the “hold on, wait, this is too risky” signal to postpone The Bonfire 2019. Now we will plan for Bonfire 2020!

Thank you for understanding and hopefully, your appreciation for TDF doing what is in the best interest of our supporters.

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“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” Victor Hugo

Our Mission

Toby’s Dream Foundation ensures that children with life-threatening illnesses, living in Hampton Roads and beyond, have the opportunity and resources to imagine and experience their most fantastic dream.

Our Vision

Toby’s Dream Foundation creates dream experiences for children facing an uncertain tomorrow because of a life-threatening illness. These Dream experiences allow these children to continue believing in the possibility of a moment unencumbered and a life full of hope.

Not all children live the care-free lives they deserve. As a result, their capacity to dream becomes hindered by the news of an uncertain tomorrow. For some, their days are consumed with treatment and therapy, doctor’s offices and hospitals. These children face challenges that many adults would cower from, and are able to do so with courage that inspires us all.

Bringing Dreams to Life

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Be a part of a Dream. Join us as we wake children from a restless sleep to give them a waking Dream they will never forget. Toby’s Dream Foundation relies heavily on our volunteer Dream Makers, and upon the generosity of friends and community members to achieve our dream of giving the children of our region unforgettable experiences that bring hope to children facing an uncertain future. Contributions of time, talent, goods and services, and financial donations are greatly appreciated.

Donations to Toby’s Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. Over 85 cents from every dollar donated goes directly to the children we support. Thank you for considering how your talents and resources can help fulfill children’s Dreams in greater Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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THE DREAM PROCESS: A diverse team of both volunteer Dream Makers and Staff help the children we serve to realize their most fantastic Dreams. The process begins by confirming the child’s referral and eligibility for our program, which must be approved by the child’s physician. Next, our volunteer Dream Makers interview the child to discover his or her Dream. Then, Toby’s Dream Foundation designs and delivers the Dream to the delight of a child who so rightfully deserves an experience of a lifetime and a moment of complete elation.