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1Boy4Change, Inc.

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Address:

145 Myers Hill Rd Brunswick GA 31523 USA

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

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(912)279-0440
http://www.1Boy4Change.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

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!

 
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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!

 
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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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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!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I feel that 1Boy4Change, is awesome. I truly believe that this young man truly loves his work. He provides K-9 units and handlers with equipment to do their job safely.
He provides young people with a distraction during their illness with his Warrior Bead program. He is a example of what young people should be.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Oh my goodness where to begin. Chris Carswell & 1Boy4Change is a nonprofit that does awesome work for children,K9's, & the thin blue line. He gives & gives & asks nothing in return even though he has many health issues that he deals with on a day to day basis. I have the honor of knowing him personally which makes me feel blessed. Go to his 1Boy4Change & read of all the fabulous things he does you won't be sorry!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Chris Carswell and his organization are amazing. Even though he has personal issues he never stops; he & his organization never stop he would truly give you the shirt off his back. His caring,sharing,giving has touched alot of people & still is. If anyone deserves this he does

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Impressive from start to finish. I was aware of 1Boy4Change & his warrior beads long before becoming acquainted with the people behind the beads. Having several health challenges of my own, I saw people from all over the country (via social media support groups) excited to receive their beads. A patients journey is long, isolating and filled with procedures the healthy world has never even heard of. The beads represent our battle, not a count of the pain endured, but of the battles won, one procedure at a time, with different colors beads representing various tests/ procedures. It's a score card that shows us we have been through hell & back, and we are still fighting; a reminder that we have come so far and today is not the day to give up. Such a simple idea, such a meaningful impact made more special by the fact your package of color specific beads are put together by a young man who is legally blind. When most adults would give up, this young man& his mom are giving back in a meaningful way. Your donations go exactly where they say it will.... I'd encourage everyone to give to this effort. As a professional grant maker, I wish I saw more non profits doing so much with this level of integrity.

 
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The warrior beads program is amazing! Having a collection of beads to tell and record my personalised medical story has given me confidence to talk about my medical experience. It helps those around you understand what happens when I go into hospital and most importantly, warrior beads are there to remind me that I can do anything, because I have done so much already. Now whenever I lie in an MRI, have an operation, medical infusion, IV, or treatment, I think about my warrior beads. They automatically calm me down and give me courage.

I am super grateful for everything Chris and his charity have done for me. Thank you :)

 
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1boy4change changed my daughter's life by giving her Service dog. This dog is amazing, he detects every seizure with out fail. Her service dog has allowed my daughter to be independent and she has a companion and friend for as long as her Service dog can do it. Thank you 1boy4change. Our Family has earned a special friendship and a place in our hearts with Chris, Janet Carswell and Bronx.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

It is truly an empowering honor to have Chris and Janet on our families side. My daughter's life and ours is going to change in the most positive way. Am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity have met such a brave and courageous young man, however I know he draws his strength from his lovely mother. Thank you for been you and for been now a part of my family.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Chris at 1boy4change is a wonderful young man that has helped my family and son so much. He has helped to supply my son with a much needed service dog and now he sends warrior beads to my son. These beads may not seem like much to others but to a special needs child they mean so much! Thank you Chris!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I am a mom. Just like every mom, I want what's best for my children. My middle son has spinal muscular atrophy. He is wheelchair bound, and has an amazing personality. 1boy4change is helping my son by giving him a service dog. My son will now enjoys the benefits of feeling a little bit of this freedom that many of us take for granted. SD Abby is going to open many wonderful doors (both physically and emotionally) for my son. I just can't thank Chris and his mom Janet enough. They are giving my baby hope fit his future.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Chris is doing a great job with his bead project, where he gives beads to children who have serious illnesses for every procedure they have done. what a great idea. I know of one of the children who has personally benefited from this free service. For a young man who has had to fight illness all his life he is doing a great service for others what a fine example he is setting for others. May god Bless him as well as his mother who helps him so very much .

 
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