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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

22 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!

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

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.

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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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

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.

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!

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.

1 Rob_58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We own the local DQ at exit 29. We had an opportunity to meet Christopher and his wonderful mom. They have so much heart and devotion. We're gonna do all we can to help them continue their mission and hope all of you will, too.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chris is doing a great job with his bead project, where he gives beads to children who have serious illnesses for every procedure they have done. what a great idea. I know of one of the children who has personally benefited from this free service. For a young man who has had to fight illness all his life he is doing a great service for others what a fine example he is setting for others. May god Bless him as well as his mother who helps him so very much .

2 Sandra64

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have come to know of Chris when I come across Chris and his SD Bronx as nominees in The Hero Dog Awards. The generosity, compassion and true caring exhibited by this amazing young man, despite his own health issues, left an impression upon me that makes me sit back in awe of his continuing dedication to make a difference to the lives of others. His foundation, 1Boy4Change, Inc. is based on Chris' ethos.....making a change to better the lives of others. He works tirelessly and with true and genuine dedication to the causes he sets his mind to. He is an outstanding example of setting goals and working with everything that he has to achieve a positive outcome. He is a truly inspirational young man who has had a wonderful and positive effect on the lives of so many so far and looks at continuing that positive effect on the lives of many others in the future....

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chris Carswell has been an inspiration to me for many years now. I am so proud of the many goals he has reached to make the lives of others better. When Chris sets his sites on helping others, there simply is no mountain this young man cannot move to make miracles happen.
It's such an honor to have Chris, his family, friends, foundation, and SUPER hero SD Bronx in my life. The world is a better place because Chris shares his passion for helping others with all of us.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Chris, his mom, and his service dog last year at a charity event. Chris is a stellar example of doing kind deeds for others and paying it forward. I am excited to witness his journey into adulthood and see all he has yet to accomplish!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After learning about 1Boy4Change over a year ago, I've watched this organization continuously increase their outreach program for those needing service dogs. It's an incredibly difficult task to provide resources for service dogs and matching them with the right recipients. A tireless group, even faced with obstacles. Nothing is slowing them down from helping others.

2 Mary260

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

1boy4change is an amazing organization. Chris Carswell is the most giving person I have ever met. He has many challenges of his own, but is always looking to help someone else.

2 Marcia K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chris has done so much for other people, police dogs and those of us who love to follow his activities. He is totally selfless and devotes alot of time to try to make life better for others. Chris is intelligent, caring and has turned a small blog into a major venture. The bigger his cause gets, the more Chris gives to others. I can't think of another cherity more deserving and giving of all they have to meet the needs of others.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is truly an honor to know Chris and Janet. They work so hard to help others and constantly give back to their community as well as giving to communities across the globe. Chris is an outstanding young man with the most positive attitude I have ever seen. His compassion for others is totally unbelievable. Both Janet and Chris work hard to make life easier for other people as well as for pets serving as service dogs, police dogs or companion dogs. Janet and Chris truly think of the needs of others and put those needs above all else. They are caring and extremely sincere people who can be trusted in thought, word and deed.

3 Rose O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

1 Boy 4 Change has to be my favorite non-profit! I love how they are helping so many great causes. Chris and Janet have the biggest hearts and really love what they do. You can see this by all the amazing supporters they have. Keep up the great work!