WHO ARE WE?
Well, we are people just like you. We’re all around the world, creating art and doing what we love. We inspire each other and we hope to inspire others to continue doing what they love and what they are passionate about too.
Why not? It’s not easy to pursue your dreams. It can be hard and it takes a lot of courage, but if we show that there are other people out there doing what they love despite the hardships, then maybe we can encourage people like you and the young ones out there to follow their dreams too. We believe that doing what you love makes people happier and brings more positive energy into the world as well.
It may sound corny, but the majority of people doing what they love aren’t in it for the money, (they make money) but it’s not what determines their happiness.
CAN I RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT IF I DONATE?
Unfortunately, as this is a passion project, we can not issue you a tax receipt at this time. We are not officially a registered charity or a non-profit. In order to pursue that, we need a trusted board of directors, staff to be working at this full-time and the proper funding to support it. It is unrealistic for us at this stage of the game, but we love what we do here even if it is only a passion project. In the future we do hope to be a registered non-profit so we hope that you’ll continue to support us until we get there. And then we can give you a tax receipt for your kind donations.
OK, SO WHAT’S WITH THE NAME?
Dream. Love. Grow.
It seems pretty straightforward, but it’s kind of a motto we live by. Never be afraid to dream, or to dream BIG. As long as you have the will, the drive and the determination, no dream is ever too big. At the very least try to follow your dreams, the worst that will happen is that you will have TRIED.
Love. Love makes the world go ’round despite what you may have heard. We believe that with a lot of love, the world can be a better place. Whether it’s doing what you love, being in love or just having a lot of love for yourself and others. Love is very powerful. Like we’ve said before, we believe that it just makes people a lot happier, and when people are happy, it’s contagious and the world feels that happiness.
Grow. As people we are continuously growing. Here at Dream.Love.Grow, we strive to learn and grow. Whether it’s through our art, our practice, whether it’s emotionally or spiritually, it’s healthy to grow. It means we never stay stagnant and our creativity is constantly flowing. We grow by doing what we love. We grow by being kind to others and we grow by learning. Continue to grow.
So that’s it. Dream. Love. Grow.
HOW DO YOU HELP PEOPLE?
We help people by having love for ourselves and love for others. We create art and through our art we use it to bring positive energy into the world. We donate our artwork, have art shows and donate proceeds or we donate our time to helping our community and underprivileged people.
OK, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE AND WHERE?
Well, there’s really a lot to go through, but we’ve done projects like Valentines to the homeless in Canada, packages to the fathers and maids in Cuba, mural paintings in children’s schools and small businesses in the Philippines, teaching children at the YMCA how to take photos and any direct act of kindness we have time for.
What we’re most proud would be going to the Children’s Village, the Albert Schweitzer Orphanage and the Mandaue Landfill in the Philippines to spend time with the children. We’ve brought art supplies to paint with them, sang and danced with them, taken them swimming and even taught a few how to swim. We’ve brought them clothing, crayons and toys. With Rhema Creatives, we’ve provided dental and medical care, we’ve played with them and most importantly we’ve listened to them and shown them love.
At the Mandaue Landfill in the Philippines, we visited three times in the last year, bringing water, soap, vitamins, clothing, toothbrushes and more with us. We played with them, laughed with them and listened to their stories. We’re in the process of writing a novel based on a young girls life in the landfill and using the proceeds to bring dental and medical care to the families that live there.
We’ve donated to OxFam Unwrapped, Red Cross – Circle of Humanity (on a monthly basis) and we also have a sponsor child named Channeang in Cambodia through Plan Canada.
Every year at the end of the year we put together Christmas packages for the Shepperds of Good Hope. We take our leftover inventory of art, clothing and crafts and wrap them up to be donated to families for Christmas gifts.
The list goes on. And it will continue to do so.
SO WHAT CAN WE DO?
Be kind. Do what you love, follow your dreams and grow. Be a positive inspiration to others and help people if they need it. Spend time with the elderly, show love to children and be a good role model to them. If you want to perform any direct acts of kindness, do it. Save up your money if needed or fundraise and just do it. Every good thought, good deed and act of love helps.
ARE YOU EVER IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS?
Yes, however at the moment most of our areas are covered. We have a great team around the world and lots of people willing to help. If you’d like to help, please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions, comments, suggestions or kind words, please feel free to send them to: