Setting records and raising funds is just some of the ways Reach for A Dream celebrates 33 years of making dreams come true for children who are gravely ill.
Over the past three decades, the Reach for a Dream Foundation has worked tirelessly to fulfil the dreams of children facing life-threatening illnesses in South Africa. And despite these trying times, the team is still committed to creating a little happiness for its dream children.
Relying wholly on donations, Reach for a Dream has been amazed by the willingness of ordinary South Africans to keep giving — even during a pandemic and a challenging economic downturn. So much so, that the team has seen an extra 771 new supporters through MySchool.
This year, the Foundation held its most successful and celebrated fundraising campaign ‘Slipper Day.’ Reach for a Dream also collaborated with My Kitchen Rules Chefs J’Something and David Higgs to host the biggest cook-along the world has ever seen — with an event called ’Cooking for Dreams.’ Along with raising funds, Reach for A Dream broke a Guinness World Record for the most people cooking online simultaneously.
Celebrating its 33rd birthday this July, it’s a great opportunity for the Foundation team to reflect on the past three decades and look ahead to many more — of making dreams come true for South Africa’s children who need to believe in hope!