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Dreams for Veterans

Benefit Category: Federal

Dreams for Veterans serves our nation’s heroes by giving back to terminally ill veterans and their families through the fulfillment of a final wish. Final wishes range from basic need items (like a working appliance or mobility scooter) to bedside reunions, final vacations with family, “meet and greets” with personal heroes or reconnecting with aspects of former military service. A dream not only serves the recipient, but also brings comfort and peace to caregivers, loved ones, hospice professionals, veterans affairs and service officers, and all those they serve in communities across the nation.

We serve veterans in all 50 states and partner with America’s hospice professionals, veterans affairs and service administrators to meet the unique needs of our nation’s veterans.

You served our country so that we could dream. Now it’s your turn to dream.

Dreams for Veterans is a program of Dream Foundation, which has served 20,000 final dreams since 1994.

Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans 18 years of age or older with a life threatening illness and a life expectancy of 12 months or less.

Dream Application
To receive an application, please contact kristy@dreamfoundation.org

We regret that we are unable to grant certain types of dreams.

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  • Requests for adults with chronic illnesses unless the life expectancy is one year or less
  • Requests from individuals living outside the United States
  • Cash
  • Surprise Dreams
  • Reimbursements for completed dreams
  • Legal assistance
  • Automobiles, Lifts, Repairs and RV rentals
  • Hunting
  • Property and home improvements
  • Funeral arrangements or posthumous requests
  • Travel outside the United States
  • Medical treatment/supplies/equipment
  • Cruises

Brought to you in part from the generosity of our partners at CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s) and its Stars for Heroes program.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and/or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).