Spikes K9 Fund hosts Hops for Hair Missiles – PART TWO in Gig Harbor!

Jimmy Hatch, one of our Prayer Breakfast guest speakers visit here will also include a fundraising event for his foundation, Spikes K9 Fund, on Saturday, September 14th. The local Wet Coast Brewing Company owned by two first responders will host Hops for Hair Missiles – PART TWO and is open to the public. Hatch has helped […]

Harnish Auto Family Donates Check

Today was an outstanding day as the leadership team from the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation accepted a check for $10,000 from the Harnish Auto Family. We were chosen to be the beneficiary of their March Hometown Heroes Campaign where every first responder or veteran who visited any of the 5 family dealerships, VW of […]

Hometown Heroes 2019

The HOMETOWN HEROES campaign presented by the Harnish Family Auto Dealers is going strong and half way there til the last day on the 18th. Please spread this to any first responder or veteran, active military that you can. They are giving $50 gift certificates to those who serve our communities and country for just […]

2018 Race for a Soldier Highlights

It was another successful event with hundreds of runners and, what seemed to be the entire community of Gig Harbor and beyond turning out to cheer them on. We are grateful for the participation and support. View the highlights here.

2018 Year in Review

We heard from powerful speakers about living with the memory of being trapped inside the World Trade Center in 9-11. We celebrated successful events including Race for a Soldier, Pull for a Solider, and Swing for a Solider. Watch our inspiring video here.

Job Opening //Volunteer Coordinator // Race For a Soldier

THE 2019 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!  If you are still interested in volunteering, please click here! The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation’s event Race For a Soldier is seeking the right candidate as our Volunteer Coordinator for the the 9th annual 10 miler and 5k. Key responsibilities include: recruit and manage volunteers, coordinate training, assign […]

Support Permission To Start Dreaming while you are holiday shopping!

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation every time you shop on Amazon, AND at no cost to you. Do your holiday shopping on Amazon, and support a cause you believe in: the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation. Get started with these easy steps: Visit smile.Amazon.com Select […]

Please consider the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation on #GivingTuesday


Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year […]

Festival Helps Fund New Program For Soldiers Returning From War

Posted on September 6, 2017 Leaders, veterans and family members behind the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation want to change the post-traumatic stress discussion to an effort focused on post-traumatic growth. The foundation is launching a new program that cultivates and facilitates post-traumatic growth in warriors coming home from war. Their program will get a […]

Reflecting on 9/11

9-11 memorial

Reflecting on that horrendous day of 9/11 at the Freedom Tower and memorial in New York is a somber experience and for thousands if not millions will always be stingingly painful.  Many young men and women saw that day as a call to arms and signed up to protect our country and our way of […]