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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Health, Health Care, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Our mission at "1 Boy 4 Change" is to be an agent and catalyst of change - change in the way we see ourselves, our community, and our world - by "paying it forward", raising awareness, and providing assistance and hope for individuals and families with disabilities; as well as by providing support for the dedicated individuals who protect us at home and abroad.

Target demographics: police and military K9 handlers, soldiers, kids and adults with chronic or life-threatening illnesses

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 50 police K9 teams, sent over 200 cups of coffee to soldiers, and 30 participants in Warrior Beads!

Geographic areas served: Brunswick, Georgia but serve the United States and International

Programs: Heat Alarms for police K9 teams First Aid Kits for police K9 teams Replacement puppies for police K9 handlers Coffee for soldiers Warrior Beads to tell their medical journey

Community Stories

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't even begin to thank 1Boy4Change for all the encouragement he brings to myself and others. First of all, I'm amazed that he does this completely by himself. I know it takes a lot of time and dedication, especially for someone who also has chronic illnesses. When I applied for my warrior beads, I was having a tough time coming to terms with the many diagnosis's I had recently received. What Chris does makes it very obvious that I'm not alone in my battle. Each color or type of bead represents something different in my medical journey. I was astonished when I received them and saw just how many there were. I now hang them on my IV pole when I do my infusions. It reminds me just how far I've come and just how strong I am. I now keep count of things so I can apply for more beads in the future. None of this would be possible without donations and the generosity of others! Thanks again, my warrior beads are the best!

Angela177

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chris is an amazing young man that has made my son feel more accepted through the Warrior Beads program. My son, Michael now goes to have medical procedures done, holds his beads tight and tells the nurses what each bead stands for, by the time he is done explaining the procedure is over. No more crying, yelling and begging "no". Thank you!

Tamaris D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank You 1Boy4Change for all the love and support of my 2 grandchildren...one with Chiari and the other with Bullying issues...your Warrior beads were the spark that gave them hope. She carries her house key on her key chain. He has not strung his beads but looks at them often and knows that someone else with a chronic illness shares his pain. It is difficult to be a teenager but a teen in pain is more so. As a grandparent who loves them both I Thank You from the bottom of my heart Chris.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My first encounter with 1B4C was on FB. Of course I'm cautious of postings on FB, so I started researching this 'boy' and his program. At the time he was in a contest with his service dog for the Humane Societies Hero Dog of the Year Award. I was struck with how much one young man can accomplish. I have worked in Boy Scouting in past years and know what young boys are capable of in search of their Eagle Award so Chris' determination was not new to me. What I find commendable is his dedication especially with his medical issues. I recently put together a quilt for Chris with the names of over 400 people whose lives Chris has touched in someway. I am proud to call this young man and his family my friends and to share the love with them.

Kimberly156

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you SO much to 1Boy4Change for sponsoring K9 first aid kits from We Ride to Provide for all four of the K9's in my husband's division! The LCPD K9's

1 Helene H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you 1boy4change to help me thru my journey with Loeyz-Dietz Syndrome. You have given me something tangible to look back on to see my accomplishment and something to look forward to each time I overtake a battle. Those beads mean more to me more than you'll ever know!

1 Jackie Don M.

Donor

Rating: 5

1Boy4Change is a wonderful charity, run by a young man who believes in honesty and integrity. He supports our law enforcement community particularly K9s by raising funds to obtain heat alarms for the cruiser so that a K9 is not going to suffer from excessive heat. Working with We Ride To Provide he assists K9 teams in obtaining first aid kits. Chris also supports our military by sending 'care' packages. Despite having medical conditions and an up hill fight he still thinks of others and their needs and concerns. Helping this young man to succeed is a worthwhile investment of your time and any donation you can make.

1 Kim_248

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been donating to 1Boy4Change for quite awhile. We know every dollar we donate will be spent very wisely. Chris is an amazing young man and does so much good for others. He purchases heat alarms and first aid kits for the handlers of Police K9s. He also gives out Warrior Beads to sick kids and adults to help them keep track of everything that they've been through. We are honored to donate to such a worthy charity.

1 Andi N.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated to this charity & have to say Chris is a wonderful young man doing great things.

1 Rob_58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We own the local DQ at exit 29. We had an opportunity to meet Christopher and his wonderful mom. They have so much heart and devotion. We're gonna do all we can to help them continue their mission and hope all of you will, too.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

1 Boy4Change is directly responsible for my daughter getting her service dog. This is a life changing gift. In the month she has had the dog, my daughter is happier, more active and in less pain than I have seen in years. The professionalism, integrity and intuition that are cornerstones to Chris's work are only out weighed by his tremendous heart. I owl urge everyone to get in solved, donate, volunteer and spread the word. Chris is making miracles happen for people on a regular basis. This world needs a lot more of that!

2 Janet52

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Chris Carswell at 1Boy4Change for more than 3 years. Chris runs a very professional foundation and I am always impressed how much one teenager can get accomplished. He does so much for others! Great foundation to support!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the very proud mother of Chris Carswell. He has overcome so many health problems and struggles everyday with his health, but through it all he wanted to do something - something positive! He came up with the concept of 1Boy4Change and ran with it! He has done it all - designed the logo, worked with a web designer to get all of his ideas into a professional website and keeps his BLOG current. He picks what he wants to support and he never "goes with the flow"! IF he decides to support a project, a family, or a cause then that is what he does and he expects to get it done! I am so proud of what he is doing and for all the lives he is touching! Keep up the GREAT JOB Chris!