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Life Changing Events For Children With Special Needs & Community Volunteers in NJ, NY, & CA

Best Day Impact Goes Far Beyond the Day at the Beach or in the Snow. Post event surveys show that over 90% of parents felt their child might be able to do things they never thought possible. Volunteers felt similarly.

Best Day at the Beach - Photo Credit Diane Edmonds at YourWavepics.com
PRLog - Feb. 19, 2013 - WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- Best Day Foundation is pleased to announce that 2012 was a record setting year for its programs in New Jersey, New York, and California.

Best Day grew served 737 children with special needs in 22 beach and snow events in 2012. These events also generated 13,008 community service hours from 1,734 volunteers of all ages, valued at over $322,525 according to the Independent Sector’s 2011 report on the value of volunteer time. Additionally they provided 2,948 precious hours of caregiver respite.

"Best Day has accomplished so much and is making a difference in the lives of these special children," said Nancy Hamilton, Program Officer at the Community Foundation of New Jersey, a generous Best Day NJ supporter in 2012. "Congratulations on a great season."

Post event surveys show that over 90% of parents felt their child might be able to do things they never thought possible. And more than 95% of volunteers felt more connected with their community, while 100% felt they had a better understanding of children with special needs. View www.bestdayfoundation.org/outcomes for the full report.

“I’m constantly humbled by the incredible spirit our participants embody & the kindness of our volunteers,“ says Max Montgomery, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Best Day. “We're looking forward to serving more children and engaging more of the community in 2013.”

Learn how to help the Best Day serve more children at www.bestdayfoundation.org/help-create-smiles

About Best Day Foundation

Best Day Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (Tax-ID: 26-2223078) enabling children with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities like surfing and snow sports. The organization has served more than 2,000 children in 65 events in NJ, NY, and CA since 2008. Visit www.bestdayfoundation.org to learn more.

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