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Elizabeth and Alicia in their new space

Our Purpose
To benefit children in southeast Michigan who are at-risk, in-need or who have been through an unfortunate situation by surprising them with a specially decorated space of their own to dream, create, be inspired and feel special.

 

 

To hear from our President, Tricia Delude, and learn more about A Space 2 Dream’s mission, goals and spaces, please view our video.

Friends Of Ryan Kennedy (FORK) Memorial Playground and AS2D

A Space 2 Dream is excited to announce our partnership with the Friends of Ryan Kennedy in the creation of a memorial playground at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston.

Ryan Kennedy was a 10 yr-old boy in Clarkston who passed away in May of 2012 after a long battle with brain cancer. Ryan not only touched the lives in the Clarkston Community, but all over the globe. Celebrities such as Brittney Spears started following Ryan on Twitter and his family has been interviewed on television several times including the Today Show.

A group of educators, community leaders, and Independence Township Parks and Recreation formed the Friends of Ryan Kennedy to keep Ryan’s memory alive and to strengthen the community. The first major project is to build a 13,000 sq. ft. play structure at Clintonwood Park. Completion date is 2014 and various fundraising events are underway. Please consider attending an event or purchase a sponsorship of the playground.

For more information please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/clarkston.k12.mi.us/fork/

 

“I wanted to tell you what an honor it was to work with you and your
wonderful group on Saturday 9/24/11. I absolutely loved doing it. To
see their faces when we were done was just so humbling and fulfilling
all at the same time.
Thank you so much for allowing me to help and I really would like to
help on future projects as I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed working
with a more loving group of people than all of you. God bless you for
what you give to others.”                    ~Gerry Feld, Room Volunteer


 

To read coverage from Candace Williams and The Detroit News, click here.

 “Thank you, we love our new room!”

~Elizabeth & Alicia, 11 yrs

Eleven-year-old twins Elizabeth’s and Alicia’s space was a fun, inspiring experience for the fourteen volunteers who made their dream possible. Watch this exciting video which  documents the twins’ project from the first coat of paint to the “reveal.” 

Upcoming Events

Friends of Ryan Kennedy (FORK) Playground Fundraiser

Saturday March 2nd at 7pm. The Friends of Ryan Kennedy (a sub committee of A Space 2 Dream) are hosting a fundraiser at Buckshots in Clarkston for the Ryan Kennedy Memorial playground to be built at Clintonwood Park. The event includes great raffle and silent auction items including a week-end get-away to Mackinac Island! Live music from The Locals, food, children’s raffle, games, and more! This is a family friendly event and children are welcome.All proceeds benefit the Ryan Kennedy Memorial Playground.

A Night For Dreams

Our third annual charity cocktail event will be held in April 2013. We are currently seeking a new venue for this fun event as we have outgrown the previous venue at Bar Louie in Auburn Hills. Location and event details will be posted soon. Don’t miss this great night with friends!

A Space 2 Dream is an all-volunteer non-profit organization.

Without the help of generous volunteers, A Space 2 Dream would not be able to inspire children and teens. AS2D has many volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages!

  • Help makeover a room
  • Assist at a fundraiser
  • Attend networking events and speak on behalf of AS2D
  • Distribute flyers/marketing materials in your community
  • Become a member of the AS2D “Dream Team”

To find out how you can volunteer and help create a dream space for a child in need, please email tricia@aspace2dream.org.

Internship opportunities are always available with AS2D. This is a great opportunity for a college student or someone who is re-entering the workforce and needs experience. To inquire about an exciting and rewarding non-paid position, please contact AS2D Volunteer Coordinator Laverne Woodward at: vern1222@yahoo.com.


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