Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Best Day Foundation’

Adaptive Water Sports For Special Needs Kids

August - September 2010 158Check out my latest article on Mommy Poppins, about the variety of amazing free and low cost water sport programs offered in and around NYC.

 

Best Day Snow Registration is Now Open – Limited Spots For A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity!!

We just applied – fingers crossed! If your kids are into the outdoors and/or snow you don’t want to miss this!

Participant registration is open now, sign up ASAP as spots will go quickly!

Read more…

What Comes After Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

I didn’t know either, so click here to read about the first ever Giving Tuesday. I’m proud to live in the city that came up with this idea!

I love this idea – a day for charities to get as much attention as cheap electronics and free shipping (both things that I also enjoy). So to commemorate the occasion and kick off our own season of giving at home, we’ve made our first holiday donation to Best Day Foundation.

Best Day Foundation enables children with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun adventure activities including Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking, SUP (stand up paddling), Outrigger Canoeing, and Snow sports.

They 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. 

What charities are you giving to this year? Give them a shout out in the comments section.

Happy Giving!

Vote to give someone special a Best Day! Hurry, contest ends on Nov. 22nd!

I’ve written about the Best Day Foundation in the past and am happy to have found a way to help this incredible organization – a few seconds of your time can make a huge difference here!

Best Day Foundation - www.bestdayfoundation.org
$25K for Best Day with 2-3 clicks…and some luck OR??


If you vote for Best Day and get a friend or two to do the same, we could win $25K from Chase Community Giving. That would help over 200 kids experience the thrill of riding a wave or sliding down a ski slope! We’re just asking for a couple of clicks and having you ask your friends to do the same.
IT REALLY IS THAT EASY…

Why vote?
We spend countless hours writing grants and fundraising so we can keep our programs free for all participants. With just a few seconds of your time can make this the easiest $25K we’ve ever raised — BUT that’s only if you vote. We’ve got over 3,000 people on our mailing list – so, if everyone voted, we’d win for sure. Please help more kids with special needs to surf and play in the snow – with your vote by Tuesday Nov 22nd!

How do I Help?
Simply click the image above, (log into Facebook & allow the Chase Community Giving app permission if necessary*) and then click the green Vote and Share button. That’s it – you’re done! Though we’d appreciate it if you engaged all the FB friends you know to do the same. Who knows, the top recipeient gets $500K and the next top 4 get $100K.
———–

*No need to worry about SPAM from Chase — they didn’t even send us an email to let us know this was happening!

What do I do with my 9 other votes?
You can only vote for Best Day once BUT you canhelp other awesome non-profits! So please also vote for Jimmy Miller Foundation, Life Rolls On, Surfers Environmental Alliance, Ride a Wave, and some of the other great non-profits we recommend. Or search the Chase site for your favorite non-profits.

Think of all the good you can do with just a few clicks today! Angry Birds, Mob Wars, Farmville, and all those other FB games will be there forever — but this chance to help ends on Nov 22nd. So vote today — and please tell your friends!

It was the most productive time we’ve ever spent on Facebook. Thanks for helping!

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!