Two Charitable Organizations Forge a Lasting Partnership Benefiting the Local Community
ANAHEIM, Calif. - June 6, 2019 - PRLog -- Two community based nonprofit organizations with very different missions have been operating on the same street in Anaheim California for decades. My Day Counts serves people with disabilities and GOALS serves school aged children. Through their innovative partnership, together these community organizations have been quietly breaking down the barriers and stereotypes which are often associated with people with disabilities. By bringing their two very different worlds together to offer a program that includes sports, nutrition, gardening, technology and the arts, these two pillars of the community are planting seeds of change that will last a lifetime for the people they each serve.
The summer portion of the this innovative collaboration will culminate on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. The central activity of the day will be a walk, Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle which will be held at GOALS HQ Dreamscape Too in Anaheim.
"The walk will help us send the message that when youth and adults with unique abilities work together, genuine acceptance and long-term positive change can be achieved" said Kinsley Brittain, Program Director at My Day Counts.
The walk will also serve as a Fundraiser for the partnerships summer initiatives and year-round fitness enrichment program that promotes the importance of staying active and the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For more information about this unique community partnership between My Day Counts & GOALS, visit their websites mydaycounts.org and goals.org or call My Day Counts (714) 744-5301, GOALS (714) 956-4625.
My Day Counts Information:
The Orange County Adult Achievement Center dba My Day Counts is a private not for profit 501c3 charitable corporation founded in 1951 as the result of limited opportunities and a lack of services for children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) in Orange County. Today My Day Counts operates a variety of CARF Accredited & State Licensed programs and services for over 450 people with IDD. Together we are Making Life Better For People With IDD!
My Day Counts empowers people with IDD for success in life and work.
We invest in people of all abilities providing meaningful programs & services, so they may be empowered to find new opportunities and reach their full potential.
We stand on a rich history of service to people with IDD guided by our core values of Dignity, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Equality, Compassion, Loyalty, Reliability, Tolerance, Acceptance, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship in partnership with the local community.
GOALS was originally founded by the Walt Disney Company in 1994. The mission of the vastly expanded not for profit organization has remained the same. GOALS has diverse operating programs that offer exciting opportunities for youth ages 6 - 19 years of age. GOALS has a host of interrelated programs which fall under the 3 fundamental themes of youth development in athletics, learning enrichment, and community service to help others. Some of these programs operate year 'round, others seasonally. All programs have a common denominator of being offered free of charge to youth ages 6 to 19 years years of age in specifically targeted communities. GOALS works closely with local governments, school districts, and other community entities in tailoring program services to specific needs and opportunities in given areas.
To provide growth opportunities through Athletics, Learning, and Service for low-income and at-risk children in the city of Anaheim.
To enhance the self-esteem of 6 to 19 year-olds through team concepts and other constructive values at a young age by offering after-school alternatives to anti-social behavior