Isla Surf School and The Ripple Effect helping the Charleston area!
Some great weather and waves this past week! Hope everyone got in the water or at least enjoyed the weather. I made this post to inform everybody about one of our great partners.
We are happy to announce our partnership with The Charleston Ripple Effect. The Ripple Effect is a great organization that is dedicated to helping 5 behavioral therapy centers in the Charleston area. We will be running the surf camp fundraiser with them this summer. The date is still being decided, but when we know I will let everyone know.
We want to enrich the lives of children touched by autism by giving behavioral therapy centers the opportunity to create new powerful programs that positively effect their students.
The humble beginnings of the Ripple Effect are rooted in a passion for surfing. We all saw what joy surfing brought to us and wondered why can't that be the same for children with autism. We did a little research and found we’re not the only ones that feel this way. Thus the Ripple Effect was born.
Then we thought, why stop there? If we can enhance the lives of these children for that brief moment they are in the water, what can we do for them when they are out of the water? Therefore we decided to pair our surf camps with fundraising campaigns. In 2014 and 2015 we only ran the campaigns for 3 months and had incredible success. But still we wanted to do more and so we have extended our campaigns to the full fiscal year.
At the end of each year we will tally the total funds raised and divide it evenly to the top 5 behavioral therapy centers that we deem the most committed effective. The way we will select and quantify these top 5 centers is through plan proposals. Every center interested in receiving the donation must submit a proposal as to how they will allocate the donation to further benefit their students. We want to make sure that everything we raise is going to the right people for the right reasons.
At our very core, we just want to be a catalyst for positive change. We believe that those with the ability to do good in the world have the responsibility to do so. Our hope is that others will see our desire to change lives and they will be inspired to do the same, creating a Ripple Effect of positive change.