Sheepshead Native Launches Dream Factory, Granting Chronically Ill Children A Dream Experience

The Saltzman's going away party at JFK airport. From left to right: Susan Saltzman, Boardmember Tara Hodgens, Jessica Saltzman, Steven Saltzman, Matthew Saltzman and David Huber.

When Sheepshead Bay native David Huber, 25, first became involved with the Dream Factory organization four years ago, he was just a college student interested in volunteer work. Since then, their mission to make dreams come true for critically and chronically ill children has left a lasting impression on him.

So much so, that he has decided to take on a leadership role and establish the first-ever Brooklyn chapter, located in Sheepshead Bay.

Huber’s contributions, like recruiting new board members and volunteers, have been instrumental in granting the dream of Matthew Saltzman, a 13-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Matthew and his family went on a dream vacation to Disney World with a new digital camera and souvenir money, provided by Huber and the rest of the Dream Factory team.

Currently, the members of the local chapter are eager to find another Brooklyn-based dream candidate. The criteria is that the child must be between 3 and 18 years of age and critically or chronically ill. To submit recommendations, receive additional information, or make donations contact The Dream Factory of Brooklyn, Inc, at:

1421 Sheepshead Bay Road, Suite 158
Brooklyn, NY, 11235
Phone: 917-670-9528