Communities or Residents May Apply to Win Awards for Local Ponds and Beaches
September 30, 2023 (SUDBURY, Massachusetts) – SMILE Mass has created an opportunity for communities and residents to apply for a floating beach wheelchair for their local ponds and beaches to expand the organization’s successful floating beach wheelchair donation program.
SMILE Mass (Small Miracles in Life Exist) is a 501 C3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping families raising children or adults with disabilities enjoy happy, healthy memories through education, vacation, and recreation experiences.
“There is something special about the beach, and no matter one’s age, a day at the beach always makes life a little easier,” explained SMILE Mass founder and president Lotte Diomede. “Because it is such a magical place, SMILE Mass wants everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the beach, regardless of their disability. We believe the little things in life can make memories that last a lifetime for everyone.”
SMILE Mass donates floating beach wheelchairs each year to public beaches to make beaches more accessible to the disabled population in New England. They currently have over 180 donated beach wheelchairs throughout New England. A list of participating beaches can be found at https://smilemass.org/initiative/beach-wheelchairs/
Due to the overwhelming demand for the program, the organization has launched the SMILE Mass Floating Beach Wheelchair Awards Program. This allows towns and cities throughout New England to apply for a beach wheelchair. The application can be found here and filled out by any member of the community: https://smilemass.org/smile-mass-floating-beach-wheelchair-award/
The award cycle for the 2024 program is open until December 31, 2023. Award Recipients will be notified by March 31, 2024.
About SMILE Mass: Small Miracles in Life Exist (SMILE Mass) is a 501 C3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping families raising children or adults with disabilities enjoy happy, healthy memories through education, vacation and recreation experiences. For more information, visit www.smilemass.org
Lotte Diomede- President-Founder firstname.lastname@example.org 617-967-7755
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