Dream Serenade Fund

Helping students when they need it most

Dream Serenade returns for the 5th year, this time at Roy Thomson Hall! Further details about this year’s performers will be announced in September.

Dream Serenade began in 2014 as an event to raise funds for Toronto’s Beverley Street School and services for children with developmental and or physical disabilities and their caregivers.

The reach of these show proceeds has now grown to benefit other like-minded schools in the city, support a year-round Family Relief Respite Fund and establish a Summer Bursary Fund to assist eligible Toronto-area families in accessing summer programming.

The show, created by Toronto musician Hayden Desser and Christie Greyerbiehl, features unique live performances and collaborations from local and international artists who generously donate their talents to this worthy cause.

Previous years have included memorable appearances by: Feist, Gord Downie, members of The National, Broken Social Scene, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Sloan, Bahamas, Serena Ryder, The Persuasions, Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer, Tanya Tagaq and many others.

The relief fund may be accessed for

  • Packages to provide some respite time for parents, guardians and families of children with developmental or physical disabilities (see description of packages below)
  • Up to a maximum of $200 per child for the urgent needs of children with developmental disabilities.

Money raised from the annual Dream Serenade benefit concert will continue to benefit Toronto’s Beverley Street School and the Family Relief Fund for caregivers. You can apply for the Dream Serenade Family Relief Fund

Dream Respite Packages

Night Out and Show (10 available)

  • Dinner for two at Terroni Restaurant ($100 value)
  • Tickets to Roy Thompson hall show or Cineplex Odeon
  • $75 to cover miscellaneous expenses
  • Overnight respite care for a child with licensed provider if needed (no cash value)

Dinner and Movie (20 available)

  • Dinner for two at Terroni Restaurant ($150 value)
  • Movie tickets for two at a Cineplex Odeon theatre
  • $75 to cover miscellaneous expenses
  • Overnight respite care for a child with licensed provider if needed (no cash value)

Something Fishy (15 available)

  • Family dinner for 4 at the Spaghetti Factory ($150 value)
  • Tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium for 4 ($100 value two children, two adults) or Hockey Hall of Fame
  • $50 to cover parking/gas
  • Overnight respite care for a child with licensed provider if needed (no cash value)

Catch a Glimpse of the 4th Annual Dream Serenade

You can help make a difference

 

If you’d like to help make a difference in the lives of children with special needs, you can donate to the Dream Serenade Family Relief Fund.