For five years now I’ve supported a wonderful organization that means the world to me, Ben’s Lighthouse. It’s a non-profit organization that helps kids across the United States connect to and with each other thru community service, music, technology and other educational paths all with the hope of providing powerful tools so children can foster stronger friendships, develop self-confidence and deal with trauma in a way that helps build a more compassionate world.
It was started by two friends of mine, parents of Ben Wheeler, a 6 year old boy who was taken from his family in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy in December of 2012. Ben’s Lighthouse was founded to make something good out of this terrible loss.
This Thursday on March 1st I’ll be participating in a 24 hour online fundraising competition called Giving Day to support non-profits making a difference locally and beyond. Please take a moment to look here at
and see for yourself everything they do locally in Connecticut to Montana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and more. And then give on March 1st. I’ll be back to post their progress and give a little nudge.
I know a lot of us are wondering what we can do to help children cope and thrive in a time that quite frankly I’m finding it hard as an adult to do. Here’s one way to provide a little light
Because that’s what lighthouses do. @benslighthouse