Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
Hospice Dreams has been named the Midwest Small Charity of the Year in the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, recognizing the top charitable achievements around the world.
"Being called the Small Charity of the Year in the Midwest is amazing," said Kansas Swain, Hospice Dreams Director of Foundation Development. "We are so passionate about granting dreams, and it feels incredible to be recognized on a national level."
Hospice Dreams fulfills unmet wishes for adult hospice patients, improves their quality of life and helps families make memories together. Hospice Dreams has fulfilled more than 200 Dreams since it began in 2008. The program serves patients enrolled in any hospice program, and has granted Dreams across the Midwest. To see a video about Hospice Dreams, visit http://www.youtube.com/hospicedreams.
Hospice Dreams started as a charitable wing of Passages Hospice, but quickly grew to serve hospice patients across the region.
"Families, communities and businesses large and small have shown so much interest in Dreams," said Michael Gillman, Passages Hospice Administrator. "It started as a local effort to bring joy to a few hospice patients but we've been able to reach so many deserving people."
Hospice Dreams was selected by a panel of judges and a popular vote from 80 Midwest finalists in multiple categories. More than 2,400 nominations were submitted for nonprofit organizations around the country.
The national Small Charity of the Year will be announced on September 22nd at the Classy Awards ceremony in San Diego, California. Hospice Dreams will be judged with three other small charities from other regions of the United States.
For more information about Hospice Dreams, or to make a Dream come true with a donation, visit http://www.hospicedreams.org or call 888-741-9132.
-About Hospice Dreams-
Hospice Dreams was founded to fulfill unmet wishes and improve quality of life for hospice patients and their families. Hospice Dreams is a non-profit organization and 501(c)(3) charitable group. The Foundation is supported by memorial donations and through partnerships with generous corporate sponsors. For more information about Hospice Dreams, please visit http://www.hospicedreams.org.
The CLASSY Awards, presented by eBay and PayPal, is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2012, more than 2,400 nominations were cast in sixteen categories, and the nominees’ collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 346,000,000 people in 134 countries worldwide. The CLASSY Awards were created and hosted each year by StayClassy, a leader in online fundraising solutions for nonprofit organizations.
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