A new home for the Children’s Dream Fund
After 12 years as guests of the owners of a high-rise office building in downtown St Petersburg, the wish-granters at the Children’s Dream Fund got to fulfill a wish of their own: a new home.
On April 27, a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the organization’s move to a house at 1600 23rd Ave. N. near St. Pete’s Woodlawn neighborhood. A dream recipient and the day’s Dream Ambassador, Ryder Karppe, helped Mayor Rick Kriseman cut the ribbon, along with Dream Fund Executive Director Cynthia Lake Farrell, Board Chair David Allen, District 3 City Council Chair Ed Montanari, and President and CEO of the St. Pete Area Chamber of Commerce, Chris Steinocher.
Farrell praised new landlord Rhett Stevens of Stevens & Stevens Business Records Management for going to “great lengths to provide a special home for the Dream Fund. We now have dedicated space for our unique day-to-day activities, including a dream workshop to create the gift baskets and bags presented to children when they receive their dream-come-true, as well as a living room to host our clients and visitors in a comfortable atmosphere.”
The Children’s Dream Fund has been making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses living on the West Coast of Florida since 1981.