My Name is Noah Lamaide. I am 14 yrs old. Each year I do a community service project in the hopes of helping others in need. I have been blessed with wonderful Family & Friends. Unfortunately not everyone is so lucky. This is the reason I chose to start Noah's Dream Catcher Network. I want to help others and make a difference in the world by asking people to reach out and help each other.
Thank you for helping me make the world a better Place one dream at a time!
My Current Dream in Progress:
I am Back!! I have taken a break from my website and work for awhile. I lost one of my very close friends and it was not easy but now I am back and in his honor I start my Christmas Project.
Christmas Pajama Drive
As many of you know. I lost one of my best friends this spring. My friend Joey Miller had an undetected heart condition and passed away without warning. I miss him very much. Joey and I spent a lot of time together. We have been friends since pre-school. One of our favorite things to do at Christmas was to wear goofy Christmas Pajamas, drink hot chocolate and watch movies. The picture below inspired me to come up with my Christmas Project. I would like to make up Christmas Eve Boxes for kids in need. Every kid should have a cool pair of pajamas and hot chocolate on Christmas Eve.
If you would like to help me make this happen please drop off donations of NEW fun warm pajamas, rated G new or GOOD used movies, instant hot chocolate, or microwave popcorn at one of the following locations:
* My House 448 2nd st North Stevens Point (by SPASH)
* Sky Club 2202 Post Rd, Plover, WI 54467
* Remax Northwood Reality 3260 Church Street Stevens Point, WI
(5/21/13) Today I lost one of my closest friends, Joey Miller. He died at a very young age (12) and I want to help his parents out with the funeral. Joey Miller was my best friend and I would do anything to bring him back, but I can't I figured this was the best I could do. With each donation I would also like something extra, a prayer for Joey and his family. You can donate online or by mailing checks payable to Kevin Miller to P.O. box 618 Stevens Point WI 54481. I consider this one of my most important projects because it was such a shock to his family and I. I have no specific goal except to do my part in helping the family. Thank you.
Click the following link to donate:
Goal $1,500.00 needed for Dance Scholarships
Current Amount Raised : $150.00
Donate $50 or more and we willl send you a dreamcatcher
My New Project: I am in the early stages of planning my new project. Right now I am taking donations to sponsor 3 kids who can not afford dance lessons the chance to dance. Once I have enough money to buy the dance lessons for three kids in my community I will begin to ask for interested kids to write a short essay on why they want the lessons and how it will change their life for the better. I have been in contact with a dance wear company who will donate shoes and dance wear to the three kids selected. If you can help sponsor one of the three kids go to my website and make a donation. If you would like more information just send me a message. I must first be sure I can raise enough money to sponsor the kids before I can take in the essays. Once I have reached the goal of $1500.00 I will announce where to send the essays.
Thank you very much for any help you can give to kids who can't afford to dance. I think all kids need a chance and this might change three lives!! If this goes well I plan to try to offer more things like Martial Arts and Music Lessons. I have to start with one and see how it goes.
Kids Helping Kids for A Better Tomorrow
Our mission is to help improve the lives of underprivileged children in the community. We think every child should have the chance to follow a dream be it music, dance, martial arts.
We want to offer children who may not be able to afford these things the chance to have their dream come true. It may just save their life and put them on the right path to a long and procuctive life. Your donation could change the life of a child.
The food drive was s BIG success. My friends and I with the HELP of my community filled my Grandma's SUV TWICE. Once on Staurday and again one Sunday. All the food was taken to Operation Bootstrap. I was also able to collect many toys and gifts at local drop sites that were taken in as well.
THANK YOU to each person in my community who took the time to help me make this dream come true! I could not do my projects without your support!!
Noah's Dream Catcher Network Holiday Basket drive for Operation Bootstrap.
My GOAL is to buy 150 Ham & Turkey
Can you imagine a Holiday without food? Poverty & hunger are real problems for people in our communities. Many of you have different views and strong beliefs about helping people. Since I have been on the news I have had many talks with people about the subject. Many of you feel people should work and pay for things they need but sometimes it is the kids who suffer because we can't help the parents or things happen in life that cannot be helped. I still believe it is right to offer a hand, not a hand out. My hope is that my network will inspire kids to want more for themselves after they get that hand. When a child is in the street hungry, all they think about is getting the food. No matter the cost. If we can fill that hunger maybe a person we have helped will be more productive and have a reason to look for work or help someone else. I hope you will consider joining me this holiday and give some children a hand. My goal is to buy 150 ham/turkey to fill Holiday Baskets at our food pantry.
On October 28th I turned 13. I asked everyone I knew to do something nice in my honor. I had some really awesome replies on my Facebook Page. Please check it out. I went and gave out hats & mittens at the Salvation Army for my Birthday.
Happy 13th Birthday Noah
My Birthday is on October 28th. I will be 13. I would like to ask everyone on my page to try to do something nice for someone on that day in honor of my Birthday. Stop back here and tell me what you did. That is all I want for my Birthday lots of people telling me what nice things you did to make the world just a little bit better. Thank you, Noah
Thank you to all who donated to my Sock Drive. Please see the link below for some photos of me with the box of socks. I took a pretty good sized box to Project Fresh Clothes. I am still taking donations of NEW socks & underwear. I can take them to our shelter.
I am taking donations for NEW in the package socks & under ware for kids of all ages(toddler to teen). It is back to school time & many children do not have under garments that are clean and fit well. I'd like to be able to provide these items for children in need. Something as smiple as clean socks can make a childs day. I have a box on my porch for donations at 448 2nd St N Stevens Point, WI 54481. I need all donations by Friday Aug 10th.
Thank you again for all who supported me and continue to help.
Goal $10,000 needed to Save Grandma's House From Foreclosure
Current Amount Needed: Goal Has been Met! Grandma can keep her house!
Thank you to each person who made a donation!! I could not do this without you! Any new donations will go towards a few of my next small projects. You can follow my progress here.
Together we can make our community a better place! Each person just has to give a little to make a lot of difference!
I want to help someone who is very dear to me for my next dream... My Grandma has fallen on hard times and is going to loose her home. My Grandma incase you don't know her has a heart of gold. She has given so much to our community since I can remember!!! She has done Foster Care ever since I was born and has helped 100's of children who would not have had a safe place to stay in the middle of the night when their own parents were not able to care for them. Her home will go for auction on Feb 15th. Please help me save her home so the kids of Portage Cty in need still have a place to go that is safe!! I want to give her her home back for Valentine's Day!! I need to rasie $10,000 by the end of Jan to help her. It seems like sooo much money but if I have 400 friends who can spare $25.00 I can give her this gift!! Only 200 friends if they give $50.00. To ensure I am honest you can view the sale on the portage cty website Janice Sparhawk Vs Portage Cty Bank. Please help me save my Grandma's house with any size gift you can give!!!! Love, Noah
I want to thank all the people for the nice emails and cards. I have gotten emails from all over the world. I hope my story will inspire other kids and communities to work together. I hope to start a new project very soon.
Noah has had many help requests pour in since his story went on the national news. At this time he does not have the money to fund another big project. He went public with his story hoping others would follow his example and turn to each other and their communities to lend a helping hand. If you are in need Noah would like to suggest you follow his plan. Break down your goal amount, start with your friends and ask each person to donate a small amount. As you can see from his story it can work and there is hope.
I challenge each kid who comes to my site to volunteer. If you don't have money to give then give of your time. It makes you feel good to help someone. Kids put away your video games for one day a month and help someone. You will be glad you did and it will make you feel good. Let me know on my facebook page what you did. https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/124091567710212/
I just broke $5,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much I am half way to my goal!!! I have only a short time left. PLEASE PLEASE help if you can. It will only take 200 people to give only $25.00 and I can save my grandma house.
thank you Noah
THANK YOU to all who have donated as of this morning I am at $1445.00. It will take 342 people to donate $25.00 for me to reach my goal!!! PLEASE HELP me spread the word I am running out of time. love, Noah
Today I am just undr $600.00. Please help me spread the word .
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~Dr. Seuss
Thank you to all my friends! I am at $535.00 as of today. I need 379 more friends to give $25.00 and I can make this dream come true.
God’s instruction that we should serve others is unmistakable in Scripture. It’s not a choice that we’re given. It’s a command. God charges us to reach out to those in need – in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces, in our cities and nation, and around the world.
In fact, God issues a specific call that we are to especially look out for “the least, the last, and the lost” – the marginalized and disadvantaged in our society. The widows, the orphans, the sick and the poor.
Did you know that there are over 2,000 verses in the Bible that deal with God’s view on justice & poverty? Verses like this one:
“Stand up for the poor and the orphan; advocate for the rights of the afflicted and those in need.” Psalm 82:3 (The Voice)
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. ~Mother Teresa
I have $300.00 as of this moring to help save my Grandma's house
Kim will be heading to florida with her dad in her mom's memory on Jan 18th 2012. Thank you to each person who donated!!
To date Noah has raised just under $200 in donations. Please help with this dream if you can!! If you can not please pray for the Bronk Family!!
The project I am currently working on is to raise enough funds to send my friend Kim (10) to Disney World with her Mom. Kim's Mom has terminal cancer and her Moms wish is to take Kim to Disney World before it’s too late. Please help me make her dream come true.
Past projects I have worked on before my website was started include for my 8th Birthday I had all my friends bring a gift for Operation Bootstrap(local food pantry) instead of a gift for myself. My friends and I filled 4 carts full of food & other needed items for the food pantry.
I had a charity rummage/bake sale to rasie money for a picnic for the Veterns At King.