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Ever been sick enough that you had to stay home for the day? It’s boring. Lonely. And frustrating. Now imagine what it’s like to cope with a long-term illness. Especially if you were a child.

At a time when children are supposed to be full of energy, exploring the world, and exhausting their potential, many are coping with sickness in sterile hospital rooms or confined to their homes for weeks, months, even years.

The Room to Dream Foundation recognizes how a sick child can feel. Our focus is to make chronically-ill, inner-city or suburban children feel special and improve their quality of life by transforming their environments. It could be a hospital room, a bedroom at home or a facility for sick children and their families. Each and every situation provides a unique opportunity for us to work our magic. And to promote strength, imagination, and self-worth in every child.

Due to a large number of referrals, we are currently only able to accept applications submitted from approved hospitals in the Greater-Boston area. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and must be submitted by approved hospitals to be considered by the Foundation.

The Room to Dream Foundation respects the privacy of the children and the families it serves. The Room to Dream Foundation considers all information it receives from children and families absolutely confidential. The Room to Dream Foundation will never discuss information it receives with any outside parties, unless it is specifically needed AND the parents or guardians have consented.

The Mission

The mission of the Room to Dream Foundation is to create healing environments in bedrooms for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses. As they recuperate and recover, our hope is that their renovated spaces will improve their quality of life, promote strength, imagination, self-worth, and aid in their recovery processes. The Room to Dream Foundation focuses its services on children and families in need.  In order to complete each renovation, we purchase all of the furnishings and supplies. Every purchase is tailored to the specific needs of a child or family. Through a caring staff of professional and amateur artists, interior decorators, and volunteers, we design and transform living spaces that give children and adolescents room to dream of a healthier future.