Holiday Giving Program


Craft Kits Ready for the Gift Bags

Pingry Students and Blankets 2013

Volunteers Making Blankets

The Bryan’s Dream Foundation Holiday Giving Program is composed of three key components:

  • Thanksgiving Dinners

  • Holiday Gift Bags

  • Holiday Family Giving

Bryan’s Dream Foundation focuses extra-special attention on the children with brain tumors we serve during the holiday season. We have provided this giving and support since our inception in 2006, growing each year.

Our holiday giving program focuses on hospitals in the tri-state area, generally Children’s Hospital of NY, NYU Medical Center, CHOP, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

We often send blankets to hospitals out of our area, as well as to the children attending the Brain Tumor Camp at Camp Sunshine in Maine.

Since 2006, we have brightened Thanksgiving and the holidays of numerous children by:

  • Providing gifts to 46 families to pay for their complete Thanksgiving dinner
  • Purchasing fleece and providing over 1,780 fleece blankets (made with love by our volunteers) for holiday gift bags which also include craft kits, gift cards and small toys
  • Adopting 52 brain tumor families for holiday gift giving to all family members in the household – 228 family members in total.

Handmade Cards Ready for Gift Bags

Oragami Cranes Ready for Gift Bags

Gift Bag Assembly

Gift Bags Filled!

Gift Bags Filled!

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Family Gifts and Gift Bag Delivery