|I try to never miss an opportunity to use my cycling as a tool to raise social awareness, and this ride is no different. I am raising money for two charities that I am involved with, one for a long time, and one that I have known about for a long time, but have only recently become more closely associated with.
The first, The Bass Foundation, is an organization that I have been associated with for almost 20 years. Its mission is to help improve the lives of those less fortunate residents of New Jersey.
The second Citymeals-on-Wheels is an organization that delivers meals to elderly, home-bound residents of NYC.
Read more about each of these excellent organizations below.
In addition, an anonymous donor has offered to MATCH every dollar that i raise, which means for every ONE dollar you donate, these organizations will receive TWO dollars-pretty awesome!
When you get to each organization’s web site, you will notice specific amounts, these are only suggestions, as every dollar we raise is important. You will also notice the “Shirt Sponsor” level, where I will occasionally wear a shirt with my “shirt sponsors” names on it throughout the ride. If you do wish to contribute at that level, please contact me so ensure the shirt with your info is ready at the start of the ride.
Hope you enjoy this journey with me. The important part is to raise funds for these charities, so, please donate with as much enthusiasm as it will take for me to Ride Across America
|About The Bass Foundation
The Bass Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to focus on the unmet needs of under-served communities in New Jersey, and improve the lives of these residents in whatever ways they can. My family and I have been associated with the Bass Foundation for almost 20 years, my wife, Peggy, has been the Executive Director for over 18 years.
Through academic support programming for Elementary and Middle School children, one-on-one mentoring initiatives, the granting of College Scholarships for High School Seniors, and an after school reading program aimed at third and fourth graders, they attempt to effect that positive change in these young peoples lives.
My fundraising goal for this ride is to fund more mentoring and reading programs, as I believe that is the best way to direct these young people, and help them create for themselves a successful future.
Started in 1981, Citymeals-on-Wheels is an admirable organization that delivers meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers on weekends, holidays, and during times of emergency. When Peggy and I volunteered to make deliveries, we delivered both a hot meal and a cold meal to each recipient. All of the recipients are elderly, and mostly shut-ins; and for some, not only did we deliver sustenance, but were quite possibly the only human contact for the day.
Citymeals-on-Wheels delivers 2 million meals a year to 18,000 recipients. The location we delivered from makes 500 hot meals per days; and in addition, assembles 500 cold meals per day. Since 1981, Citymeals-on-Wheels has delivered 47 MILLION Meals.