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We raised $2325! Thank yo…
We raised $2325!

Thank you to everyone who “pushed me over the edge” and supported me as I rappelled down the Hilton Hotel in Memphis, TN. With your help, a total of $2,425 was raised to re-launch international team ministry and support the work of Orphanos!

Looking at the hotel from the bottom, the mind will tell you that this is going to be a piece of cake. The mind does a complete 180, however, when looking over the edge from the top! Once I got past the first few seconds when you let the rope take your weight, it was an incredible rush and something I won’t soon forget.

Besides the excitement of the actual rappel, I was able to have some great discussions with the president of Orphanos, and I believe Youth Encounter has a great opportunity to create a special partnership that will allow us to share the Gospel with young children around the world who don’t have an earthly father and don’t know their Heavenly Father. Praise God for these opportunities!

Again, thank you for your support. It is greatly appreciated! Check out the video of my rappel at the link below!
3 years ago
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Dream Big!
Dream Big! SAYS:
On behalf of Dream Big!, tha…
On behalf of Dream Big!, thank you so very much for your generous support.

It is solely through contributions like yours that we will be able to carry out the life-changing mission of Dream Big! – to provide girls from low-income situations with the basic items and program fees necessary for them to participate in sports and physical activities. From basketballs and sneakers to dance lessons, double dutch leagues and uniforms we will work to ensure that girls in-need will be able to participate in the sports and physical activities of their choice that will contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.

On behalf of Dream Big! and the thousands of girls we serve, thank you again. With your help, Dream Big! will continue to change lives one active and amazing girl at a time.

Linda Driscoll, Founder & CEO
Dream Big!

3 years ago
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Tom Thimot
Los Gatos, CA United States
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Every day a girl in need steps on the playing field, court or track without the proper footwear, equipment, sprts attire or training. Imagine trying to run the Boston Marathon without the proper footwear or training. In April 2016 the Dream Big! Marathon Team, made up of 17 runners from around the world, will take to the start line of the Boston Marathon to help breakdown the economic barrier that prevents thousands of girls from participating in sports and physical activities because they don't have the money.

As a father of three daughters, Tom has seen the impact sports and dance can have on their development. I am fortunate that we can afford the fees, shoes, uniforms and other items required for them to participate.  I want to run for Dream Big! as they work to not only level the playing field, but enable all girls to take the field.  

Dream Big! works to provide girls from low-income and homeless situations with the equipment, uniforms, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, and the supplies they need to participate in sports, dance and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.  Over the past five years Dream Big! has had a direct impact on more than 12,000 girls in need through their efforts.

Unfortunately, poverty can severely limit a young girl’s involvement in sports, dance and other physical activities. Dream Big! is working to breakdown the financial barrier that currently prevents girls from participating. There are many examples of the impact Dream Big! donations had from money raised in the 2014 Boston Marathon:

Donating basketball sneakers and uniforms to teams in need

Supporting a soccer team for girls suffering with trauma and abuse

Providing volleyball nets and equipment to allow a high school volleyball team to have their first home game in two decades

Dream Big! Program Scholarships sent girls to basketball and volleyball camps to improve their skills outside of school 

Providing dance lessons throughout the year to aspiring dancers

150 girls attended their first ever NBA basketball game

Hundreds of girls attended Dream Big! Sports Clinics in partnership with local college sports teams

The Dream Big! Leadership Conference brought together 220 female athletes from economically disadvantaged communities with former collegiate and Olympic female athletes, community and corporate leaders, to hear about the impact sports had on their lives and about the college and career opportunities available to them.

We encourage all of our family, friends and business contacts to help us earn the bib for the Boston Marathon with a donation to this amazing charity.  Any amount is appreciated.  Payment is simple by clicking on the yellow "DONATE to this fundraiser" button on the right side of the screen.  

Carpe Diem!

(408) 464-7390 Mobile



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Tom Thimot's Fundraisers

2016 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

2016 Dream Big! Boston Marat…

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104% Raised of $20,000 Goal

2015 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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63% Raised of $25,000 Goal