One of my favorite events of the year is just around the corner. SDMC’s The TANK event on April 30th gives non-profit organizations a chance to get some exposure, some good advice and maybe even some money to support their great work.
With inspiration gathered from the popular television show “The Shark Tank,” we have created an opportunity to learn about, and support, a dozen non-profit organizations.
The TANK provides a chance for selected non-profits, usually on the smaller side, to be recognized and receive funding based on their appeal and purpose. I love that it exposes our members that attend (typically about 125) to non-profits that they haven’t heard of before and allows them to make a direct contribution to these groups. I also love that we present the groups with their checks right at the event. No processing and no delay, which I think is pretty awesome!
This year we’ve selected to these organizations to present:
Courageous Faces Foundation
The Courageous Faces Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with a rare or severe medical condition due to genetics, illness or traumatic injury through direct personalized support. We are committed to providing transformational growth opportunities to create fuller lives.
Zane Beadles Parade Foundation
Created by Zane Beadles, former offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos, this organization’s mission is to support the journey of young people going through life-threatening medical experiences.
With an emphasis on Future Focus, Self-Awareness and MentorLife, Friends First peer mentoring programs provide teens with the tools, knowledge and strong role models that enable them to make positive life choices like refraining from high-risk behaviors (such as alcohol, tobacco, and drug use; early sexual activity; and violence) that could impact their potential for future success.
Warrior Bonfire Program
This program is committed to providing opportunities that improve the lives of Purple Heart recipients on their life long journey of recovery and healing, with focus on creating activity based, stress free environments that promote camaraderie and therapeutic healing.
Home Builders Foundation
This foundation strives to build independence, provide opportunities and elevate lives for individuals and families with disabilities in their community.
This organization provides a place of refuge and a safe haven for women to rest, heal, and grow. The group exists to encourage women to establish spiritual, mental, and physical strength. The organization’s goal is for women to be “transformed and become fully devoted followers of Christ; knowing they are a daughter of the King of Kings and set free from relational abuse.”
At The Tank we’ll also be able to learn about another six non-profits that will be exhibiting at our event. Those groups include:
I look forward to another fun, giving-filled afternoon! I hope you can join us. To learn more about the event, to register to attend, or to become “a Shark,” go to www.bestchamber.com/the-tank.html