Project Catches Dreams for Undocumented Youth

Opportunities for Community Service Continue Beyond High School

Handcrafted dream catchers symbolize the hopes of young Dreamers, who face an uncertain future under President Trump’s immigration policies.

Dream catchers symbolize positivity and safety, as they catch bad dreams and only allow good dreams to come through. “It is a good metaphor for people to dream big,” says Dream Peace founder Moriah Stapf, who creates handcrafted dream catchers to benefit the DREAMers.

Short for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act,  undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and went to school here will be granted legal status if this bill  –which dates back to 2001 — is ever passed by Congress. The majority of the profits made from sales of Stapf’s dream catchers is donated to United We Dream in its fight against the injustice undocumented youth face.

Stapf says she began Dream Peace “to raise voices of people who aren’t heard and who don’t get to tell their stories” after President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.  Her mission goes hand in hand with the mission of United We Dream, she says. This is the reason she chooses to send any money she raises through the sale of her dream catchers to them.

Stapf picked the Dreamers because “the idea of adolescents who lose their right to live in their homes and are forced to go back to a country that is in a time of war and to a place they possibly never have been” really struck a chord with her.

Depending on the size and the different fabrics of each dream catcher, the amount of time she spends on each one differs. Stapf estimates it takes her at least an hour and up to six to complete a single dream catcher. You can follow Stapf on Pinterest.