Make a child's dream come true!

“We grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through eighteen, within a fifty mile radius of Peoria, Illinois."


Want to get involved?

We encourage our volunteers to bring their un ique talents and interests to the Dream Factory so that their experience will be just as personally rewarding for them as it is for the children we serve.



Refer a Child:

Our organization does its best to offer dreams to children in need. If you know of a seriously ill child and would like to help, click here.



Donate Now

The Dream Factory has many
ways to donate and we try to accommodate any form of donation as long as it fits within the regulations and guidelines that govern our non-profit status.


Granted Dreams:

demoClick here to view more dreams we have granted!

Updated: April 16, 2013

Current News:

Come join our team!

demoWant to lend a helping hand? Come sit in on our meetings every third Monday of the month at the East Peoria Convention Center, 4200 Main St., East Peoria, IL!

Updated: March 26, 2015

Upcoming Events:

Comedy Night

Saturday, September 24th
6:00 pm, Itoo Hall
More information...

Updated: June 28, 2016

Welcome to the Dream Factory of Central Illinois!

The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain.

We strive to provide hope and relief from the trauma and corresponding stress and depression that both the children and their families can endure on a day-to-day basis. The fulfillment of dreams is not based on financial need and our gift of a dream is not given as charity.

We do what we can to give a child and their family time to focus their attention on something other than the illness which they face daily. Doctors agree that providing a dream can improve the quality of life for these children and extend the life of a critically ill child.


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