Opal's Dream Foundation  BBB Charity Seal

The easter bunny is great…

but opal’s bunnies visit every week of the year!


brings happiness and dignity to seniors in over 75 nursing homes and long-term care facilities across Kentucky & Indiana - and sometimes we make lifelong dreams come true! Opal’s is a 501(c)(3) charity accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and a Platinum Seal of Transparency holder at GuideStar.

Watch the video below to see what inspired us to take up this mission.

Video courtesy of Paul Goodyear.

The Lives We Touch: 2017 Year In Review

(Check back SOON for 2018 Year in Review!)

Below are a few of the thousands of dreams we've helped come true over the years. Sometimes, it's a pair of new socks; sometimes it's new legs. We make dreams - big and small - come true whenever we can. We partner with businesses, and work with people just like you to make good things happen in the lives of local seniors - and Opal's knows how to get our money's worth. Don't believe us? Look what we accomplished last year with a budget of just $83,000!

Things We Gave AwAY

73,789 small gifts items in 5,130 Christmas Gift Bags

1447 Bottles of Lotion

109 pairs glasses

352 stuffed animals & comfort pets

120 Activities Books

60 Boxes of Crayons

28 TV’s, a surround sound system, and plenty of DVD’s

26 pillows & blankets

Dozens of items of clothing

17 CD players

7 Juke Boxes

5 sets of Dentures

4 wheelchairs

3 Karaoke Machines

3 Record Players

3 Cricut Machines

3 sets of wheelchair batteries

3 Cases of Toothpaste

3 Tablets

2 Walkers

Chest of Drawers

Bible on CDs


Subscription for the Courier Journal


Provided >1500 hours of spiritual care

Threw 8 parties

Repaired 5 wheelchairs

Set up a TV Station

Set up a Salon

Led trips to the Kentucky State Fair, Pendleton Farm, Cracker Barrel, Bats Games, Derby Museum, Movie Theaters, Golden Corral, and an ice cream shop

Provided transportation to get 25 residents to the Belle of Louisville

Gave games & prizes at half a dozen homes

Paid for dozens of live music & magic shows

Provided cremation services for a veteran

Let's Work Together

By contributing your time or money, you can work with us to bring comfort and smiles where they're needed most. 

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Financial Transparency for Prospective Donors

Financial info for 2018 - coming soon!

Click here to view Opal’s Dream Foundation 2017 Federal Form 990

Click here to view our 2017 Annual Report

Growth in Services

Christmas Program Growth

Read Opal's Story In Her Own Words 

This is the story of Opal Grubbs, a kind woman with a great smile, who spent 43 years of her life in a nursing home. In her memory, we have taken up the mission of providing comfort and companionship to other seniors - and sometimes we make dreams come true.

Congratulations Walter Simpson (Ticket #083) - You Won the Derby Raffle!

(Click here to view assigned raffle ticket numbers)

Raffle details can still be accessed through the 2019 Events Tab. Raffle drawing live stream can viewed on our Facebook page.