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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Children & Youth, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, 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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Please join us in creating special days for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges.

Best Day Foundation is an amazing organization with a dedicated group of people behind it. Hearing stories from parents about the wonderful experiences their children get to enjoy is truly heart warming. I am proud to be a part of Best Day which brings so much joy into people's lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We had an amazing time in Ventura with Best Day! My son loved the surfing, we met great people, everything felt safe and well organized. Can't wait to visit again.

Board Member

Rating: 5

At each event I attend I'm touched in ways I could never imagine. By phenomenal children with special needs who inspire me with their bravery, trust, and spirit. By parents who show incredible love and patience. By volunteers who step up and open their hearts, forming instant life-time bonds with these amazing children, playing with them, sharing the ocean and snow, cheering for them, and loving & caring for them like their own kids or siblings. I did the tech start up thing for nine years seeking to get rich - which never happened. Co-founding and running Best Day Foundation since 2008 has made me an emotional billionaire. All the time, I get to see how truly wonderful life is, how amazing people are, what's possible when people help each other. I'm forever blessed and eternally grateful for that. Best Day is the best thing I've done with my life.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Best Day Foundation has such a positive effect on all involved from the kids with special needs who participate in the adventure activities to the volunteers, and even the children's parents. I've spoken with big tough guys brought to tears about having life changing moments being inspired by kids tacking on intimidating activities. I've seen kids who didn't want to even touch the sand end up getting into a wetsuit and surfing and then not wanting to get out of the water, all thanks to the helpful encouragement and patience of volunteers sharing their time and passion with kids who wouldn't have the chance. I've spoken to parents who told me that they had a whole new vision of what was possible for their children. Best Day has and continues to have an incredibly positive impact on my life on a daily basis. I consider myself fortunate to be a volunteer and board member and part of the Best Day family.