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Toby’s Dream Foundation in the News

Give Local 757 Fundraiser

Give Local 757 Tuesday, May 5th through May 6th Give Local 757 is a community-wide giving day hosted by the Peninsula, Suffolk and Southeastern Virginia Community Foundations on May 5 – 6, 2015 from noon to noon. The charitable giving day brings together the entire community, media, businesses and citizens, to raise much-needed unrestricted dollars for Hampton Roads nonprofits. For 24 hours, beginning on May 5th at noon, everyone can be a philanthropist by donating online (givelocal757.org) or in person (at any Langley Federal Credit Union Branch) [...]

Forward Vision Fundraiser

Now through the end of March, Forward Vision Technology and Atlantic Office Machines Inc. have partnered to do a great fundraiser for us, just in time for Spring Cleaning! If you have an old computer collecting dust, get rid of it with Forward Vision! They will take it, convert the parts to cash, and donate that cash to Toby's Dream Foundation! Give hope to a child in your community, AND make extra space in your closet! It's a win/win! For more info, contact: Al Davis at 757-663-7658 al@fvteq.com or [...]

2015 Annual Toby’s Dream Wine Tasting Fundraiser

TDF 2015 Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser was a success! Thousands of dollars were raised to support the dreams of local children with life-threatening illnesses. We are so grateful to all of our guests who attended. We had a great crowd of over 70 friends and supporters of Toby's Dream Foundation! 15-year-old Jason & Chef Wykle We also had a special guest who enjoyed the event tremendously. As a "perk" of his culinary dream, 15-year-old Jason was able to don a chef's coat and spend the day with [...]

We Promise Foundation makes a difference with $250,000 donation!

Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation Gives $250,000 Charitable Grant to Toby’s Dream Foundation Virginia Beach, VA (March 4, 2015) – Toby’s Dream Foundation (TDF) is honored to announce that its long-time charitable supporter, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation, has generously given a $250,000 grant to the local children’s charity. This contribution will enable the two dream-granting organizations to work together to fulfill the wishes of approximately 60 local children who qualify for the program. “Since the creation of Toby’s Dream Foundation in 2009, [...]

We celebrate Giving Tuesday!

Toby's Dream Foundation celebrates #GivingTuesday today! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On this one day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. To give the gift of a dream to a child with a life-threatening illness, [...]

TDF Pro-Am Tournament in 2015 !!!!

Date: September 29, 2015 Place: Bayville Golf Club 18 pros from the PGA Tour will join us for the first pro-am tournament hosted by Toby's Dream Foundation. VIP reception will held the night before for an opportunity to mingle with the pros as well as a few other celebrity guests. A total of 72 amateurs will have the experience of playing with one PGA pro on the front nine and a second PGA pro on the back nine. Major sponsors get first choice of which pros to [...]

2015 Toby’s Dream Foundation Pro-Am Tournament

Announcement Reception to “Happy Hour” and meet PGA Tour Pros Marc Leishman & Matt Bettencourt For announcement of 2015 Toby’s Dream Foundation Pro-Am Tournament Sorry, but this is invite only. Play with PGA Tour Pros to make dreams come true for local children with life-threatening illnesses The greatest golfing event of the year! Limited teams so sign up early to secure your spot Where: Bayville Golf Club - 4137 First Court Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 When: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00pm RSVP by September 10th to 757-493-3754 [...]

5th Annual Golf Classic – Oct 2, 2014

5th Annual Golf Classic - Oct 2, 2014 Register by September 1, 2014 Event Schedule 11:00 am Registration & Lunch 12:30 pm Welcome 12:45 pm Escort to starting holes 1:00 pm Shotgun Start - Best Ball 5:30 pm Awards Dinner Prizes for various contests Opportunity to meet some of our Dreamers, who will be on the course and at the cookout! Proper Golfing Attire & Soft Spikes Required For more information, contact: Joan Steele Executive Director 283 Constitution Drive, Suite 900 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 email: joan@tobysdream.org [...]

The 2nd Annual Belmont Bash

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program and Toby’s Dream Foundation are proud to partner and present the 2nd Annual Belmont Bash on June 7, 2014! Hosted at EQUI-KIDS’ facility, The Belmont Bash will stream a live broadcast of the last race in the Triple Crown – The Belmont Stakes! The event will feature sponsor paddocks located throughout our indoor arena and tented exterior, as well as Malbon Brothers BBQ, craft beers, vodka bars, casino tables, race raffle and a live performance by the band Karnivale! Event Tickets Available: 1 [...]

Toby’s Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads

Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads New nonprofit treats children with chronic illnesses and their families to dream getaways April 22, 2012|By Prue Salasky, psalasky@dailypress.com | 757-247-4784 Direct link to article: http://articles.dailypress.com/2012-04-22/features/dp-fea-tobys-dream-0422-20120421_1_toby-hampton-roads-fashion-week "Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and their families from Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. "We like to make the dream even bigger than they imagined," says [...]

Cancer Survivor Receives VIP Treatment

Cancer Survivor Receives VIP Treatment By Jamesetta M. Walker The Virginian-Pilot © September 25, 2012 Direct link to article: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/cancer-survivor-receives-vip-treatment [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="left" alt="Keilah shows off the autographed handbag given to her by designer Michael Kors, at right. She is wearing the winning dress, a gift from designer Nanette Lepore, that “Project Runway All Stars” champ Mondo Guerra designed. It is sold under Lepore’s brand. (Jamesetta M. Walker | The Virginian-Pilot) " title="Keilah shows off the autographed handbag given to her by designer Michael Kors, at right. She is wearing the winning [...]

Joan Steele is passionate about foundation’s mission

Joan Steele is passionate about foundation's mission By Victoria Bourne The Virginian-Pilot © November 29, 2011 VIRGINIA BEACH Direct link to article: http://hamptonroads.com/2011/11/joan-steele-passionate-about-foundations-mission [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="left" alt="Joan Steele, is the executive director and founder of the Virginia Beach-based nonprofit Toby’s Dream Foundation. (David B. Hollingsworth / The Virginian-Pilot)" title="Joan Steele, is the executive director and founder of the Virginia Beach-based nonprofit Toby’s Dream Foundation. (David B. Hollingsworth / The Virginian-Pilot)" height="326" width="300"]/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/746671000.jpg[/image_frame] Whether it’s an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World, or a private visit from a celebrity, Toby’s Dream Foundation strives [...]

Toby’s Foundation Makes Children’s Dreams Come True

Toby's foundation makes children's dreams come true Author: Lakeshia Artis Direct link to article:http://mytidewatermoms.com/content/tobys-foundation-makes-childrens-dreams-come-true Samuael "Sammy" Hines was only 13 months old when he was adopted from Ethiopia in 2008 by the Hines family of Chesapeake. "He bonded quickly with our family and had a real big personality," said his father Robert. "He was a bright, happy and active kid. He was a real joy to be around." Sadly, in June 2011, at age 4, Sammy was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the middle of the brain stem, which [...]

Toby’s Dream Foundation Helps One Teen Live a Fashion Dream

Toby’s Dream Foundation Helps One Teen Live a Fashion Dream  By JEAN E. PALMIERI Direct link to article: http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/living-a-dream-6017840  LIVING A DREAM: Last summer was no picnic for 14-year-old Keilah Hieb. She spent most of the time in pain, dropping weight and undergoing tests to see what was wrong. Turns out it was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="right" alt="Keilah Hieb and Ronny Wurtzburger, Photo By Courtesy Photo" title="Keilah Hieb and Ronny Wurtzburger, Photo By Courtesy Photo" height="450" width="300"]/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/mw-peerless.jpg[/image_frame]The course of treatment was seven weeks of chemotherapy and lots of sleepless nights. But things [...]