The Dream Catcher Balloon Program will allow challenged individuals to be inspired and lift their spirits by flying. The Dream Catcher Balloon Program is a specially built, two seated hot air balloon which will allow challenged individuals to feel EMPOWERED to overcome obstacles.
The Dream Catcher Balloon Program provides new possibilities to dream and is a new avenue which invites those who could never imagine an uplifting experience to renew their spirit. Through the creation of community events that bring value and service, a stronger community will be formed. And through education, their dream of flight will be fulfilled.
Chrysalis and the Dream Catcher Balloon Program is more than an aircraft for those in wheelchairs. It has become a vehicle to uplift and support individuals with many special needs. . . physical, mental, and spiritual. It is also a wonderful avenue to educate the public and bring about changes in public awareness and community involvement.
A child riddled with disease slowly losing the fight.
An adolescent born with a birth defect which renders them unable to voice their thoughts.
An accident which leads to the removal of limbs, sensations, and the loss of spirit,
An adult crippled by time and medical complications,
A senior who is too tired from life's journey and has lost that spark.
A wounded warrior back home who needs encouragement to come back to life.
A child in a village far removed from society with no hope of a beneficial education now sees the world with a sense of wonder and possibilities.
A child with cancer looking for that one last wish to float above the earth.
The possibilities of bringing joy to challenged individuals are endless...it takes just our IMAGINATION to make it real.
Now that your mind can see our purpose in life, IMAGINE this specially equipped hot air balloon...a uniquely small, lighter than air ship capable of being inflated in most parking areas, hospitals, care facilities, kids camps, or backyards. It takes a community of volunteers to make this happen...and it will happen. Our DREAM is to put a Dream Catcher aircraft and team of like minded individuals within the reach of a challenged individual throughout the world and provide a unity of spirit.
There is no investment better than saving the life of a lost spirit. Share our Dream. Get to know our purpose.
We are a Community and our goal is to raise awareness and spirits, to educate, and to create joy. Share the journey. Contribute with body, mind, and spirit to a unique vision of hope.
SUPPORTERS Individuals and Organizations that Support the Dream Catcher Balloon Program:
ARC of Southwest Washington, Vancouver WA
Boeing Employees Community Fund "supports us for grant application because Dream Catcher Balloon Program fits with their basic guidelines in health and human services", Seattle WA
Camp Erin-Wenatchee and Grief Place
Challenge Air, National (Historic Paine Field), Everett WA
Chrysalis/Dream Catcher Balloon Program P.O. Box 654, Carlsborg, WA 98324 (360) 601-2433 Dreamer@nwplace.com Chrysalis/Dream Catcher Balloon Program is registered in Washington as a nonprofit corporation.
Chrysalis/Dream Catcher Balloon Program is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.