This is the second part of the Inspire campaign. Again, we have a group of extremely talented artists. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do!
Kelsey is raising money for Coastal Connections, Inc
Coastal Connections Inc. supports people with disabilities to achieve their full potential by creating personalized programs that promote living, working and playing in the community. Each person becomes an essential contributing member of their community through dynamic programs that create an environment which fosters life-long learning.
*We focus on the abilities of students, individuals served and staff, honoring their uniqueness and individuality.
*We offer creative and flexible program development and design that is responsive to needs of stakeholders through partnerships and collaborations.
*Our expectation is to seek and assume leadership roles in every aspect of our organization.
*We live, work, learn and play in the community and our presence in our community is mutually beneficial.
*We take reasonable risks that are of benefit to individuals and the organization.
Logan is raising money for Team Logan
As some of you know, Logan was recently diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. Medication is now a part of his daily life, and exercise is going to be a huge part of our routine moving forward. We are lucky enough to have an empty space in our home that we will be converting into Logan’s fitness room, and it will be customized to his needs, likes and limitations. He has spinal issues, and therefore will be working with some specialists to make sure everything is perfectly geared toward his health and safety.
Justin is raising money for Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) provides services throughout Arizona to persons with a hearing loss. COPD is considered a grassroots organization partnering with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind persons and organizations in establishing services and providing a “one-stop” center for persons with a hearing loss.
COPD was established in 1973 as the result of grassroots efforts made by Deaf community members. Over the years, COPD has grown to meet the expanding needs of our clients, continually offering new programs and services. Now as part of CCS’ Southwest Community Services, COPD is well into it’s forth decade, serving hundreds of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind persons each year. From the very beginning, COPD has maintained strong relationships with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities to help determine how we can best meet their needs. We pride ourselves on our strong relationship with these communities and value their guidance and support in creating new programs and services.
Tommy is raising money for The Miracle League of Johnson County
The Miracle League of Johnston County is a baseball league for children with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities.
In 1997, just outside of Atlanta, Rockdale Youth Baseball Association’s coach Eddie Bagwell invited the first child with a disability to play baseball on his team. In 1998, other children with disabilities were invited to play baseball on a typical baseball field within the same baseball complex.
These players and their families expressed a desire to wear uniforms, hit and round the bases just like other team members. And so the Miracle League was born. Since then the Miracle League has received local and national media attention. The league has been chronicled in the local newspaper, televised locally on NBC, ABC, Connecting With Kids and FOX, Atlanta affiliates and nationally on CNN, MSNBC and Fox Sports. In July 2001, the league was profiled on a segment of HBO’s Real Sports.
Presently there are almost 300 Miracle League Organizations across the country including Puerto Rico, Canada and our newest member in Australia. The Miracle League is proud to serve over 200,000 children and young adults with disabilities.
Caleb is raising money for Horse Sense & Sensitivity
“Horse Sense & Sensitivity enhances the life skills and self confidence of special needs people by providing equine-assisted therapeutic programs and services in the Jacksonville Area.”
Horse Sense & Sensitivity is a 501c3 volunteer organization. Volunteers run the board, serve at every lesson as side walkers and leaders, help the organization raise operating funds and maintain the organization. Volunteers and instructors provide care for all horses used in the program. With no paid staff, we have very low overhead so nearly all funds donated go to operations including care and feeding of horses.
Horse Sense & Sensitivity is a non-profit organization that provides facilities and support for therapeutic horseback riding and physical therapy on horseback (hippotherapy.) These services are provided for physically and mentally challenged children and adults in the Jacksonville area.
Our all volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of community members committed to quality horseback riding instruction made available for all including those with special needs.
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