Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Taste the Rainbow Winter Gala a success at Artisan Works on Friday, January 31! It was a great evening of food, mingling and dancing. Click here for pictures.
Dreams from Drake Interview on WROC-TV, Channel 8
Congratulations to Dreams from Drake for its interview on Rochester’s Channel 8 with Rachel Barnhart in an effort to spread the word about the foundation’s mission. Click here to watch the video.
- Dreams from Drake is happy to announce its March location for Healing Circles of Hope, a monthly support group for children and teens grieving the loss of a sibling or parent/guardian. Please click here for more info!
- The Democrat & Chronicle featured Dreams from Drake in its What’s Your Project segment. Read here.
- Please read Jaime and Brian’s account of Drake’s accident and the decision they made to donate his kidneys to help someone else in need: How Drake, Our 4-Year-Old, Gave His Kidneys and Became a Miracle for Others
Dreams from Drake: About the Foundation
Dreams from Drake is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that was founded in 2013 by members of Drake’s family, named after Drake Ross Pettit who passed away at the young age of four.
Dreams from Drake is a volunteer organization; funds generated from the foundation will be used to provide children and teens who recently lost a sibling or parent with various forms of community and social support.
Dreams from Drake is a recognized 501(c)(3) under the Finger Lakes Area Community Endowment (FLACE) program.
Dreams from Drake: Our Mission
The mission of Dreams from Drake is to provide local children and teens with various forms of support needed to move forward while experiencing the confusion and grief associated with the loss of a sibling or parent. The foundation’s hope is to make an incredibly difficult and painful time somewhat more bearable by providing these children and their families with resources needed to ensure that they go on to live healthy, happy and productive lives.
Dreams from Drake focuses on the spirit of giving to and caring for others, and believes in the motto “sharing is caring” which was among Drake’s favorite things to say.
Dreams from Drake: About Drake Ross Pettit
Drake Ross Pettit was born on June 1, 2008. Drake loved playing and sharing his toys with everyone! He loved pirates, and really liked the show Jake and the Neverland Pirates. In fact, for Drake’s fourth birthday party, he wanted it to be a pirate theme. His house was decorated with all-things pirate – treasure chests and treasure hunts, planks, and more! The kids decorated pirate faces and got to wear pirate “earrings”, too! There was a pirate pinata full of candy for everyone to share, because as Drake always said, “Sharing is caring.”