Virginia Beach, VA (April 28, 2016) – Toby’s Dream Foundation (TDF) is honored to announce that its long-time charitable supporter, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation, has generously given a $225,000 grant to the local children’s charity. This contribution will enable the two dream-granting organizations to work together to fulfill the wishes of approximately 50 local children who qualify for the program.“Since the creation of Toby’s Dream Foundation in 2009, We Promise has been a pivotal partner by providing funding for children battling various types of cancer, rare syndromes, and even those waiting for life-giving transplants,” said Joan Steele, executive director of Toby’s Dream. “In all, We Promise has donated a total of $900,000 to bring joy to more than 200 children and their families living in Greater Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. “
We Promise Foundation Chairman Phil Richards said the credit union’s charitable arm is a proud supporter of Toby’s Dream. “Since we first began raising money to make dreams come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses, we have seen first-hand the life-changing difference it makes. We could not be more proud to partner with Toby’s Dream Foundation to bring encouragement and hope to children in our area.”
Toby’s Dream Foundation is appreciative to We Promise for its continued support in an effort to serve the children in our community whose challenges are beyond our imagination.
Toby’s Dream Foundation is a local 501©3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make dreams come true for local children with life-threatening illnesses. Toby’s Dream Foundation ensures that children living with life-threatening illnesses in the Greater Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore of Virginia have the opportunity and resources to imagine and experience their most fantastic dream. To date, over 350 children have been referred to Toby’s Dream Foundation by local entities including Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter (CHKD) and Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Virginia.