A Dream Makers Holiday

A Dream Makers Holiday will be held at Broadway Commons on the evening of November 11th. It will be an evening of cultural celebration, food, music and dance, all centered around Dream Tree; the Salem Dream Centers annual drive to provide Christmas gifts to children in our community. The food served to our guests will be prepared by select Dream Center families, and under the careful guidance of local restauranteur Karo Thom. There will be Native American and Mexican Food that will amaze you!

This event is by invitation using a table captain model. If you would like to attend and bless children by adopting their Christmas wishes, please email us and we will help you get assigned to a table. If you would like to host a table and invite benevolent people to join you at your table (tables seat 8), please let us know that as well and we will provide you with the Table Captain information packet.

Location: Broadway Commons; Grant & Highland Rooms

Date: Friday November 11th 2016

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Thanksgiving Food Box Blessings:

Creating and delivering food boxes to the homes of families in our community.

Location: Life Church 255 College Dr NW Salem OR 97304

Date: Saturday November 19th  2016

Times: Prep: 3:00PM  Boxing: 4:00PM   Load: 5:00PM   Delivery: 6:30PM


Bakers we need your Christmas Cookies for Operation Sneaky Elf:

As you will read below, at 3:30am Christmas morning Sneaky Elves will scurry through the town hanging gift bags of cookies on doorknobs. Every year we hear from someone that receiving that gift of cookies meant the world to them, that they didn’t feel alone. Please help us reach 1,000 doors with at least 1 dozen cookies this year.

We accept homemake cookies and bakery bought Christmas cookies. The reason? We want them to know the gift came from the heart.

Cookie donations can be dropped off at West Salem ACE Hardware 820 Wallace Rd NW Salem, OR 97304, or Life Church 255 College Dr NW Salem OR 97304 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or Sunday before or after their 10:30am service.


Dream Tree:

Dream Trees hold the Christmas wishes of hundreds of children. Each ornament has a child’s first name, age, gender and two gift wishes. People take an ornament, get a detailed gift description, then buy the gifts and return them unwrapped.

Date: Trees can go up as early as you want, but gifts need to be collected by December 11th as we need the upcoming week to sort, check-in and organize the children’s gifts

Dream Tree Locations:

Applebees (All Salem Keizer Locations)

Finder Keepers Unique Boutique

Red Robin

West Salem Ace Hardware

West Salem Les Schwab Tire

Urban Grange Coffee

West Salem Curves

Life Church

West Salem Baptist Church

Connection Life Church

Copper Creek Mercantile

Toy Drop off at West Salem Starbucks


Christmas Food Box Blessings:

Creating and delivering food boxes to the homes of families in our community.

Location: Life Church 255 College Rd NW, Salem OR 97304

Date: Tuesday December 20th

Times: Prep: 3:00PM Boxing: 4:00PM  Load: 5:00PM Delivery: 6:30PM


Santa’s Workshop:

An amazing festive night wrapping donated Christmas gifts from Dream Tree’s, and decorating 7,400 Christmas Cookies that will accompany donated homemade cookies for Sneaky Elf. A night of Christmas Music, Holiday Celebration and dinner, all while blessing children as we wrap their Christmas gifts. This is an amazing holiday tradition.

Location: Life Church255 College Dr NW Salem OR 97304

Date: Friday December 16th


Dinner at 5:00PM

Wrapping at 6:00PM

Holiday Dessert after gifts are wrapped. Bring your favorite dessert to share


Sneaky Elf:

On Christmas morning sneaky elves with place holiday gift bags filled with homemade cookies and candy on doorknobs’ of homes throughout Edgewater as the residents sleep. On Christmas morning, they will awake to find the gift bag and a Christmas blessing, telling them they are loved.

Bagging cookies location: Life Church

Prep: December 24th

Time: 8:00PM

Sneaky Elf Delivery

Location: West Salem Baptist Parking Lot next to Nuestra Casa (924 Arthur St NW)

Delivery: December 25th

Time: 3:30AM

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