Mission: We serve as a catalyst for sustainable change within the lives of those we serve by ensuring that their fundamental housing, health, and educational needs are met. Make it count envisions a world where all people have the best opportunity to realize their maximum potential.
Programs: Housing - from returning veterans to hard-working families, make it count is committed to providing access to safe, medically appropriate, and affordable housing renovations to those who need it most.
education - through our backpacks for education program, scholarships, and grants & technical assistance to schools, make it count helps young scholars and gifted youth who have not only shown promise in an academic or extracurricular capacity, but who also would otherwise lack access to further growth without this necessary financial assistance.
health - through emergency relief initiatives and programs like bikes for fitness, make it count foundation supports individuals and their families who seek understanding and assistance in managing their own health. Additionally, we serve to inspire and motivate those on their own personal journey towards a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their optimal health.
Make It Count brings the energy of a visionary leader to help members of our military with housing needs. Nothing contributes more to the dignity and well being of our returning heroes than safe comfortable housing. Those of us on the board are proud to be part of this great effort
My husband and I have been hosting “James” an injured serviceman at our home in Vermont for 5 years now. He comes for a ski weekend through the Wounded Warrior Program. As we have gotten to know James it became clear that going back to college was going to prove to be a big financial burden. Through the help of the Make It Count Foundation, we were able to offer James some assistance with his tuition. This was just the motivation he needed to get back in the classroom and finish his degree.
James is now married and owns his own house. He attributes much of his success to the help of the Make it Count Foundation.
Our mission is to provide resources for Optimal Health, Housing, and Education. We have granted over $108,000 in our first 15 months! Our programs have included back to school backpacks, educational scholarships, and housing projects for Veterans.