Every child knew they mattered, and had equal access to tools, support and opportunities?
Today Tonight segment on incredible Grandparent Carers
Every Child Matters.
Only when a child knows they matter and are given tools, support and opportunity, will they dare to dream of bright and fulfilling futures.
iDareDream offers grandchildren being raised by their grandparents, opportunities to participate
in the same activities and programs most other children enjoy.
Most grandparents struggle to meet the numerous daily expenses of unexpectedly raising a second generation in their later years and can rarely afford any extra-curricular events for the children suddenly in their care.
What the Grandparents say
Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity for my granddaughter . . . it was the first time she was able to overcome her anxiety and stay anywhere without me. She came home so happy and proud
Girl aged 6
Thank you very much to you and your donors for sponsoring these swimming classes. She was ashamed because she couldn't swim and her classmates could. Her confidence in the water has increased and she has now accomplished three levels
Girl aged 9
Thanks heaps iDareDream, attendance at Filmbites has well and truly lured her out of her cave!
Girl aged 11
He’s really found the ideal activity . . . he’s behaving so much better and is improving immensely with his communication, attitude and ability to interact positively with his family and friends
Boy aged 12
Your organisation is absolutely amazing and I can’t covey how much you have helped our family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
This (kickboxing) has made a huge change in her attitude at home and school
Girl aged 12
He did his first grading tonight and moved up a belt and this achievement has clearly done wonders for his self-esteem
Boy aged 13
Message from the Founder
Welcome and thanks for coming here. We hope you stay and explore all we have to offer, and even join us in this exciting work.
As a mother of three boys I well remember how energy-zapping raising a young family can be. Replace youthful vigour with advancing years and possible declining health, and the prospect of suddenly becoming a full-time parent to a grandchild is extremely daunting!
Today, that’s exactly the situation facing more and more grandparents.
Quietly they surrender their retirement plans to provide their neglected or abandoned grandchildren safe and loving homes. However, they need help healing the inner wounds affecting these precious young lives.
Observing this brought up my own challenge.
What could I do to help?
Individually, very little . . . so iDareDream was born.
Working together we can make a bigger difference.