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1Boy4Change, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Health, Health Care, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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: 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: Coffee for soldiers Warrior Beads to tell their medical journey

Community Stories

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't even begin to thank 1Boy4Change for all the encouragement he brings to myself and others. First of all, I'm amazed that he does this completely by himself. I know it takes a lot of time and dedication, especially for someone who also has chronic illnesses. When I applied for my warrior beads, I was having a tough time coming to terms with the many diagnosis's I had recently received. What Chris does makes it very obvious that I'm not alone in my battle. Each color or type of bead represents something different in my medical journey. I was astonished when I received them and saw just how many there were. I now hang them on my IV pole when I do my infusions. It reminds me just how far I've come and just how strong I am. I now keep count of things so I can apply for more beads in the future. None of this would be possible without donations and the generosity of others! Thanks again, my warrior beads are the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The beads make me feel like a warrior. I have so many and I'm still here, like.. Look how far I've come in life and I'm still smiling. He's doing an amazing thing for people with illnesses and disabilities. I love this!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A remarkable young man working to help others when he himself has so many challenges to overcome.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chris is an amazing young man at 1boy4change. He creates warrior beads for ill people all over the world . Chris also participates in securing vests for k9 dogs. Heat monitors for police cars with k9 's. First aid kits for police cars. He is very unselfish and even though he's not well himself he always is thinking of others and how to make others lives better

Donor

Rating: 5

Hello My Name is Norma Jean Grass and I live in the great state of Maine...I met Chris Carswell thru facebook a few years ago and seeing what he did and has gone thru in his short life time just made me to want to help him any way that I could..I support all the good things he is doing with the Warrior Bead Program what he does with the Dog Programs he has been in and not with the Program he is in with horses...He is 1 awesome young man making a huge difference in this world today...May God Bless him in what ever comes his way for he never turns down a challange...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The commitment and compassion that is displayed on a daily basis, makes chris and this worthy doings a much needed asset to all of us that need his willingness to help and encourage us to continue to fight for our well being and health. Together, we can move mountains.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been following Chris Carswell and 1Boy4Change for several years now. He was a child of 13 or 14 when I came to know of him through SD Bronx and his warrior beads program. I have never met a teenager with so much love and care in his heart for others. Chris puts his own pain and suffering to the side for the benefit of children who are ill, and his K9 protection program. He brings joy to both young children and adults. Chris Carswell is truly a young hero who will do great things in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Chris at an equestrian event and was immediately impressed with his commitment to overcoming his disabilities to help others. His story is amazing and so is he! I would encourage everyone to help him reach his goals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed this young man's story over the last several years. He continues to amaze and inspire me. His courage and dignity in the face of constant challenges, both medical and personal is a testimony to the power of faith. In spite of the obstacles his courage never seems to falter and his compassion for others shines brightest in hard times. Chris works tirelessly through his nonprofit activities to improve and enhance the lives of others. Even now, in the midst of a terrible personal tragedy he continues to focus on what he can do for others. His energy and creativity keep him on the path to changing our world for the better.

Donna150

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chris is an awesome young man even when he is not feeling well due to various illnesses himself he still gives. Chris is not a quiter he just keeps going & giving asking nothing in return if anyone deserves to keep their nonprofit it is him; he works tiredlessly on his projects always giving & giving I love this young man with all my heart.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Oh my goodness where to begin. Chris Carswell & 1Boy4Change is a nonprofit that does awesome work for children,K9's, & the thin blue line. He gives & gives & asks nothing in return even though he has many health issues that he deals with on a day to day basis. I have the honor of knowing him personally which makes me feel blessed. Go to his 1Boy4Change & read of all the fabulous things he does you won't be sorry!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

An incredible charity run by an amazing young man. The warrior bead program enables people battling their own medical conditions to tell their story. Each bead represents courage and strength. They mean so much to the people who receive them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

1Boy4Change means so much to me and my son. My boy has been through so much in his life and it really helps him understand and document how brace he has been.
1Boy4Change has amazing communication and are always efficient. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chris nonprofit, 1 Boy 4 Change, helped me train and test my Service Dog. My Service Dog alerts me to low blood sugar. I am a diabetic, on insulin for 46 years, and can no longer tell if I am high or low. This is called hyperinsensitivity. SD Jade is very visible in our community and recently had her picture in the paper.

Helene H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After being ill for a little while and then diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome type 1 I find that 1Boy4Change and his bead program helped me get thru a few rough times by showing me what a true warrior I am. Although I will never be healthy and have to constantly go in for tests, labs and most recently open heart surgery; Chris, you have made a change in my life while I cover some ground!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you 1boy4change to help me thru my journey with Loeyz-Dietz Syndrome. You have given me something tangible to look back on to see my accomplishment and something to look forward to each time I overtake a battle. Those beads mean more to me more than you'll ever know!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this page for a few years & I have to say I think he does an amazing job!

I wish more kids would do good in this world.


Keep it up though! You're doing amazing.

Rosemarie V.

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful young man is responsible for starting 1boy4chang. Even though he has had to deal with many health issues including multiple brain surgeries he lives his life in service to others. His warrior beads program helps others chart their own medical journey

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Donor

Rating: 5

1Boy4change is a great example of what the youth of today can do just by doing something. The young man who started 1Boy4Change did just that. He helps raise funds for police K9 teams so that they will have special first aid kits and heat alarms for their cars. Chris lives a life of service to others all the while battleing his many health issues. His latest idea to help children with health issues is his worrier beads progam. He is an amazing young man who is changing the world one good dead at a time

Client Served

Rating: 5

Warrior beads have been amazing, they put a positive spin on something that's usually so negative. By receiving beads to keep track of my journey and what I've been through it I've realized how far ive come. Knowing that I'll get something like a cool bead makes some of the not-so-fun stuff tolerable.

Janet51

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization that I am always glad to help! Chris is tireless in his efforts, he's focused on what's important, and has no doubt changed the lives of many. His selfless acts always get my attention, and every time I see one of the 1Boy4Change posts, it makes my heart happy!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It doesn't take long to look through 1Boy4Change's site to know that he and his mother are selfless, genuine people. Without hesitation or reservation I was glad to help the many causes that this organization supports. Although his main focus is protecting police K9s and helping those in need of service dogs, Chris never seems to back away from a challenge. When NJ asked for help, Chris stepped in and said YES! He never sees obstacles, only results. I have a lot of respect for this child and his mother. They work harder in a week than many people do in their lifetimes. He is truly an inspiration and for all his efforts he asks for so little in return. I have never met Chris but his works and words speak volumes for his character. I believe he has one of the biggest hearts out there and want to see him continue to exceed by helping others. That's what he wants and that's what he should get!

Janet52

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen this young man in action for almost 6 years now. He gives his heart to the programs of 1Boy4Change. He is dedicated and professional well beyond his years! A very good organization to get behind and support!
Go Team1B4C!!!!
Keep up the great work!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Chris Carswell at 1Boy4Change for more than 3 years. Chris runs a very professional foundation and I am always impressed how much one teenager can get accomplished. He does so much for others! Great foundation to support!

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1 Angela177

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chris is an amazing young man that has made my son feel more accepted through the Warrior Beads program. My son, Michael now goes to have medical procedures done, holds his beads tight and tells the nurses what each bead stands for, by the time he is done explaining the procedure is over. No more crying, yelling and begging "no". Thank you!

1 Tamaris D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank You 1Boy4Change for all the love and support of my 2 grandchildren...one with Chiari and the other with Bullying issues...your Warrior beads were the spark that gave them hope. She carries her house key on her key chain. He has not strung his beads but looks at them often and knows that someone else with a chronic illness shares his pain. It is difficult to be a teenager but a teen in pain is more so. As a grandparent who loves them both I Thank You from the bottom of my heart Chris.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.