2018: BASE Year in Review

Right before the Holidays, we spent a week spreading some holiday cheer to donors who make a difference. We had 30 boxes of puppy chow and handmade cards, a van donated from Griffin Ford and 4 afternoons with BASE kids who earned the privilege to ride along. We are so appreciative of all of the support we receive from our community and this is a fun way for our kids to say thank you. It was inspiring to feel the connection between our BASE kids who benefit so greatly out meeting the people that make it happen. Over the years, the support of our community has grown as the need for serving kids during the crucial hours when school is out also increases. The power of giving back and our community is strong and we appreciate you supporting our organization.

As we reflect on 2018, it was a year of change, growth and a lot of hard work & dedication by staff and volunteers alike. We transitioned to a locally operated non-profit in October so we can best support kids in our community, continued to provide after school programs in the four public elementary schools & a 11 week summer wrap around program, hosted 3 fundraising events including a new Harvest Dinner and provided countless quality experiences for the hundreds of kids who attend our programs. Here is a quick YEAR IN PHOTOS video for all to enjoy.

We have a renewed vision and passion as we enter 2019. Now more than ever we need your support. With your support, we can do more. Whether it is time or money, your commitment to our mission and the kids we serve will make a difference. Here is how you can get involved at BASE:

Financial contributions are tax deductible and support program activities and staff support for our BASE Kids. DONATE online here!

Board and Committee involvement is central to our organizations success. Our dedicated board and committee members work to achieve strategic goals to best support our BASE kids and our community. GET INVOLVED today!

Volunteer during our after school or summer programs. We are always looking for individuals to help support our BASE kids. Volunteer involvement provides supportive relationships, expands experiences and enriches the lives of our BASE kids. VOLUNTEER today!

Special Events help raise the necessary funds and increase community awareness. We host three major fundraising events: Wings & Wheels Fly In Breakfast, Duck Race & Day for Kids and our Harvest Dinner event. Community participation is always required and volunteer participation is always appreciated. LEARN MORE about our events!

We appreciate the support of our community and are looking forward to being an active part in making a difference in the lives of kids who live here. Happy New Year.

With thanks,

Alicia Norris
Executive Director