Impact Stories

We Helped Jamarah to Say “YES” to Dance!

Fourteen-year-old Jamarah, one of five kids in her family, was interested in dance, and anxious to be able to participate in a program. Both of her parents supported the idea and shared a desire for their kids to be involved in community-based programs in general. However, they were experiencing a difficult financial period and their single income needed to cover living expenses. Dance needed to be considered an extra, and wasn’t an option for them at the moment. They reached out to the DJ Henry Dream Fund to see if they may be able to turn a “not today” into a “YES” for their daughter. DJHDF was happy to assist and provided the financial support that enabled Jamarah’s participation in dance class.

Her mother recently shared that Jamarah has fallen in love with dance and has become quite the ballerina!


We Helped Kiley to Say “YES” to Karate!

Thirteen year-old Kiley, cared for by her grandparents, was diligently climbing the ranks in her karate classes. Facing permanent health issues, her grandparents were starting to struggle with paying for her classes. They didn’t want to take her out of an activity that she dearly loved. With the help of the DJ Henry Dream Fund, Kiley not only stayed in karate but has competed in several tournaments and placed in every event! Kiley is a straight-A student with great leadership and drive. Kiley spends her extra time giving back by helping with the younger kids at her dojo.

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We Helped Peyton to Say “YES” to Hockey!

Thank you DJ Henry Dream Fund. Thanks to you my son is enjoying his first year of Hockey. He has wanted to play and our lives were set back when his younger brother was diagnosed with brain cancer. Everything was put on hold and we didn’t have time or money for sports. Peyton learned to skate and I saw the passion he had for being on the ice and knew he would love hockey. You helped fund to get Peyton on a hockey team and be a part of something he feels confident about. He enjoys the game no matter whether they win or lose and is always encouraging his team. I knew it was the right fit when he got off the ice after his 4th loss in a row and he thanked me for signing him up for hockey because he just loves it so much. He plays defense for his team and earned the game puck when he scored his first goal a few weeks ago. I’m glad that with your help my kids can have sports that they love and it gives them an outlet to cope with everything they have dealt with in their younger brothers life.