Dream On 3 then created the DreamBox program where hospital providers identify kids that meet the Dream On 3 criteria to receive a box. CDP then stepped in to help design and provide the boxes, Taylor said.
“When this came up, they stepped up and said, ‘Hey if you guys want to do these boxes, we would love to contribute this.’ They were right there with us when we were formulating this programing,” she said.
The each box has the Dream Kid’s name inside the front flap, Taylor said. The CDP team donated 30 custom boxes to Dream On 3 when the care package idea first came to life. Once the DreamBox program started, Dream On 3 purchased each box at cost, as opposed to the regular rate. Since the start of the program, CDP has sent out well over 100 boxes.
Kids who are selected for DreamBoxes are provide with an application to help personalize their box. The application asks details on kid’s favorite sport activities, teams and other personal passions. Dream On 3 then pairs a kid with a local sponsoring company. The company then fills the custom dream box with based off of the application. Each box is filled custom to each Dream Kid, but there is a set price range standard for all boxes, Honeycutt said.
“We really want to make sure that what is in the boxes is connected to what that kid’s passion is,” Taylor said.