Giving Back Dreams
Dream Makers Vacation Services was founded to help people fulfill their vacation dreams. We have grown quickly because of our focus on service to our customers. From the beginning our core values included serving those less fortunate than us and giving back to the community, not only where we live, but where we vacation. A percentage of our profits are donated to non-profit organizations like those below. Our employees and their families are also encouraged to volunteer their time to organizations that are important to them.
We encourage you to volunteer and donate to the causes that are important to you. Whether you are donating an hour a week or an hour a year - Get involved!
The New School of Lancaster
The New School of Lancaster is a Montessori school. Maria Montessori believed self-motivation to be the key to learning. Therefore, the Montessori teacher acts as a facilitator whose role is to stimulate interest in all facets of a child-centered learning environment. Montessori education recognizes the importance of all developmental areas, including social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs. Click on The New School logo above to learn more about the Montessori philosophy. Please go to http://www.newschool.net/ for additional information.
The American Heart Association
Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To learn more and get involved, go to http://www.americanheart.org.
The American Cancer Society
Everyone knows someone who has been impacted by the devastating effects of cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. To learn more and get involved, go to http://www.cancer.org
Don't know how to get involved? VolunteerMatch is a leader in the nonprofit world dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. To find places to volunteer in your area, go to http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Make-A-Wish FoundationÂ® of America
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish FoundationÂ® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-WishÂ® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. To learn more and get involved, go to http://www.wish.org
Whether you agree with the politician's decisions or not, our troops are made of brothers, fathers, sons, husbands, sisters, mothers, daughters, and wives who need our support. Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind, and to wounded warriors when they return home. Operation Homefront provides aid to families struggling not only with emergencies, but also the problems of everyday life. http://www.operationhomefront.net/index.asp
one laptop per child
The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we need people who believe in what weâ€™re doing and want to help make education for the worldâ€™s children a priority, not a privilege. Beginning November 17, 2008 the Give One, Get One program will give you chance to donate an XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and to purchase an XO laptop for yourself. We did this last year and the computer is incredible for $199. It is a fully functioning laptop that is very rugged, has built-in wireless, camera, many programs for kids including music creation, ebook, and word processing. Please go to http://www.laptop.org/en/ for additional information.
The appearance of these links on our website does not constitute an endorsement of Dream Makers Vacation Services by these charitable organizations. Dream Makers Vacation Services does not receive any credit or monetary gain from these links. Dream Makers Vacation Services, LLC does not make any claims to the validity of the above agencies. Please do your own research before donating time or money to any agency.