Katherine O'Brien's Fundraising Page
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! We are currently trying to raise enough money to have a Surf Camp added to Ocean City Maryland.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
About Surfers Healing;
A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea--with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard, and Izzy steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah. Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy with other autistic children. They began to host day camps at the beach where autistic children and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.
We don't feel that its right to charge for our camps. The only way we are able to do this is by the generosity of people such as yourselves. We would like to increase the number of camps this coming year. More funding will help us accomplish this.
Our expenses are many. Most visible are wetsuits, surfboards, rash guards, life vests and other equipment that must be replaced every season. Food and drinks are provided to the kids and their families. Beach permits, insurance, and administration are other equally important if less visible expenses that we incur.
Surfers Healing is operated on a shoe string budget. Sometimes when we are low on gear our volunteers buy their own special boards for the camp to make the day that much more enjoyable for the kids. (Our volunteers are the greatest!)
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!