WHAT WE'VE SEEN SINCE THE PANDEMIC

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Operation DREAM as an organization and our mentors have adapted to continue to meet the needs of the boys and young men we serve as well as the families. We have seen significant job loss and financial despair within the families of our boys and young men creating even more instability and stress in their households. The safe havens that once existed, including school and extra-curricular activities have been cancelled, making the services of Operation Dream even more important.

The Effects of COVID-19

We have meaningful long-term relationships with our members and their families. Many have called on Operation DREAM for assistance and we are working to meet the challenge in the following important ways:

 

  • Critical Survival Needs: Providing food and basic supplies for the many families that have lost jobs during the “Safer at Home” order.

  • Work Opportunities: Providing work opportunities to young men through a program to assemble face masks for public distribution.

  • Mentorship: Continuing support to our members and families through our dedicated mentor video chats, phone-calls, emails and 24/7 support.

  • Academic Support: Working with University School of Milwaukee to continue our tutoring partnership via individual virtual learning sessions and fund the technology necessary to support e-learning.

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Hoodies & T-Shirts

As a means to further assist our young men and their families during these challenging times, we have launched a campaign to sell Operation DREAM t-shirts and sweatshirts. We encourage you to support this fundraiser as a way to help our members while simultaneously showing solidarity with our program and mission by sporting our gear!

 

Please use the link below to purchase apparel:

No Time of Need is Greater Than Now!

Many of our members lived below the poverty line even prior to the pandemic. It has significantly increased the mental and emotional difficulties faced on a daily basis.

 

Operation DREAM has identified several near-term initiatives, and we have found that food and critical supplies for our members and their families is the most critical real-time need. Please help provide financial support to sponsor grocery store certificates for members and their families.

100% of your donation goes directly to the families that need our support

Work Opportunities

Financial support for members compensated for participating in a face mask making initiative. The face masks will be distributed to local communities serving organizations for distribution.

Academic Support

Financial support to provide members with basic technological needs for virtual e-learning and tutoring partnership this summer.​

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SUPPORT US

Get Involved

Operation DREAM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on community support to transform the lives of boys and young men. The generous support of volunteers and donors provides children with a haven and a myriad of positive opportunities to survive and thrive. 

 

Let's Give Back

Instead of donating money you can donate time! We are always looking for volunteers for short and ling term events! Contact us today to see what events are coming up.

Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate:

 
In Person

1555 N. Rivercenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Online

Make a tax deductible donation‏.

By Mail

1555 N. Rivercenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Operation Dream

Administrative Office

1555 N. Rivercenter Drive

Suite 114

Milwaukee, WI 53212

(414) 226-5305

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