Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to see how you can be a blessing this Christmas season. On this page are two sections: Be a Blessing & Need a Blessing. Here is the information on how to be a blessing in either Pittsfield or North Adams with information at the bottom of this page if you are in need of a blessing this year.
From all of us at the Dream Center, we hope that you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas!
BE A BLESSING
To give a monetary donation to our Christmas programs you can give online through Paypal today and we will do the shopping for you!
Last year, with the generous support of our community we were able to provide all 420 students at Morningside School with a gift for Christmas! School staff as well as our volunteers were left with a memory that we will never forget. Children opened up their gifts with the biggest smile on their faces and shared tears of joy.
There were countless stories of children opening up the exact gift that they wanted. Again thank you to everyone who partnered with us last year to make this possible. One story in particular, that touched our hearts was a child opening up a gift placed inside a stocking. The child told us that was exactly that they were hoping for because two weeks earlier they moved and weren't able to take their stocking with them. We were able to bless a child with something just a few days before Christmas that they otherwise wouldn't be able to have.
This day was called "The Miracle at Morningside" by teachers and students who had hoped to see something like this happen for years.
This year, we are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Morningside again, and would absolutely love to see this miracle become a reality for these 386 students who deserve a blessing.
All grades & classrooms now need sponsors!
We are asking for the gift to be between a $15-$25.00 value.
To bless a child please just simply fill out the form below. Please identify your gift with the grade & gender that you are blessing when you drop your present off at the Dream Center! We are open Tuesday 1:00-4:30, Wednesday 10:00-2:30 & Friday 9:00-1:00pm in Pittsfield to receive presents anytime!
In North Adams, we will be working with one of our Mobile Food Pantry distribution sites to have a "Mobile Merry Christmas!"
Parents can come with their children to receive a gift for Christmas! How many presents we receive is what we will be able to distribute.
We need gift donations for both boys & girls of all ages!
Please buy a stocking and fill it with gifts for either a boy or girl! There is a tree with gift choices at Zumba in the Berkshires in North Adams, 60 Union Street.
Age groups are:
Birth-1 year old
2-3 years old
4-6 years old
7-11 years old
12-16 years old
Just label the stocking that you would like to purchase for.
If you would like to give for North Adams please fill out the form below and drop your gift off either Monday or Wednesday from 6-7pm @ 149 Eagle Street!
NEED A BLESSING
If you need a blessing this Christmas we would love to be one for you. Here are our programs and how you can receive some help this year from us.
Pittsfield: This year we have adopted Morningside Community School! Every child will receive a gift this year and we are so excited to be able to do another "Miracle at Morningside!" Also in Pittsfield we are having our Christmas Eve service on Sunday morning at 11:00am. During the service there will be a bike giveaway as well as a gift giveaway for every child at the end of service. We invite you to join us for a special time with singing Christmas carols, a message on the true meaning of Christmas, and crafts & fun for the kids!
North Adams: In North Adams this year we are excited to do our first ever Mobile Merry Christmas! We will be doing a gift distribution at one of our food pantry distribution sites that we have been visiting for over a year on Saturday, December 16th. This year we are adopting one of our sites instead of our event at the movie theatre.