All Kinds of News for November 08, 2017
SUWS of the Carolinas is proud to partner with Sky's the Limit Fund to make the gifts of wilderness therapy more accessible for families in need. Every year, SUWS make a push to raise awareness, and funds, in time for Giving Tuesday. As we get closer to the holidays, it is important to remember the importance of paying things forward. Giving Tuesday falls on November 28th this year, and provides an opportunity for non profit organizations to capitalize on the season for sharing. This year, SUWS is highlighting the journey of a former field instructor who is running across the United States to raise money for Sky's the Limit Fund.
David Chandler began his tenure at SUWS as a field instructor in the Spring of 2015. He worked in various groups and showed a great deal of versatility in his skills. He eventually moved into the role of graduation coordinator, where he saw the impact wilderness makes on the family as a whole. David would return home from his shifts and compete in adventure races, marathons, and even ultra-marathons. David left SUWS in the Spring of 2017 to pursue an opportunity to lead trips across the United States. An avid runner, to say the least, David decided to run home to his native North Carolina from California after the seasonal position ended. David wanted to capitalize on such a momentous undertaking and make it count for something bigger than himself. As a result, he set up a Pay It Forward webpage, that directly impacts the lives of others through the Sky's the Limit Fund. David's goal is to make it from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean in 120 days while raising money for Sky's the Limit Fund. Please donate here to support David's transcontinental support for Sky's the Limit grants for treatment.About SUWS of the CarolinasSUWS of the Carolinas is a licensed, CARF International-accredited mental health facility, committed to helping families rediscover their strengths and fostering growth for young people. Operating in the Pisgah National Forest under permit from the National Forest Service, SUWS delivers wilderness based therapeutic interventions for 10-17 year old boys and girls with compassion and excellence. www.suwscarolinas.com About Sky's the Limit Fund:Sky's the Limit Fund is a non-profit organization commited to helping youth realize their full potential as healthy and valued members of society. The mission of Sky's the Limit Fund is to transform the lives of youth in crisis by providing grants, support, and hope through wilderness therapy programs and beyond. www.skysthelimitfund.org