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We are on a waiting list for James to have the Best Day

I was excited to stumble across the Best Day Foundation, which provides some really unique experiences for kids with special needs. We just filled out a participant application, and would like to volunteer for this foundation as well. The closest location for a Best Day is in NJ, but it looks well worth the trip.

Here is an excerpt from their site:

What We Do

Mission
Best Day Foundation enables children with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, and connect them with diverse populations in their community. Current activities include Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking, and Snow sports.

Strategy
We achieve this by empowering communities across the country to offer special days at the beach and snow to children with special needs. Best Day provides back-end services, support, training, and business resources to ensure that safe, self-sufficient programs are created. The program is funded through donations, grants and sponsorships. Due to funding, it is currently a 100% volunteer-run organization. 

History
Best Day is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (Tax-ID 26-2223078) founded in March 2008 in Santa Cruz, CA by Max Montgomery and Brooks Lambert, two long-time Ride a Wave volunteers who wished to bring services like the award-winning Ride a Wave program to other communities.  

Currently Best Day has chapters in New Jersey and Ventura, CA.

Learn more about us, our Best Day at the Beach or Best Day in the Snow program or read our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Please contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for after browsing or searching the site.

Click http://www.bestdayfoundation.org/get-involved/ if you want to know more about volunteering, participating, donating, or even forming a local chapter closer to NYC. If you’ve had any experience with this group, please leave comments below!

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