St Jude Dream Home
Our role, starting in 2016, was to build a home on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a vehicle to increase funding, awareness, and visibility for the cause. St. Jude is prepared to pay for all of the costs associated with the lot and construction of the home. However, Cleveland Custom Homes made a commitment to use our relationships and resources to greatly minimize or eliminate all of the costs.
This will allow money to be allocated to the things that really matter—
“Finding Cures. Saving Children.”
Our first dream home campaign we, along with all of our partners—i.e. trades, vendors, and suppliers – were able to assist with covering almost 60% of the construction costs. That was ok but not good enough for our standards.
In 2017 our goal was “Net-Zero” (no cost to St. Jude). Thanks to all of our wonderful partners and a hand-selected committee; we achieved our goal and St. Jude did not pay a penny for the 2017 Cleveland Dream Home.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases.
Everything we do is centered on finding cures and saving children. And families never receive a bill from St. Jude. We pay for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. By sharing our knowledge freely and exchanging ideas openly, we’re inspiring more collaboration between doctors and researchers worldwide, and, as a result, more lifesaving treatments for children everywhere. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago. We are working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. Because most of our funding comes from individual supporters, no family pays St. Jude for anything. This unique structure gives us the freedom to focus on what matters most finding cures and saving children. At St. Jude, we won’t give up. We do everything possible to end childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases