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Fully Vaccinated!

You never know what you will find at the Arc!

Nick received his second dose of his COVID-19 vaccine in the middle of April, and after giving him a few weeks to make sure the vaccine was as effective as possible, Nick was finally able to get out in the community and do some of his favorite activities!

It had been over a year since Nick went into a store, and he was so excited to get out in the community and do some shopping.

Online shopping was a good substitute for Nick over this last year, but he really missed being able to pick out items in a store and get out of the house.

Picking music out is one of Nick’s favorite things about shopping!

Nick’s favorite thing about shopping is buying gifts for those he cares about.

His favorite place to shop is the Arc Thrift Store. You never know what you will find! Nick is careful to make sure he sanitizes his hands after looking around at the store.

Nick continues to wear a mask in public and socially distance, but he hopes that as more people are vaccinated restrictions will lesson and he will be able to get back into schools and community events to promote Awesome in Action and ability awareness.

Nick has signed up for the Immanuel Lutheran Christmas Bazaar in November, you can find him and his team at his booth at the event. Look for more information on this later in the year!

PayPal Confirmed Charity – Support AiA!

Good news Awesome in Action supporters, Nick’s non-profit is now a confirmed charity with PayPal! This makes it easy for Nick to receive and track donations, as well as offering an option for supporters to have a recurring monthly donation. This means that you can support Nick and Awesome in Action with less hassle and a safe, reliable platform.

Becoming a confirmed charity with PayPal also reduces the fees for Awesome in Action associated with receiving and transferring money. This also ensures that PayPal has verified Nick’s status as a charitable organization and that his PayPal account is linked directly to his business.

As we all know, COVID-19 has caused some problems for many organizations, especially organizations like Nick’s that rely on performing community outreach to raise money and rally support for their goals.

For the last year, Nick has been unable to perform community outreach events, go into classrooms or group gatherings to spread the word about Awesome and Action and Nick’s goal to spread awareness and spark a shift in how we think about different abilities. This has made fundraising difficult for Nick, and he really misses his community outreach opportunities.

Please consider making a one time or monthly recurring donation to Awesome in Action. You can find the donation link by clicking on the donate button on the side bar or by clicking here.

These links will take you PayPal’s secure website and allow you to select the type and amount of your donation. Your financial information is not shared with Nick via PayPal.

Nick wants to thank his supporters for continuing to be a part of Awesome in Action’s mission to support people of all abilities in his community and spark a shift in the way we think about abilities! Funding can help Nick come up with creative ideas and activities to keep Awesome in Action going strong.

We hope to have more updates over the course of the year, keep checking Nick’s website and social media platforms for news and opportunities to help Nick spread his mission during this difficult time.