Category Archives: Ability Awareness

Awesome in Action is Looking for Sponsors

Awesome in Action is a non-profit organization, which means it is funded solely by contributions from the community. We raise money through online fundraisers, direct in-person contributions, corporate contributions, and programs like Amazon Smile.

Shop online using the website: http://www.smile.amazon.com and choose Awesome in Action as the nonprofit you would like to contribute to!

Raising money for any non-profit is a lot of work, and with Nick’s small (but dedicated) team, it can be really difficult to focus on this aspect of his business.

High Plains School Wide Assembly. Spread the Word to End the Word.

The purpose of this post is to reach out globally to individuals and organizations in the community about sponsoring Awesome in Action with larger or monthly contributions.

What Level of Sponsorship can you provide?

Nick is hoping to publish his second children’s book next year, but to do so, he has to raise a substantial amount of money to cover the costs. We expect the total remaining cost to publish the book to be between $4,000-5,000.

Here is a sneak peek of some illustrations from Nick’s book that is awaiting publishing!

If you know of an individual or organization that may be willing to sponsor specific presentations, events, or Nick’s second book, please contact us at:

nick@awesomeinaction.org or via the Awesome in Action Facebook page.

T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge. Author Visit.

We would be happy to send a copy of Awesome in Action’s informational flyer via email!

Northern Colorado Home School Association. Walk in My Shoes.

Sponsors would be included in marketing materials as well as be featured here on Nick’s website and his social media if they wish.

University Schools of Greeley. Writer’s Workshop.

With the funds that we raise, Awesome in Action can not only produce a new book reflecting a hero using adaptive equipment, but also provide inspiration for acceptance of individuals of any and all abilities. Become a sponsor today, and….

Together we can work to spark a shift in the way we view abilities!

31st Anniversary of the ADA

July 26th marks the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.” (https://adata.org/learn-about-ada)

This important civil rights law ensures that all people with disabilities have the same opportunities and rights as everyone else.

Did you know that before the ADA, businesses could say that wheelchairs were a hazard and refuse them access?

Imagine someone like Nick not being able to go to a coffee shop because they were in a wheelchair! #ThanksToTheADA

Before the ADA businesses could legally pay someone with a disability less for the same work as someone without a disability.

Before the ADA it was difficult or impossible for people in wheelchairs to use public transportation.

Awesome in Action supports the ADA and celebrates the 31st anniversary by spreading awareness about this important law!

Without the ADA, Awesome in Action would not be possible!

To learn more about the ADA and what it means for people with disabilities check out https://adata.org/learn-about-ada

Has the ADA had an impact on your life? Share your story on social media and use the hashtags below to help celebrate the ADA!

#ThanksToTheADA #ADA31