Our Non-Profits Are Spreading Joy. Even While Social Distancing
All across the country, Bike to the Beach has partnered with amazing non-profit agencies. Their specific goals vary, but we are all connected by the overall mission of supporting the autism and disABILITIES community. During this time of social distancing, our routines and daily schedules have been interrupted, but the work of our non-profits is ongoing. Our partners continue to find innovative ways to reach the individuals in their programs. Join us as we follow along in their journeys and remember why we Bike to the Beach!
KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore provides sports and recreational activities to children, teens, and young adults with significant developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to the participant or their family.
While we’re all social distancing, KEEN has transitioned to providing services through KEEN Live at Home. Through videos and live virtual offerings, they’re providing exercise sessions, readings, musical performances by participants, and a space for the athletes to chat.
Visit their facebook page to see daily updates and videos of the athletes loving KEEN Live at Home!
The Brookwood Community provides an educational environment that creates meaningful work, builds a sense of belonging, and awakens genuine purpose in the lives of adults with disabilities. During this time of social distancing the residents have focused on brightening others’ days with the You’ve Been Bloomed Program. Watch how Brookwood citizens are bringing joy to the lives around them!
The Heart Program provides essential education and training, leading to employment and housing for individuals with developmental disABILITIES. Even if the staff and trainees cannot physically be together, Heart continues to provide the structure and education needed to complete their mission. Their trainees continue to learn online, and their vending program continues to provide food at essential sites, such as the clinics at Harris Center and the Houston Food Bank.
Yes She Can helps teens and young women in the autism and developmental disABILITIES community develop transferable job skills, enabling them to be successful in the competitive workforce. Through the Girl AGain Boutique, Yes She Can operates a resale boutique for American Girl dolls, accessories and books. This authentic business serves as the venue for their job skills development program.
Yes She Can continues to provide training and counseling services, despite current social distancing. View the extremely positive work this non-profit is providing to the community, and learn more about how they continue to advocate for the cause.