Dream and Believe this Holiday Season
Interior Investments adopts families through the Dream and Believe foundation to help brighten the Holidays for those in need.
Founded in 1998, Dream and Believe has been an annual tradition for Interior Investments for over 15 years. Dream and Believe was created to spread joy and maintain the spirit of giving during the holiday season.
Every year, Interior Investments partners with the Advocate Medical Illinois Masonic Hospital and Pediatric Developmental Center to adopt and purchase gifts for families with children who have developmental disabilities like Autism or Asperger’s. Often times, these families are facing additional challenges such as a parental illness, addiction or death.
This year Interior Investments adopted 4 families across our Illinois offices. Employees split off into teams and shopped for things like clothes, tools, games and bed sets for the families. Once all the gifts were purchased, they were wrapped and loaded into cars for delivery. On Thursday, December 22, 2016 the gifts were delivered by employees from our Lincolnshire, Naperville and Chicago offices. Vice President of Business Development, John Mulcrone, is a veteran to Dream and Believe and participates in the drop off almost every year. John shared this about dropping off the gifts:
“The look on the families’ faces when we show up is unbelievable. To show someone you care during a hard point in their life can really make a difference. We don’t expect to change the world, but to be able to shine a little bit of light during what is potentially the darkest time in the families’ lives is just life changing, for both us and them.”
Interior Investments looks forward to this event and is excited to continue the tradition for years to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back and participate in such a noteworthy cause and we wish for a safe and happy holiday for all of the families.
Update 1/6/2017 9:08AM: This year was extra special for Interior Investments because it was one of the first years we were able to stay and watch the families open the gifts. Mark Galati from our Naperville office remarked, "It was an amazing thing to witness. You could really tell the son and his social worker had a very special bond and we were lucky to be able to experience that."