Beginning of the Dream
ago, inspired to give back to the community that had given them
so much, Mark and Gina Rudolph embarked on a mission which began
with a toy drive they initiated for St. Christopher's Hospital in
Their goal was
to spread happiness to the children at St. Christopher's, and at
the same time, be a source of support for their parents and families.
Mark and Gina
enjoyed this annual mission immensely, but felt that there was so
much more they could do to aid the families of the Delaware Valley.
The closer their project brought them to the families in need, the
more they discovered they wanted to make a lasting difference in
the lives of the children.
From a Dream
This quest led
them to create the Dream Foundation - dedicated to assisting families
with ill children and providing them with the moral support and
financial help at a time when it is most necessary. All they required
was the dream. "We felt that if we could dream it, then we
could do it," says Mark. That optimism and philosophy is all
that they needed to embark on their dream - and they have no intention
of stopping now.
Mark and Gina
have set high goals for the future of The Dream Foundation, including
tapping into the corporate and business communities of South Jersey,
as well as the general public. The Rudolph's roots in the area run
deep and they've nurtured their business and community associations
into strong and long-lasting relationships. Through their expansive
branches into the Delaware Valley area, the Rudolph's have built
a base on which they will construct the future of The Dream Foundation.
to raise funds through corporate donations, local business donations,
private donations and the sale of awareness bracelets which will
be available at many local businesses.
The monies collected
by The Dream Foundation will be used to help families in the Delaware
Valley with ill children, strapped and burdened by medical and household
bills and not able to make it on their own. The Dream Foundation
will provide them with hope, assistance and caring.
The annual toy
drive initially began with St. Christopher's Hospital, but plans
are in the works to expand this event nationwide.
hope to raise enough funds to build and remodel homes for families
whose financial situations prohibit them from residing in the comfortable
and safe living conditions they and their children so deserve and
desire. As the Rudolph's so aptly put it, "Dreams
do come True,"