1Boy4Change, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   56 reviews

Issues: Animals, Health, Veterans

Location: 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-3955394
(912)279-0440
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Chris is such an amazing and inspiring young man. Despite all of the health issues he has to battle, he still wants to help others out with his amazing bead program, K-9 First Aid kits, and K-9 Heat Alarms. I have supported his endeavors in the past and will continue to do so.

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My name is Nancy and I volunteer at 1Boy4Change counting and packaging Warrior Beads. I love the Warrior Bead program and how it impacts so many lives! I have watched the program go into an International program - it amazes my that this magic all began with the program designed by a 16 year old! 1Boy4Change is magical and I am so glad to volunteer there!

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I have come to know of Chris when I come across Chris and his SD Bronx as nominees in The Hero Dog Awards. The generosity, compassion and true caring exhibited by this amazing young man, despite his own health issues, left an impression upon me that makes me sit back in awe of his continuing dedication to make a difference to the lives of others. His foundation, 1Boy4Change, Inc. is based on Chris' ethos.....making a change to better the lives of others. He works tirelessly and with true and genuine dedication to the causes he sets his mind to. He is an outstanding example of setting goals and working with everything that he has to achieve a positive outcome. He is a truly inspirational young man who has had a wonderful and positive effect on the lives of so many so far and looks at continuing that positive effect on the lives of many others in the future....

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Chris Carswell has been an inspiration to me for many years now. I am so proud of the many goals he has reached to make the lives of others better. When Chris sets his sites on helping others, there simply is no mountain this young man cannot move to make miracles happen.
It's such an honor to have Chris, his family, friends, foundation, and SUPER hero SD Bronx in my life. The world is a better place because Chris shares his passion for helping others with all of us.

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Network more to help Chris have more options and funds available to him to continue with his missions.

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Life-changing

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2014

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I met Chris, his mom, and his service dog last year at a charity event. Chris is a stellar example of doing kind deeds for others and paying it forward. I am excited to witness his journey into adulthood and see all he has yet to accomplish!

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2014

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I recently met Chris Carswell in person after having worked with his foundation for about a year. I run a foundation that provides grants to the disabled in our community who need service dogs. Chris and his foundation reviewed our grantee's application and selected a specific dog to be trained for her.

Chris provided the early training for this dog, before was moved on to get his advanced training in Tennessee. All through this process, Chris and his foundation provided the communication, reassurance and information we needed to prepare our client for their new dog.

The end result of this labor of love on Chris' part is the most amazing partnership between a highly trained service dog, and a 7 year old girl with severe disabilities.

I credit Christopher for his dedication to this work, and for his work helping Police K-9 units across the country. What an amazing young man, to have had this idea at such a young age, and to spend his teen years serving others.

He is truly a remarkable young man. His foundation is well-run, and clearly he goes out of his way to make sure that the projects he supports are successful. He, his mother and the trainer from Tennessee gave up an entire week of their summer to come to our community and train our client with their new service dog. I don't know of another organization in this area of service that does this for their clients. I know that hundreds of hours of training were donated toward the preparation of this wonderful dog.

We had a million questions. Every single one of them was answered politely and with patience, understanding that this was all new to us. Chris's team is highly skilled and highly qualified to be doing this work, and I consider them experts in the field.

Chris knows firsthand the difference that a trained service dog can make in a person's life, and he appears to be truly dedicated to making it possible for others to have the same benefit.

Wonderful young man, and a great example of what a great non-profit should be!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Double their funding so they can help even more people.

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?

2014

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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.

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Life-changing

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2014

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I met Chris and SD Bronx when they took the time out of their day visiting Miss Sue at Golden Isles Hospice to visit my husband who did not have many days left. My husband, Wilfried Stein, could no longer talk; however, I saw the light in his eyes when I told him a real Deutsche Shepard was coming in to see him. Wilfried was from Austria and SD Bronx got in the bed with him. Wilfried was delighted and swished SD Bronx's tail back and forth. My most known words in Deutsche are commands for dogs from listening to Wilfried speak to our dogs in Deutsche. Chris took the time to pose with Wilfried and SD Bronx. Chris is a selfless young man who puts his needs last and cares for others first!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I just heard about this organization and do not know a lot but I feel like I know Chris.

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?

2014

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I heard of and about Chris through a mutual friend (Peg H.). In June 2013, slightly before midnight, I received a phone call from Peg. Against Pegs suggestion, I accepted and acknowledged that I would submit an application to 1B4C to become a Volunteer Trainer, and did so that moment. To my surprise, I was accepted as an Evaluator/Trainer. I can tell you countless experiences witnessed, but that would violate the privacy of the "family" members 1B4C extends its heart to. But, you can look at any photo from any delivery and its evident....intimate...compassion...pride...family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Call Obama and demand $1mil to purchase a delivery vehicle and purchase property to build the ultimate 20 run service dog training facility to allow 1B4C to continue its journey.

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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