Freedom Waters Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

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Location: 895 10th Street South Suite 302-F Naples FL 34102 USA

Mission: Enhancing lives by providing boating opportunities and marine related activities for people with disabilities, life threatening illnesses, youth at risk and others with special needs.
Results: Since incorporation in March 2006, FWF has served well over 6000 individuals between the two south coasts of Florida. Accomplished by 99% volunteer efforts and one part time paid employee. Making smiles and memories that last a lifetime and building a family of belonging, caring and sharing!
Geographic areas served: South Florida
Programs: FWF Weller Day Boat Outings - Private and Commercial boat owners donate their time and vessels to provide an outing for FWF participants; Adaptive Sailing in Naples, Florida, in partnership with Collier County Parks and Recreation, teaching people with disabilities how to sail as independently as possible for each individual. Fishing outings and fun tournaments for FWF participants. Special events: Sailing Regattas, Boat Parade Parties; Fishing Tournaments for FWF participants
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I am truly lucky to be a part of Freedom Waters Foundation; this amazing organization and the people within it have changed my life. During my first volunteer meeting in fall of 2011 I began to hear the passionate testimonies given by volunteers, board members, and participants about what they loved about FWF. I became inspired to be a part of it and dove right in. As of January 2012 I was hired part time as an employee and began to help set up the programs and events for the year. Freedom Waters Foundation has given me the opportunity to provide a day of fun, healing, and joy to individuals' and their families' lives. To see the camaraderie of a group come together from everyone from a child with a life threatening illness, a person with a disability, their family, the boat crew, and the FWF representative(s) is truly astounding. Freedom Waters Foundation offers the environment and opportunity for everyone to come together and share the love, understanding, and acceptance that makes this world a beautiful place.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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dfrenkel (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you, Ms. Hallie for your wonderful review. Glad to have you aboard. Thank you for all you contribute.