Our Historic Activities
Extreme Recess gives children with physical and developmental challenges the opportunity to participate in sports, often for the very first time. In the year 2000 Dreams for Kids realized that there were no organized sports in Illinois for kids with disabilities. We partnered with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and created a summer sports program for kids with disabilities.
Holiday for Hope
Please join our Holiday for Hope celebration each year in December, as we bring children together to celebrate life, each other, and hope for a new year better than the last. Holiday for Hope is the largest holiday event of its kind in the world and brings over 1,500 homeless and severely at-risk children to one location in Illinois on one day each December.