Hi everyone! As Executive Director of Isaac's Friends, I want to share some thoughts and tidbits about the everyday, behind the scenes happenings of our charity. Enjoy!
|Posted on April 6, 2010 at 10:09 AM|
Isaac's Friends is featured in April's Upstate Business Trends. A well-written article by Tim Ronaldson discusses the positive impact on the state's economy by nonprofit organizations.
"There are more than 20,000 organizations in South Carolina that fit into this category. These organizations employ 162,000 people, 7 percent of the state’s workforce, contribute $12.7 billion to the state’s economy, hold more than $24.5 billion in assets, and contribute up to 11 percent of the state’s gross product."
You can help by passing this article along to any business owners or CEO's you know of.
|Posted on November 24, 2009 at 1:09 PM|
Isaac's Friends has been selected as one of the charity recipients for the 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament! We are excited and honored to be a part of this fantastic event that will raise money to benefit 98 local charities. As we fill a need in our community so do other nonprofits that offer help with many aspects of life from helping animals, education, children, those without jobs, the local environment, small businesses, hunger relief - when we all do our part, we become the safety net to help others in need at just the right time. Do what you can, when you can.
As we begin planning for the Pro-Am in May 2010, we will need several volunteers. Not only do you get to help Isaac's Friends but you get to be a part of the support network for all of the charities selected in the upstate. Plus, you get to watch celebrity golf! Please write or call if you are interested in helping out.
|Posted on March 29, 2009 at 8:22 AM|
Bears to get Better
"Bears to get Better" is the title of a new initiative from Isaac's Friends. This campaign will have three phases: a public donation drive for the last week of July 2009 to benefit the children in an orphanage in Ukraine, the gift of a teddy bear to each child in the hospital that our volunteers visit, and an ongoing initiative to provide teddy bears for children in hospitals around the country.
The gift of a teddy bear to a child experiencing traumatic circumstances means much more than just giving a toy to as child. The gift addresses deep emotional needs of the child by providing comfort, love, security, connection and friendship. Research by organizations such as Caring for Children, Inc., have found that teddy bears given to children after a traumatic experience such as abuse, injury or death in the family act as a therapeutic tool, letting the child know that somebody cares. Some child psychologists say the teddy bear is a familiar transitional object for children that offers security by acting as a surrogate mother, or a new friend to share their pain, grief, and fears with.