Donating online is safe and easy!
Whether you host an online fundraiser, make a single online donation or recurring donation your funds will be used to improve the lives of foster children and help fund enriching programs for foster youth. Have a favorite Ticket to Dream program? You can designate which programs you would like to support in the check-out process or leave it to us and we will designate funds where the need is greatest.
Remember all donations are tax deductible and a tax receipt is emailed promptly for your records. Thank you for supporting foster kids!
How Your Online Donations Will Be Used:
Your donation will be used to fund enriching programs for foster youth.
Take a look below to learn more about examples of programs we financially support.
Laptops for Success:
Computer technology and access to the Internet are now a part of everyday education, social interaction, and fundamental to building technology skills needed in the workplace. Research shows that foster children face a growing digital divide with more than 80% of foster youth not having consistent access to a computer. To help Ticket to Dream is partnering with iFoster and our non-profit partners to distributed kid friendly laptops, software and tech support to foster youth. Research has shown that foster teens given these resources experience improved grades, school and work attendance increases, pursuit of college and employment improves, depression is reduced, and self-esteem increases. In short the gift of laptops increases happiness and gives foster youth a better chance at success.
Every child should have the opportunity to find their passion and learn important life skills by joining a sports team, taking dance classes or music lessons, even attending summer camp or taking a trip to the zoo. With the communities continued support distribute thousands of tickets to fun events and have donated over $2 million to fund extracurricular activities for foster kids.
Extracurricular activities play an important role in helping youth in foster care connect with their peers, learn valuable skills, gain self-confidence, or simply enjoy being a kid.
Foster Care Partner, Treehouse For Kids
With over 180+ foster care partners, there is no shortage of worthwhile and life-impacting programs that need funding. Over the years and as we raise financial support, Ticket to Dream donates to specific initiatives or programs across the country that improve the lives of foster youth. In the past, we have donated money to support emergency placement services, therapeutic services, CASA, scholarships for foster youth, aging out of care programs, sibling re-unification experiences, and other great programs. Rest assured we thoroughly research these initiatives, decide as a board what to support, and follow through to ensure all donations are making a difference in the lives of foster children.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT
TICKET TO DREAM
Amazon smile: It’s the same Amazon you know, but when you sign up for a free account and search for items at smile.amazon.com, .5% of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice. Just visit https://smile.amazon.com and select Ticket to Dream Foundation as your charity of
Goodsearch: Powered by Yahoo!, Goodsearch is a search engine that donates to the charity you select as you search online during your daily life. 50% of the site’s ad revenue is donated to thousands of charities. Sign up for a free account and select the Ticket to Dream Foundation. https://www.goodsearch.com
Donate Tickets or Experiences:
Have tickets to an event, park or experience you would like to donate to a foster family? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll match your fun opportunity with a foster family.