For those of you who work in the nonprofit sector, you understand the time you put into an organization with the simple fact that, you advocate for what they stand for. Here are Characters of Character our mission is to provide a firm foundation for children to establish strong civic values. After earning a National Promising Practice Award in 2005, Joni Downey, the creator, formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was then formed and registered in 2007. Since then, Characters of Character has published over thirty books to help add resources and tools to families, schools and communities in the character messages. In 2010 the organization received a grant to bring the nine characters (meet them here) to life in costume! (could use new ones)
Our organization has made mile stones and there is no end in sight! All of our accomplishments are due to perseverance, and the heartfelt knowledge and experience in witnessing the positive outcome each of the characters has on the life of a child, and how they are gentle reminders to others to be of good character. Certainly what the world could use more of, character, compassion, respect, better behaviors, etc. One of our recent accomplishments is having received a grant from the Nashville Predators to donate our Superhero Activity Boxes to to the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville Tennessee. We've donated to the Huntley Hospital in Illinois, the Ann and Robert Lurie's Children's hospital, Rush and a few more in Illinois. We've even donated to a children's hospital in Texas. The work that our organization does is through volunteering our time to reach out to others, to fulfill these boxes, to visit communities to help get the messages out and about in society. There is additional information on our website which we hope you'll visit to learn more about these messages and the impact they have on our world.
I would love for you to nominate our organization in hopes to be featured in the NonProfit Pro magazine. If you have a favorite nonprofit organization, by all means, nominate them and let them know how much you appreciate the work that they do to make the world a better place. You can do so here.
Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.