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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Children & Youth, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, Human Services, Youth Community Service Clubs, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Best Day helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun filled adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, and connect them with diverse populations in their community. Current activities include Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking, SUP (stand up paddling), Outrigger Canoeing, and Snow sports.

Results: Since 2008 Best Day has served over 1,900 children with special needs in 65 beach and snow events in California, New Jersey, and New York.

Target demographics: children with special needs aged 4-24.

Programs: Best Day offers beach events in California and New Jersey, and snow events in New York.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best Day for the child who participates...Best Day for those who volunteer...Best way to spend a weekend! Great people doing even greater good.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Best day Foundation NJ in July 2016. it was an inspiration to see the joy of the participants and the gratitude of the families. What a moving experience!

1 Tom_96

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Best Day in NJ for 5 years now. Every day that I am on the beach surfing with the kids is one that generates wonderful human interactions, lasting memories, and happy tears. There is no day like a Best Day!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Words cannot describe the impact it makes on you. What an amazing day!

2 Karen422

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at Best Day and it really was the BEST DAY!!! I was beach buddies with two teenaged boys and together we had fun playing in the sand and the boys completely enjoyed boogie boarding. They rode the waves several times. Nothing beats the smiles of pure joy on their faces as they caught wave after wave. I'm still smiling days later. I can't wait to volunteer next summer and I will definitely try to volunteer at their winter events this year. Everyone should volunteer for this organization. You won't be sorry!

2 Ana-Lilia P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son has had the honor of participating, and I of volunteering with this amazingly, awesome organization for the past four years.
Words cannot begin to express the emotional, psychological, and physical high, my son is on when he's out on the water trying to catch those roaring waves!
Mike, Chris, Todd, Kevin, Barb and Kerry, are unwavering in their dedication, passion, and love, when it comes to putting that beautifully, beaming smile on our truly special kiddos.
It takes a village................and we are beyond blessed, to be part of this one.
Best Day is the trunk, my son is the foliage, and I am the coconut, that falls from tree in deep admiration

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Truly a superb organization, led by selfless, devoted,loving volunteers!
Because of the Mike,Chris, Todd, my son becoomes a totally different person........a free, loving, spirit, waiting to catch a wave, n ride it in, on the board, like it's second nature!
The enthusiasm builds up slowly as soon as I sign him,and is full blown on his" surf day", as he calls it.
I wish I'd win the lotto, so I could joyfully give to such a deserving non-profit organization, that is Best Day!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The days I've spent volunteering at Best Day have been the best days of my life. You can definitely find me there all six days next summer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just got home from the August 2 event on Brick III beach. All I can say was " that was the best day ever" I was a volunteer and just the amount of love and smiles and happy giggles from the kids made my heart swell! What an amazing group of organizers, volunteers and most of all family's and the amazing kids that participate. Truly one of the best days I have had.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little did I know I was in for the best day of my life volunteering with the Best Day Foundation. I was instantly in awe of the positive energy of the child I was partnered up with. A kid like no other, he was only looking forward to what the day had in store. Not only did Nathan expand what he thought was possible in himself, but so did I.

cweg123

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Best Day Foundation truly does provide the best day for both participants and volunteers. I felt like this was the first time where my volunteering was making a difference in someone's life. I couldn't say enough positive things about this organization and the amazing work they do for the families and children who participate.