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Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
Best Day Foundation Introduction
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Best Day Foundation Introduction

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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, and connect …

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, and connect them with diverse populations in their community. Current activities include: surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking and snow tubing.

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  • 1. Creating Special Days for Special Kids…
  • 2. “The look of freedom in his eyes is one I will remember forever… Best Day afforded my son a chance to be just a boy; not a boy with special needs...”Ian’s Mom Rena
  • 3. “That day at the beach changed Michael's life... Michael felt so welcomed and confident... Michael who usually doesn't talk much, was so proud to say, when asked, "I went surfing!” Everyone there looked in amazement, it encouraged all kinds of conversation, broke a lot of barriers that people usually find hard for some reason to break… Best Day is offering something special, different, just what these kids need...a breath of fresh air...Love & Thanks with all our hearts.”
    Michael’s Mom Michele
    www.bestdayfoundation.org
  • 4. “You all helped with putting my mind at ease to actually let her go surfing!!!”Nicole’s Mom Michele
  • 5. “When I first saw the Best Day website, and looked at the smiles on the children's faces, I started crying my eyes out, they all looked so Stoked!
    I new right then that volunteering for Best Day Foundation was something that I had to do, finally, a way for a surfer to ‘Give Back’!”Kerry, Best Day Volunteer
  • 6. “Danny's last words to me tonight before he put his head on the pillow were: "I rode a big one today. It was sooo fun"
    His medal is hanging by his bed, not far out of reach...I think tonight he will be dreaming of surfing...
    I will be dreaming of his smile that stretched ear to ear.”Danny’s Mom Tricia
  • 7. “Mr. and Mrs. Guinan could not stop saying this was the best day of Molly's life.”Special Education Teacher, Pat Luko
  • 8. “Marisa and Alyssa want to get together with us again to see Christopher... Opportunities to engage with other children are a wonderful thing to help promote his social skills.!”Christopher’s Mom Jeanne
  • 9. “ThomasJohn loved it. He would have surfed all day if he could have.”ThomasJohn’s Mom Vicki
  • 10. “I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful day you have given my twin girls...Everyone was so helpful and wonderful with all the children...We Love You ALL!”Jenny & Audrey’s Mom Denise
  • 11. “It was truly an incredible experience… I'm hooked for life.”
    Corrine, Best Day Volunteer
  • 12.
    • 5.2 million US kids and teenagers have a physical or mental disability.US Census Bureau
    • 13. 31% of children with limitations were reported to be sad or depressed, compared w/ only 17% of children without limitations. National Health Interview
  • You can make a difference…
    • See more images:www.bestdayfoundation.org/photos
    • 14. Read more quotes:www.bestdayfoundation.org/community-impact

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