Dream Cream Ice Cream Challenges Pittsburgh to Dream Bigger
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream— Gucci Mane liked the stuff so much that he tattooed a cone on his face. Even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good… But is it possible to make ice cream even better than it already is?
It was this platform that made it possible for Dream Cream Ice Cream to become such a huge success among Pittsburgh residents.
Located in Downtown Pittsburgh on Liberty Avenue, Dream Cream is one of the many businesses spawned by Project Pop Up, an initiative established by the City of Pittsburgh with the sole intent of revitalizing Pittsburgh’s drabber downtown area. With the project’s help, Thomas Jamison, Founder and “Chief Cone” of Dream Cream, was able to renovate and repopulate an abandoned Downtown storefront with the dream of making even more dreams come true.
Using unique flavors to make dreams come true is exactly how Dream Cream made ice cream even better. Whether your dream is to buy your first winter coat, build hospitals in Antarctica, or throw a neighborhood block party, their mission is simple: Dream Cream gives you the opportunity to pitch your dream and volunteer to tell your story while scooping ice cream in the shop. You can pick any flavor ranging from Death by Chocolate to Movie Popcorn to represent your dream, and at the end of the month, 25% of that flavor’s profits will go straight to your cause.
Starting March 1, Dream Cream will take their mission even further with what they’re calling the American Dream Project. Powered primarily through social media, the mechanics of the project are modeled loosely off the success of 2014’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The goal is to get one million people to donate $2 to an IndieGogo Campaign, and to share their dream online while challenging two of their friends to do the same.
The money will be contributed directly to building a Dream Cream Truck and starting a Dreamer Foundation to help other causes spawning from the campaign. The motive behind the project is to not only challenge people to dream bigger, but to encourage them to believe that those dreams will come true.
In a recent interview with Thrill Mill, Thomas spoke passionately about his projects, stating, “Until you have a support system surrounding you, you won’t believe your dream is possible. It’s not that it can’t be done, it’s just that you don’t know how to do it… Yet.”