Category Archives: Outreach

Awesome in Action accepted to King Soopers/City Market Community Rewards Program

We have some exciting news Awesome in Action fans!

Awesome in Action was accepted as a non-profit organization for King Soopers or City Market Community Rewards Program!

This means that if you have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, you can now link Awesome in Action to your account and we receive a small donation every time you shop.

To do this, you first must have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, you can sign up for this by going to any King Soopers or City Market customer service desk. If you already have a loyalty card (this is typically your phone number entered at checkout or a loyalty card linked to your phone number that you swipe) you can take the following steps to link Awesome in Action as your non-profit organization:

You will then either log into your existing account or create a new account that requires basic information, an email address, and your loyalty card number.

Then, you will click on My Account then click on Community Rewards.

Next you will need to search for Awesome in Action, Co either by name or US414 (Awesome in Action’s Non-Profit Organization Number) and then click Enroll.

In order for your purchases to count towards Awesome in Action, you will need to use your loyalty card when shopping.

Any contributions from the community make a huge difference to a small organization like Awesome in Action, and we really appreciate our community’s willingness to participate in programs like this!

Please reach out to us at nick@awesomeinaction.org or via Facebook if you have any questions.

Thanks from the Awesome in Action team!

Open Streets – June 16, 2019

Penelope and Parker try the wheelchair obstacle course.

Open Streets, organized through City of Fort Collins Bikes, was a fun filled community event in old town Fort Collins on June 16th with vendors from the community, food trucks, and live music. Nick was stationed at the Maple St. hub, prime real estate to make connections and build new friendships while educating the community on different abilities and challenges that come with them.

Parker leads Penelope through the course as she experiences blindness.

Community members had the option to participate in several different disability simulations including a wheelchair obstacle course, experiencing the course while blind, experiencing having limited mobility in their hands while buttoning up a shirt, experiencing sensory integration issues, and lip reading.

Kids who tried the wheelchair obstacle course found it much more difficult than they expected!

Most kids hit a cone or two but came away with a new appreciation for what it is like to move a different way and the challenges that come with it.

They did a great job!
Cullen and his mom loved seeing how Nick speaks.

Nick had his speech device available for community members to see and experience a different way of talking. Nick demonstrated his device for many interested kids and parents.

As the day went on, more and more people stopped at Nick’s booth to see what we were all about. With our cones, wheelchairs, and canes people quickly became interested in what we had to offer.

Cullen navigated the course like a pro! Awesome!

When they learned that we were offering simulations of different challenges experienced by those with different abilities, attendees were really excited to see that Nick was out in the community advocating for those who live a little differently.

Ronan wanted to try too!

Nick’s favorite part of the day was watching the kids navigate the cones!

Parents loved seeing their kids engaged in these simulations and often helped Nick teach the kids about why it is important to understand that different people have different challenges in life and we should be respectful of everyone we meet.

Saigen and his dad completed the course in no time! Teamwork!
Sienna and Noelle check out Nick’s book.

Nick had copies of his book, Helping in Action, for sale at the event and many kids enjoyed checking out a copy.

Nick handed out bookmarks to anyone who loved to read.

Nick and Daniel both love to help their communities!

Nick met many members of his community who share his passion for education, like music therapist Daniel Goldschmidt. Nick and Daniel have both done TEDx talks! Check out Daniel’s TEDx talk on YouTube.

Nick would like to thank the City of Fort Collins Bikes for this opportunity to educate and advocate.

Open Streets will come back to Fort Collins on September 29th, 2019, and Nick will be there to continue to show his community that even though we all have different challenges, we can still connect and care for one another. Come see him and support Awesome in Action and Nick’s message of inclusive diversity.

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