Through Impact Club, as Impact Venture Capitalists, we invest heavily in local charities that demonstrate a powerful “Story Engine,” and have proven their willingness to fight for their cause – by competing in and winning a high-stakes competition. As a result, Impact Club, through Impact Venture Capitalism has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.
K.I.D.S. CuddleKit Closet has served thousands of children in need of kindness. We have three programs that spread kindness to youth in the Yuma area. The Pediatric CuddleKit program ensures every child admitted into the pediatric unit at YRMC receives a comfort kit. The School CuddleKit program serves all Yuma area schools. School personnel refer children in need of kindness for any reason including but not limited to poverty, illness, divorce, bullying, etc… As part of our school program, we host Kindness Makes A Difference in December
Saddles of Joy, Inc. is a therapeutic riding program dedicated to introduce Children, or any person with the desire to the joy and value of one of God’s most beautiful creations. Saddles of Joy started in 1985 as an idea between a mother and a special education teacher and two horses. In the beginning, the horses were trailered to Wellton, Arizona where the horses and special needs children were brought together with wondrous results. As the program grew, more horses as well as volunteers were added to assist with the daily and weekly sessions.
Amberly’s Place Family Advocacy Center houses a team of professionals who respond to child abuse both physical/ sexual, domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. Crisis response advocates are dispatched to respond on-scene with local law enforcement to insure that victims receive trauma support from the first report. The perpetrator is normally a family member or a family friend making reporting difficult. Advocates support the victim to reduce trauma and guide them through the criminal justice system.