Help Fill A Dream is an immediately responsive charitable foundation. We inspire hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island children under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions by fulfilling their dreams, improving their quality of life and assisting their families with care and financial support.
Love can be found in many places; in the heart of a child, in the strength of a parent, or in the dogged determination of a total stranger. In 1986, Victoria transit driver, Rick Thomas, met a seven year old bus passenger suffering from a terminal illness. More than anything, she wanted to visit her grandmother in Nova Scotia. Rick was so determined to find funds to grant this young girl’s dream that he set out to make it happen. This first dream sparked the idea for something even bigger, and the Help Fill a Dream Foundation was formed within the year.
As a Victoria-based charitable organization, Help Fill A Dream’s mandate is to direct all monies raised to help ONLY Vancouver Island children and their families. That means the funds raised on Vancouver Island stay on Vancouver Island. Through the generosity of our donors and corporate sponsors, Help Fill A Dream has been able to fund over 1,900 dreams, gifts and assistance for families.