Each month Awesome Palm Beach gives a minimum of $1,000 to a project, no strings attached. In Februrary we invite anyone to join us and support AWESOMENESS in Palm Beach County! This month we are accepting pitch presentation from these very worth finalists and will get a short updated from our December winner: Jack the Bike Man Jack the Bike Man, Inc. is a growing non-profit organization and is so much more than your average bicycle collective. Not only does Jack the Bike Man have a variety of projects that make up the Wheels of Hope Program, which gave away more than 1000 bikes during the 2013 holiday season, but also provides jobs to at-risk youth in West Palm Beach. Summer Reading for Children 6-9 We will purchase fun, engaging reading material for ages 6-9 that will captivate their interests during the summer break out of school. This will also include incentives for children that fulfill the commitment of 15 minutes of reading per day. South Florida Crowd Funding Will work to keep crowd funds local for local entrepreneurs we help, creating jobs locally as we develop a regional brand through our fourth mission function – Cooperation. Cooperation throughout the… read more →
The Pitches have been selected and they are ready to showcase their Awesome ideas for Kingston on Thursday Jan 23rd starting at 7pm! We are partnering with the Launch Labs and Kingston Maker Space for the event this month to make a full four days of Awesome events all taking place at the same location! So please join us at the Woolen Mill Building at 2 Cataraqui Street, Suite W24. To find us drive past the building towards the back of the lot. There will be the Awesome Kingston sign at the top of the stairs. Go down the stairs and we will be in the first room on the left. Doors open at 630pm, and the Pitch Party gets underway at 7pm. There will be some treats available at the event! And if you need more than just one night of Awesome events, then talk to us or check out the Kingston Maker Space group for their JunkYard War activity going on this weekend!
We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our funded projects list with this month’s grant recipient: We Radiate! Did you know that New York City landfills over 1 million tons of organic material annually? We Radiate meets the challenges of two urgent concerns: solid waste management and energy. Their vision enables communities to create, maintain, and possess their own energy generating locally from compost. Read more about the project here.
Twelve-year-old Riley started Rainbow Pack at the ripe age of ten, after noticing a severe lack of basic supplies at a local Los Angeles elementary school. In hopes to remedy what she considered basic student needs, Riley raised money to supply low-income schools with backpacks filled with educational staples: pencils, erasers, crayons, folders, pens, bookmarks, etc. The organization has since been called “Rainbow Pack,” which officially is “dedicated to providing homework supplies to students in need.” This past August, Rainbow Packs provided over 2,000 backpacks containing these supplies, nearly doubling the success of its previous year. Now, as the project grows, Riley and her team of parents and colleagues have set out to distribute at least 4,000 backpacks to elementary schools in the Los Angeles area. Visit the Rainbow Pack website at http://www.rainbowpack.org/