Today is #GivingTuesday! What an awesome campaign with such an important message!
Every day thousands of nonprofit organization provide a myriad of services to men, women and children around the world with much needed services and goods. These organizations address real need where it is found and have a real and direct, often life changing impact on the people they serve.
As I’ve shared before, I support several organizations, some financially, some with my time, some with both. And no matter how much I give I always receive so much more in return!
One of the organization I support is FOCUSFish. You might remember how moved I was after participating in an event in partnership with CoachArt, during which we introduced chronically and terminally ill children and their families to the joy of flying.
Last month I had the privilege of sharing yet another magical afternoon with 15 children with autism through a partnership between FOCUSFish and YACHAD. I can not even begin to tell you how awe inspiring those few hours were. I have a couple of autistic children in one of the classes I teach but to be surrounded with these special children all at once was profoundly moving. By the end of the day I was physically spent but elated and fulfilled.
These partnerships are just one of the ways in which FOCUSFish touches the lives of families with their unique approach to fitness, fitness that is available to people of all ages and abilities. Among other things, they also provide PE classes to several thousands children in Title 1 schools who would otherwise have no physical education whatsoever.
I have been a fan of FOCUSFish since I discovered them 12 years ago. This year I was deeply honored to have been invited to serve on their board of directors, and subsequently elected as board president. Nothing gives me greater joy than furthering the mission of this amazing organization.
Rather than ramble on about the amazing work that FOCUSFish does I’ll let the pictures below from our latest YACHAD event, give you a little glimpse into the magic of this very special world…
I cannot tell enough how much sunshine FOCUSFish has brought in to my life and how proud I am to serve and support them and their vision to grown and touch even more lives. If you would like to support FOCUSFish in bringing their unique approach to family fitness to many more deserving families, you may make a donation here;
I’m sure you too have an organization or two that is near to your heart and I would love to hear more about them.