Silence is NOT acceptable
As a daughter, a wife, an immigrant, a human being, and a mother - I cannot be silent while there is systemic racism so pervasive throughout our society. Silence has been the oxygen allowing hate to thrive, and we must do better to acknowledge and combat it head on with our eyes and ears wide open -- if not for ourselves, then for our children.
Dream City will be adding on top of our ongoing weekly COVID relief efforts to donate funds and goods to organizations that fight racism and inequality. We are too frequently reminded that we have a long way to go. I started by personally donating $1,000 to embracerace.org to promote the awareness of inclusiveness and equality when it comes to race. I also donated $500 to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to help reform our criminal justice system, achieve education equity, and ensure economic justice for all.
Note that Dream City was built for ALL children, without regard to skin color, ethnicity, or background. Racism or hate will never be tolerated.
Owner and Founder of Dream City
We are committed to support front line and essential workers until we have collectively defeat COVID-19. We have delivered meals and goods to the following organizations:
Elmhurst Hospital Ambulatory Care Services - 40 meals
NYPD Precinct 112 - 40 meals
FDNY Engine 305/Ladder 151 - 12 meals
Park Terrace Care Center - 80 meals
Forest Hills Post Office - 100 meals
MTA Bus Drivers - 20 gift bags
Kew Gardens Post Office - 25 meals
In a joint effort with Support Forest Hills Eateries Group, we donated to Queens Together to nourish local restaurants with financial support and communities facing hunger, we are sending 100 meals to people in need at Masbia of Queens
To be continued...
Dream City Raffle
Congrats to our winners - Lauren L. and Arlinda S.
While Dream City has been closed, we have committed to purchasing and delivering meals from local restaurants to give to our critical organizations. This will continue indefinitely until we have collectively defeated COVID-19.
As you can imagine, this can get costly. Therefore, we are going to try something a little different to raise funds for this initiative. We'd like to introduce our first ever Dream City Raffle!
The winner receives:
2 hours, exclusive use of both floors of Dream City at a mutually agreed on date and time, solely for your immediate household (attendees must live together)
Be the FIRST to try out our BRAND NEW dress-up collection
Dream City Swag bag, including 1 Dream City drink tumbler, 1 Dream City reusable water bottle and 1 Dream City tote bag
Play your favorite songs: your own custom playlist / song requests
Be the first to use our not yet released bubble machine
Pizza during the event, delivered by Portofino or Gloria Pizza (winner's choice), non-alcoholic drinks for adults and children, utensils and supplies
Must be used before June 30, 2020
Note we have continued to keep our facilitates clean, and will have the space fully sanitized before and after your arrival. During your visit, staff will be socially distanced and will not interact with you unless necessary. You may bring your own food (e.g. cake, other special treats, etc.) but our staff cannot help you prepare or serve it.
Cost: $10 per entry, or $40 for 5 entries (unlimited entries per person)
How to enter: Make your contribution to our GoFundMe campaign linked here, e.g. if you want to purchase one entry, please donate $10.
The winner will be drawn at 10am on Sunday, May 10. 100% of proceed received will go to funding our weekly food/meal delivery initiative.
Please feel free to reach out if there are any questions. We hope you'll support us in this initiative. Thank you again for all your support.