Here at The Great Inflatable Race, we believe in giving back to each city we go to by partnering with non-profits and other organizations in the community. Every city, family, and participant is equally important to us. We know it can be difficult to find time to do service projects, but here are five simple ways you can give back to your community.
Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer!
Some of the best experiences serving the community can be enjoyed by visiting schools, hospitals, or care facilities. Even if it’s for just a short amount of time, you can greatly impact others by volunteering and visiting with those around you.
Are you skilled in crafting or cooking? Share your talents by using your crafting skills to make blankets or clothes for children and hospital patients. You can also use your cooking abilities to cook for a neighbor or family in need. You can even hold local classes to teach skills that you have!
Reuse Your Bags
Bring reusable canvas bags to the store when shopping. Paper and plastic bags both require a lot of energy and use up our earth’s resources. So reuse, reduce, and recycle--because giving back to the community includes taking care of the beautiful environment around you.
There are many charities that could use more support and illnesses that we need to be more aware of. Find out how you can help by researching different organizations and sharing them on social media and with your friends and family.
And last, but not least...Donate!
One of the biggest ways we give back is by donating to local charities in each race city. We also provide donation links to each race charity on our website, and every penny counts! Some of our charities have also asked for clothing and other donation items. We are extremely touched by how giving each city has been, and we can’t wait to see the impact you all continue to have!
How have you been giving back? Leave your comments below!
This week we will be spotlighting some of the amazing charities that we are partnering with this month! The Great Inflatable Race truly believes in giving back to the community in each city we go to. Our vision is to positively impact the lives of millions of people by providing opportunities for movement-one of these being community movement! Be sure to check out our Spotlights below to learn more about these amazing charities and how you can help!
Fourth Street Clinic Salt Lake City, UT: June 3
First, we want to give a big shout-out to Fourth Street Clinic that partnered with us for the Salt Lake City race this past weekend! We also want to thank Roseman University National Community Pharmacists Association for all of their help!
Fourth Street Clinichas been serving Utah's homeless population for more than 27 years. Their goal is to provide health care and support services that improve quality of life to individuals who need it most. Not only that, Fourth Street Clinic promotes across-the-board health care savings.
On average, 125 people visit Fourth Street Clinic every day. The clinic provides corrective eyewear, dental procedures, on-site mammograms, prescriptions, smoking cessation classes, colon cancer testing, hearing aids, and so much more. Visit http://fourthstreetclinic.org/ to learn more about their organization.
Shoes for the Shoeless Dayton, OH: June 16 and 17
We are proud to sponsor Shoes 4 the Shoeless for both of our Dayton races! Shoes 4 the Shoeless is a nonprofit organization that makes it their mission to provide properly-fitting gym shoes and socks to local children in need. They started out in 2010 and have already helped thousands of children in Montgomery County where 40.9% of children live in poverty.These children are in desperate need of shoes and socks; otherwise, they face a lifetime of physical, social and emotional problems.
We are excited to support Ryan's Case for Smiles for our Philadelphia race on June 24! Ryan’s Case for Smiles’ mission is to enable children with cancer and other life-altering illnesses and injuries to cope with their illness today. They focus on building resiliency to thrive in the future, and much of their work includes the entire family in the healing process. In short,Ryan's Case for Smiles' aims to make children feel better to heal better! Learn more about the Ryan's Case for Smiles by visiting caseforsmiles.org.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio Columbus, OH: July 1
To kick off July, we are partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio for our Columbus race. We are excited to support their mission! For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. From its beginnings as a grassroots movement established by a partnership between volunteers and local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, the charity has served thousands of families in their deepest times of need.
Here at The Great Inflatable Race, we treasure the incredible charities that we work with! Stay tuned for more charity spotlights each month. We would love to hear your suggestions of non-profits for us to partner with at any of our race locations, please comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at The Great Inflatable Race, we believe in giving back. We think that communities that come together to have a good time can also inspire change! This is why we work to partner with local charities in every city we go to! We don’t want the money you donate to go to some faceless organization where you never get to see or experience the results. The charities we choose to partner with directly benefit YOU and your community!
Not only do a portion of the proceeds from every ticket go towards the chosen charity in your city, but you can also make direct donations through our website! If money is a little tight, you can also learn more about each charity on our “locations” page and donate your time! A lot of the charities we partner with would love to have you as a volunteer! Just a little of your time can make a huge difference in the lives of others.
We have seen some great results from partnering with non-profit organizations all across the country! Your contributions have helped build new facilities, provide meals, put kids and students through programs, and provided care for those who need it most! We owe a lot to our awesome participants, and couldn’t do as much good without you!
We have partnered with many wonderful organizations throughout the years. Check out a few of them below:
Are we coming to a city near you, but you don’t see a charity on our website? We’re always looking for new amazing organizations to work with! Comment below with a non-profit organization you’d like to see us work with in your city! You can also have your favorite charity email us at email@example.com.