One of the most rewarding experiences is seeing the kids share our joy for outdoor sports. Check out these videos of Cat teaching 12 year old Aidan to ride a bike for the first time! After running beside him and steadying him for awhile, he's ready to try it on his own. In the first video he's pretty shaky, in the second one...HE'S GOT IT!!
This was such an amazing day. We took 23 kids out riding last weekend with CatRock! Some, like Aidan, had never ridden before. What a kick it was to watch him ride for the first time, and hear him say, "It's Thanksgiving week. I'm grateful for my mom, my family, and you for helping me learn to ride a bike." And, "I can't wait to get home and tell my mom I can ride!!"
Your support has meant so much to us! And for Giving Tuesday, every donation you make to Keaton's Kids was matched by one of our generous donors! We have lots of plans for 2022. Thanks for your continued support! We are so grateful and actually awestruck by the amount of love and support we’ve received from our donors in this, our very first year! We set a goal to earn $50,000 this year and we are already very close to reaching that goal. What seemed like a pipe dream when we started is now very real, and we think we can do even better. Thank you so much for not only your financial support, but also for your emotional support as we navigated our way in this new non-profit world.
We are also grateful for our partnership with CatRock and are so excited to continue working with them as they expand the bike initiative which Keaton’s Kids funded and help them start this year. It’s been an amazingly successful roll out. With Keaton’s Kids support they led weekly day trips, impacted dozens of young riders, taught teens who had never ridden how to ride, mentored and improved the skills of others. And now we are looking to expand, buy more bikes for middle school age kids, and continue the program next year as well.