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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1 person found this review helpful

Such an amazing charity! My son received warrior beads from 1boy4change to tell his medical story with. As a mom it was a little somber but it also showed me everything we have overcome with our little guy so far. We cannot thank them enough. My son is proud to show off his warrior beads and tell his story:)

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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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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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2012

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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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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

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2013

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My son was involved in an accident in February and once he got home from his hospital stay I looked into the 1Boy4Change Warrior Bead program. My son's life has changed drastically from that accident and with the beads from Chris he is able to tell his medical journey. Adding new beads to his string is not only therapeutic for him but also feels like a sense of closure for those procedures. I would have never thought that a simple program like this could make such a huge difference to children during their medical journeys.

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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

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Definitely

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Very Well

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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

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2014

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In Jan 2013 we learned about 1Boy4Change and we were immediately impressed. Janet & Chrus were supportive in us obtaining and training our puppy. Just this week we were tested and our dog, Zoey officially became a service dog. Throughout the entire process, you never feel alone or excluded. The entire 1Boy4Change organization has done nothing but amazing things. From guidance with your service dog's training to support with more personal issues. They are a non-profit organization that makes dreams come true!

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I literally stumbled onto 1Boy4Change. Chris has changed our lives and given us hope. They gave us support when we got our puppy. They arranged for training here in Canada when I needed it most. They are available no matter the day or night...

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

Life-changing

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1B4C paired me with my service dog in training Phoenix in May 2013. Nearly a year later we are very close to becoming a fully graduated service dog team. They have been there to support me through the whole training process and our trainer from FL even came up in November to check on us. We will be going to her to finish our training in June and I could not be more excited. SDiT Phoenix has been a blessing I never could have imagined having. Chris, Janet, and their team made that possible. I am forever grateful.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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1Boy4Change actually found me and I am so glad they did! I was trying to raise $10,000 for a PTSD service dog from a different organization...something that was not going to happen anytime soon! I applied and was approved on the very day my application arrived. Since then Janet and Chris have always been available to respond to my questions. This is such a unique organization, not many places give you the opportunity to puppy raise your own service dog and interact with others who are on their waiting list. 1Boy4Change doesn't just accept you for a service dog, they adopt you into a FAMILY. Chris Carswell is a hero in my book, without his drive to help others I would not be getting the service dog I so desperately need to live a normal life. THANK YOU 1Boy4Change!

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

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We have had our Service Dog from 1Boy4Change.org for almost 2 yrs now. They have been the most wonderful nonprofit to interact with. They still help us with any equiptment we may need, any advice we need and a listening ear when I need it! A wonderful family oriented organization that has changed our lives and helped to make my non-verbal autistic son safe and more independent!

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It has almost been a year since i met Chris and he brought my son his service dog! What a wonderful year it has been... We can safely go to stores with out losing my son, he can go in the yard and his Service Dog is always on watch... When our dog had a medical issue 1boy4change stepped right up and helped us out, they are wonderful and their organization is Life changing!!!!

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Life-changing

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My son was a recipient of a service dog from 1boy4change. He was hand delivered to us, from caring, genuine "salt of the earth" good people! They were able to give my non-verbal autistic son not only a fully trained autism service dog, but a friend. I have raved about and recommended this organization to friends and family. Chris Carswell, K9 Bronx and his greatest supporter his mom Janet Are truly doing wonderful things and I am in awe of them. Thank you 1boy4change, you changed our lives and I thank you with all my heart! Cindie Oatley

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Life-changing

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1b4c is one of the most amazing orgainiztions we have ever dealt with. my husband and i were in the process of trying to raise $13,000 for a service dog for our disabled 5 year old son. when 1b4c found out they were able to get us a dog for only $1,000 and that was covered by a grant. They haven't just helped our son but they have become a part of our family! not to mention what they do for police k9 teams with their heat alarms and providing non verbal children with ipads so they can communicate. Chris and Janet go above and beyond just being a non profit. they truly care about each of the people they help.

my son and his service dog are a perfect match and it is all because of 1b4c!

they have also helped every family i have ever asked them to consider helping.

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Chris and 1boy4change are the most amazing people. They have supplied my 5 year old son eith a multipurpose service dog. Because of them when our service dog if fully trained I eill be able to sleep better knowing that the dog will tell me if my son is in danger. Tonight was a perfect example of how she eill keep himnsafe in a public area. He took off amd was headed towards the road. 1boy4change has given our family oeace of mind. Comfort and a New extended family. I could never say enough kind words for them.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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