Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mouse Dreams Foundation?
Mouse Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in
Raleigh, NC. Our Foundation was created to send children (ages 3 to 18) dealing
with long-term pediatric illnesses and their immediate families on a one week,
all expense paid trip to Walt Disney World.
Where do my donations go?
Beyond the standard expenses to operate this Foundation, all contributions go to
providing trips to deserving children. Mouse Dreams Foundation pays no salaries or
benefits to its partners.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes, Mouse Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Donations are tax deductible, however always consult with your tax advisor.
How are these children chosen?
Mouse Dreams is building relationships with hospitals and pediatric centers
in the Triangle area of NC. Currently, all children are selected by partnering hospitals and require written approval from their primary care physician.
Who accompanies the children to Walt Disney World?
Immediate family are included. Both parents (or legal guardians) and siblings are
permitted to make the trip with the child. In the case of a single parent family, one
other adult (grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc...) may accompany the child as well.
Can I refer a child?
Currently, we are not accepting direct referrals. All children are selected by partnering hospitals.
How can I recommend a fundraising opportunity?
If you have a fundraising idea or an event that we may partner with you on, please
send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is Mouse Dreams Foundation part of Disney?
No, Mouse Dreams Foundation is not affiliated with, authorized or endorsed by,
or in any way connected with, The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc.,
or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries.
If a child has already received a wish from another organization, are they still eligible for a trip to Disney World from Mouse Dreams?
Receiving a wish from another organization would not disqualify a child from consideration, unless the prior wish was a trip to Disney. However, priority is given to children who have never received a wish.