Make a difference in a child's life
Help Fill A Dream Foundation
Every day kids have the opportunity to dream, but it’s not every day that those dreams are fulfilled. Help Fill a Dream cares about making dreams come true for critically-ill children on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Golf for Kids is proud and humbled to have been associated with Help Fill a Dream since our very first fundraising event in 1997. Ours has been an incredible partnership for over two decades and it will continue to be as we make the drive towards our 25th anniversary.
Well over 50% of all Dreams filled, and assistance provided to Island children and their families, is a direct result of the generosity of Golf for Kids supporters.
Children deserve a chance to simply be kids, and their parents deserve a chance to be mom and dad – not just caregivers. By working together we can continue to transform your generosity into support that makes meaningful impact on the lives of these kids and their families.
“Each and every year, the incredible people at Golf for Kids – players, volunteers, sponsors, and special guests – surprise us with the extent of their generosity and thoughtfulness. It just keeps getting bigger and better. Our growth is intricately linked to the success of Golf For Kids. We have grown up together and assisted thousands of Island children as a result. In addition to the money raised, the whole team at Golf for Kids provides us with support, encouragement and inspiration throughout the year.
– Craig Smith, Help Fill a Dream Foundation Executive Director
What is special about Help Fill a Dream
Vision & Mission Statements
Since 1986 Help Fill a Dream Foundation has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenge.
Dreams Come in all Sizes
Putting a smile on the face of a child is a magical feeling. Dreams are powerful things for children with life-threatening conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, childhood cancers or cystic fibrosis.
Be Part of the Story
The Help Fill a Dream family grows with every child helped. Recipients become part of an expanding family, staying connected, and becoming volunteers and fundraisers.
About Help Fill a Dream
Helping families face challenging situations
Help Fill A Dream Foundation often comes into the life of a family when things are at their worst. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition a family’s focus becomes their child, their medical appointments and treatment; there’s no time for anything else. Since 1986 Help Fill a Dream Foundation has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenge.
“Our family’s introduction to Golf for Kids began when our son Braiden had his Dream fulfilled. From there, we continued to support the organization by hosting fundraisers and participating in their annual golf event. It was important for us to assist other families in providing their children with the opportunity to feel ‘normal’ even if it was just for a few days during a much-needed holiday or with medical equipment or special gifts. We know firsthand that the challenges of raising a child with diverse needs can be overwhelming both emotionally and financially. Having an organization like GFK to ease both burdens make it possible to face each day with a bit more joy and happiness.”
Linda and Dean Gilmour
Parents of Dream child Braiden