Import Lists, Letters to Santa, & Fundraising Links for Gift Drives
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Manage one or hundreds of wishlists as a team. Add items from multiple stores, as well as donation links, and nonmonetary gift ideas. Showcase all lists and recipients in one organization page with your custom brand and messaging. Set address privacy, organize giver contacts for thank you notes, all in one place. DreamList is private and ads-free. Get immediate support from our team at no cost. This year needs all the Holiday cheer it can get!
Amazing charities, teams, and even disaster recovery teams have grown their gift drives with DreamList every year. When not everyone can afford to adopt a whole family in need for the Holidays, Dream List enables you to show precisely the items needed by each family member, and let anyone in your community reserve and give something within their budget. Add family lists to Christmas tree tags, or share one link with all lists that need care. Make the Holidays sparkle a little brighter for more people in your community.
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Since 2017 DreamList has helped gift drive organizers serve their community and expand the number of families that can give to each year. DreamList drives are privated by default, unless the organizer wants to spread them, so we've helped facilitate both private corporate toy drives from Fortune 500 companies and public community drives that spread well beyond just local givers. Friends and family all over the country can buy and ship items for a gift drive directly to the families in need, or to a central wrapping and distribution location. DreamList has helped organizers:
Gift drive organizers can start and administer as many wishlists as they need for the drive. Each one of those lists can then added to the drive's group page that shows the gift drive instructions (location, timeline for receiving the gifts, other details), logo, compelling background photo, and each list ordered by organisers, with the full list story and 6 example items from that list (to give givers a compelling reason to give). The organizer can add multiple other administrators to each list - additional team members, the families that need to fill the list, etc. Givers who reserve gifts to give receive instructions on how to ship and give the items as they reserve an item and in their reservation email. They can leave a note with their gift. All contributions are preserved in a private table for the organizers to send thank you notes and donation receipts when needed.
The most frequent reason organizers receive messages from givers are out of stock items. That is why DreamList enables wish visitors to find the item at more than one store if needed or to reach out to the organizer anonymously with questions, to prevent the spoiling of surprises. We respond and forward all outreach and questions to the organizers.
Due to the pandemic, many in-person drives have gone online and have been able to scale bigger as a result. Privacy of shipping addresses has been important, which is why we have enabled multiple privacy level options for the address of the wishers on each list, as well as the linking of store registries that have the wisher's address saved within. DreamList offers the widest privacy and item variety options possible. To ensure each gift makes its way to the right receiver, organizers can label each item and ask receivers to ship the item with that label when ready (for example, "Family A, Child B").
The only feeling better than receiving a gift is the joy of giving one, especially to kids and people who wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise. During gift drives every member of your community can put themselves in Santa's shoes. Some families join drives to show their Children what it means to give and help others. Organizers who lead an angel tree or toy drive get to connect many in their community who are most willing to help and give to others, and they do it for an effort loved by everyone.
The story always matters the most! Any wishlist in a gift drive benefits from having a compelling story about the person or family it belongs to. Givers connect to a story much more than to items on a list.
DreamList has been optimised to show the stories of each list added to a gift drive group page and to enable organisers to shuffle and reorganize lists to make sure all wishers receive equal exposure to the top of the page, ensuring no wishlist is left behind.
We're not a store, so we support all retailers and service providers with equally beautiful feature cards in each dream list. Share one DreamList link with your community and connect all of your other wishlists & registries to prevent repeats. Add services, experience gifts, museum memberships, charities, 529 plans, and whatever matters to you.
Simply add the list/gift drive link as an item on your list, and make the item type "Exterlal Wishlist". Givers who see the drive from your lists on DreamList will be able to leave you a note whenver they give to the drives or lists you have shared.
If you are looking for meaningful drives to support, here are a few: St Dominic's Family Services | East House Angels | CLC Sacramento | The Bronx Defenders (If you need your gift drive to be featured, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Every family has people who are easy and people who are really hard to shop for this Christmas. DreamList is on a mission to help everyone get more meaningful gifts that are both memorable and thoughtful, so here are some tips we've surfaced from fellow parents.
A common wisdom suggests: "Something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read." To rock Christmas 2021 season you can confidently also add "something to do", and "something they dream about" to the list:
Congratulations for the new baby in your life! Since babies appreciate the wrapping paper more than the contents, the first year in the little one's life is a unique opportunity for a new parent, aunt, uncle, gradnparent or friend to contribute to something that makes a real difference in the life this wonderful bundle of joy. Use their first Christmas or build a Christmas wish list to add things they will appreciate later on. No matter how pretty, clothes are that age are outgrown in a month or two, and the right toy that is not a repeat can be hard to get. Here are 10 ideas that make a perfect gift for a baby:
The sight of a gift wrapped in a gift box will beam smiles on the faces of kids that are more precious than jewlery. Toddlers are much easier to please than babies.
Little ones are excited to write and send a letter to Santa! Enourage young children to write down their ideas on paper on our free printable christmas wish list and share a photo of it with family on DreamList. We will gladly import the list for you and Santa to your dream lists.
Ask the parents to create their DreamList already!
Teens are busy building their identity around friends and the rest of the world, so definitely ask them for their DreamList link.
In addition to regular christmas wish list purchases, you can now save for a car, a house, a trip, or a cause you support. Show friends your Christmas wish list, or direct their goodwill to a friend in need. Create private wish
lists and public christmas idea lists. Your Christmas list gives everyone options, they can send contributions however they please (via cash, Paypal, check, in person, you name it).
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