Welcome to Dreams to Memories, USA.

Dreams to Memories, USA is a Christian based, registered nonprofit, charitable foundation serving families in Western New York. We are dedicated to helping families and the children of the terminally ill create lasting memories. We believe that having happy memories of loved ones is essential for a child's future wellness. So as a foundation, we strive to grant a wish for a parent who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Dreams to Memories is not about death, it's about creating memories of life for both parents and children.

What remains with me are the memories-warm and wonderful memories. At first they
were too painful to think about, but I've come to realize that they're a gift-a healing gift

By Tony Dungy – Quiet Strength

Our Mandate… A Memory

  • We assist terminally ill parents with children under the age of 15 years (and living in the same home) with an opportunity to have an everlasting family wish experience.
  • The primary recipient is an adult, however, these dreams directly involve children through a parent's last wish to create a memory for their loved ones from desires as simple as a family fun night to a dream vacation.

Our Mission… Fulfillment

Dreams to Memories goal is simple, we commit to:

  • Raise funds for our families wish,
  • Administer resources,
  • Endeavor to fulfill suitable dream requests, and
  • Provide counseling and support to our families.

We always give freely with no reserve, no compensation, and in fervent prayer.

Create A Wish

If you know of a family in the Western New York area in need, contact us, confidentially, by phone, e-mail, or print a copy of our ‘Family Wish Request Packet' (below). Follow the instructions for filling out and submitting the form, and make sure you keep a copy of the request that you are sending in to the foundation.