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ABOUT DREAMS COME TRUE

Dreams Come True, Inc. (DCT) was founded in 1982 by seven families in Denham Springs, LA with a goal of providing dreams to local area children with life-threatening illnesses. All funding was initially provided by those families. It was decided by this group that their work remain focused on the South Louisiana area, and years later, that vision still holds true. While many worthwhile organizations work toward a similar goal, Dreams Come True is proud to have one paid employee and to have expanded throughout the entire State of Louisiana. The group incorporated in 1982 as a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. The organization was envisioned, and still is considered, a local, home grown alternative to larger organizations of much broader boundaries that provide dreams and wishes to children. To reflect this, the name was changed in 2006 to Dreams Come True of Louisiana, Inc.

WHERE DO WE GRANT DREAMS

The all-volunteer board has remained focused on the single goal of bringing joy through granting dreams in Louisiana. Recently, Dreams Come True has granted most dreams in the Southern Louisiana area from Lake Charles to New Orleans and Shreveport to Morgan City. However, we will grant dreams statewide to all who qualify. Approximately 75 to 80 dreams are granted throughout the year.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Please visit our "Refer a Child" if you feel someone you know qualifies.Children ages three through eighteen with a life-threatening illness who resides in Louisiana. Children between the ages of three and eighteen are eligible to receive a dream after the medical review board of Dreams Come True determines that the nature of their illness does qualify them as a recipient. Children who have had a dream granted by any other organization will not be considered.

 

EXAMPLES OF DREAMS

 

  • Pets
  • Furniture
  • A Shopping Spree
  • Musical Instruments
  • Playground Equipment
  • A Trip to Disney World
  • Aboveground Swimming Pools
  • Computers, TVs and Electronics

 

WHAT WE DON'T DO

 

  • Pay off Debts
  • Anything Illegal
  • Purchase Motorized Equipment
  • Pay for Living/Medical Expenses

 

DREAMS COME TRUE BOARD


Executive President – Bob Lemoine

Executive Vice President – Jacob Alleman

Executive Secretary – Kerin Morris

Executive Treasure -  Freddye Smith

Executive Director – Becky Prejean

Founder – Mr. J L NeSmith