Hillsides Annual Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for our charity, raising more than $450,000 to help support the work we do.
“I wish I could get rid of my acne,” said a 16-year-old boy, who was severely depressed and had previous suicide attempts.
“I wish I could go home with my mom. I want to get out of foster care,” said 15-year-old girl born with a cleft lip and palate, who has been placed out of home for many years.
A seven-year-old boy, whose both parents live with mental illness and neglected him, wishes “for toy cars.”
“I wish someone could love me,” said a 16-year-old girl, who has had six previous hospitalizations in the year before coming to Hillsides.
“I wish I had some new clothes,” said eight-year-old girl, who is a survivor of extensive abuse, and has been in multiple placements before coming to Hillsides.
“I wish I had a home,” said a 10-year-old girl, whose mother is incarcerated and father is abusive.
This 18-year-old girl with a seizure disorder said she wishes "I could go to college and have a career.”
At Hillsides we nurture these dreams. We strive to banish the nightmares of the past and help children heal and rediscover joy. We are dedicated to creating a better life for every child. Help us make their dreams come true.