Remember donations are tax-deductible and a tax receipt is emailed promptly for your records. Thank you for supporting foster kids!
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.
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.
Take Flight: 1 in 5 foster youth is homeless within a year of aging out of care and only 3% will ever earn a college degree. Ticket to Dream’s Take Flight program aims to empower foster youth for the future. We do this by providing laptops to foster youth in high school and celebrating their graduation and education successes. We also fund support programs that help them graduate high school, earn a degree, find employment, learn vital life skills, and ensure they have housing upon aging out. Since the inception of Take Flight, we have helped more than 20,000 youth aging out of foster care.
GoPlay!: 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 $2.8 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
Support Services: With over 200 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, 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.
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 choice.
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.