The 2023 "Making Dreams Come True One Candy Cane at a Time" event supports the Dream Factory.
Haven's Candies "Making Dreams Come True One Candy Cane at a Time" event begins on Friday, December 1st!
Haven’s Candies is once again supporting the Dream Factory of Maine by selling candy canes and Golden Raffle Tickets (winner will fill a laundry basket full of Haven’s candies). A portion of each candy cane sold and all Golden Ticket proceeds will be donated to the Dream Factory to help make dreams come true.
You can purchase your holiday candy canes at Haven’s Westbrook store at 87 County Road or their Portland location at 448 Forest Avenue. Golden Tickets can be purchased at Haven’s, or by instant messaging the Dream Factory on our Facebook site (click on Facebook Icon above), or by calling us at 207-591-7012.
Dream Factory of Maine participates in the 2023 Maine Marathon
The Dream Factory participated in the 2023 Maine Marathon on October 1, 2023. Members of the Dream Factory and volunteers from our Gorham High School Dream Factory Club again manned a water station at this year’s event.
Decked out in their Hawaiian attire, these kids cheered runners on from the start of the race to the very end. They got up at the crack of dawn on a weekend to volunteer for this event. Special teenagers for sure!
The Maine Marathon has been a major supporter of our organization for the last several years.
THANK YOU MAINE MARATHON!
Meet A Few Of Our Dream Kids
Kenzie is a 9-year-old that has an extremely rare genetic condition that has caused growth delays and other physical problems. However, this brave young lady knew she wanted to see Minnie Mouse and all the princesses at Disney.
Kenzie and her family had a wonderful trip. They enjoyed time spent at Magic Kingdom where Kenzie had photos with Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, was “pixie dusted” and loved It’s a Small World. At Animal Kingdom she enjoyed the safari, got up close with a giraffe and loved the Lion King show. At Epcot Kenzie enjoyed a private meet and greet with Elsa and Anna and rode the Nemo ride twice. Her jaw dropped at the dolphin show and she loved the penguin encounter at Sea World. And, they all enjoyed staying at Give Kids the World where Kenzie enjoyed a haunted hayride, pet an alligator, had a spa day and hugged Mickey.
Kevin and Cyndi have referred to the trip as the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to amazing memories and tons of fun, Kenzie has added some new phrases to her vocabulary which has been super exciting! Upon leaving, Kenzie said, “Love Mickey”. And once home, while hugging her new stuffed orca from Sea World, clear as day, she said, “I love Shamu. He’s a good boy.”
Her dream was sponsored by the Dunkin” Joy in Childhood Foundation, and she received an amazing dream trip sendoff from the local Scarborough Dunkin’ Donuts.
Callie is a 17-year-old who has a rock n’ roll soul. Her Dream was to attend a concert in Syracuse where she wanted a meet and greet with the band the Motley Crue. Below is an excerpt from her thank you letter to the Dream Factory,
“Luther, our limo driver, picked us up for the concert and he gave me a stuffed animal Stitch along with snacks! He also decorated the limo with confetti and balloons to make the ride special. It was really fun watching all of the concert goers watch in awe, thinking we were the band. When we arrived at the concert and went in the VIP entrance, and we got fancy VIP Motley Crue backstage passes.
When it was finally time to go meet the band we stood in line where we were told the band was not signing any autographs whatsoever. Naturally when we got in the room to meet them, I asked for an autograph and let’s just say I now have a shirt signed by Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, and Nikki Sixx! We got our picture taken with the band and I got to hug Nikki! Yes, that’s right, actually HUG him.
Alice Cooper put on an amazing show as usual (it’s my third time seeing him)! Motley Crue and Def Leppard totally rocked the stadium! It was crazy to finally be seeing them in concert (I BEGGED to see them last year). Our limo driver dropped us back at the hotel and people thought we were Def Leppard on the way back! Some people even took pictures inside of our limo thinking it was Def Leppard’s. Overall, my dream trip was AMAZING and I’m eternally grateful.
Her dream was sponsored by a generous donation by the Marr-Anderson Foundation.