Helping Sick Children all over the World

Pamela Babek

Wishers and Dreamers, Inc.

Wishers and Dreamers is a non-profit that sends little hospital gowns to children all over the world, as well as delivering them to children’s hospitals. Our volunteers are very important to us. They are the ones who make all the hospital doll gowns. They put their hard work and love into each gown in hopes that it helps a child with what they are going through with their medical issues.

Josh Zahid

Guilds Manager
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Foundation

They provide amazing handmade gowns to our kiddos while in treatment. These cuddly soft animals provide a joyous moment for the kids to be happy while receiving care and treatment.

A parent can request a gown for their child.

Hospital Staff can request a gown for children.

Our Mission

We know that many children spend their time in hospitals, clinics, and germ free environments. Many children with disease, illness, or a disabling medical condition are unable to play outside. Their doll or bear may be their best friend. Therefore, our mission is to provide, free-of-charge*, a hospital gown for their doll, bear, or little buddy. All gowns are handmade with love by the Wishers and Dreamers, family, and friends.

*Thanks to our generous donors!

Wishers and Dreamers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.Tax ID # 47-1865187

Wishers and Dreamers Sewing Team

We can only accomplish all that we do through our amazing network of skilled volunteers. It truly is a team effort! One volunteer group, “Sewing with Heart” senior sewing group, located in Irvine, CA, has been sewing  gowns for Wishers and Dreamers from the beginning. They generously volunteer their time and skills. The Sewing with Heart team has made over 600 gowns for children all over the world.

Many other individual and group volunteers have worked diligently to hand-craft gowns, tailored to our children's (and their family's) request for a special gown. Please visit our Wishers and Dreamers Facebook Page where we love to showcase many of our wonderful volunteers. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering for Wishers and Dreamers?

Wishers and Dreamers' Milestones
  • July 2013 - First gown sent to Mattie G. in the State of Georgia
  • August 2013 - First gown sent internationally to Casey in New Zealand
  • November 2014 - 1,000th gown sent
  • March 2015 - 2,000th gown sent
  • December 2015 - 501(c)(3) approved
  • July 2016 - 3,000th gown sent
  • January 2017 - 4,000th gown sent
  • July 2017 - 5,000th gown sent
  • 2018 - Honored Recipient of the City of Temecula Award "Temecula Has Heart ... Because Nice Matters"
  • 2019 - Honored Recipient of the "Association of Fundraising Professionals Inland Empire Volunteer Group of the Year Award 2020"
  • November 2019 - 10,000 gowns sent
  • 2020 - 26,402 cloth facial masks
  • 2020 - 16,000 hospital doll gowns
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most common questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of bear or doll are your gowns for?

Our gowns are for all types of stuffed animals and dolls.

Does it cost anything to get a gown for my child?

Because of the generous donations we receive, there is no cost for your sick child’s gown. We ship it to you for free!

Who makes the special gowns?

Wisher & Dreamer volunteers work hard to make each gown. They hope the gowns will bring joy to many sick children.

Why do you make gowns for sick children’s companions?

We know a sick child’s doll or bear may be their best friend while they are in the hospital or clinic. A gown for their doll or bear makes them happy!

Are you a non-profit organization?

Yes, Wishers and Dreamers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Tax ID #47-1865187

Can I donate any amount that I want?

Yes, you can choose the amount you would like to donate. We have several sponsorships you can choose, or you can decide your own amount.

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joy & encouragement to children

Meet Pamela

Pamela Babek, Founder
Pamela recognized the struggle cancer patients go through on a daily basis, and wanted to help by giving them something that would symbolize joy and encouragement. Pamela's passion for children led her to focus on helping children with cancer. Pamela soon recognized there were many other forms of illness children were suffering from. Therefore, Wishers and Dreamers was founded to help all sick children who would like a homemade gown for their doll or other little buddy.

Made with 100% love by our volunteers!
All gowns are sent to children FREE of charge.