LOCAL NONPROFIT GIVING BACK AWARDED $10K TO HELP PROMOTE MOVE WITH BALANCE®,
THEIR HEALTHY AGING PROGRAM FOR ELDERS, AS PART OF THE ANNUAL “50 STATES FOR GOOD” COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM
Giving Back Mentoring represents Hawaii as one of 51 Winners to Share More than $500,000 from Tom’s of Maine
Paia, HI, December 17, 2014 – Giving Back has been selected as one of the 51 winners from each state and Washington DC in the sixth annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program. The organization will receive $10,000 to fund important community projects and services that will allow the creation of web-based training materials to be used for easy replication of Move With Balance® throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond.
The mission of Move With Balance® is to enhance the lives of all older adults by pairing active, fit elders with frail elders in loving intergenerational relationships. We meet this challenge by offering learning opportunities that include integrated movements, vision training, confidence and balance exercise skills in our goal of preventing injuries from falls and enhancing cognitive functions.
Non-profit community giving program winners from each state were selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 nominations by a passionate panel of influential judges representing a variety of unique perspectives on human, healthy and environmental goodness.
“So many important grassroots organizations bring goodness to communities every day,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine. “For the first time we’re awarding more than $500,000 in project funding for a nonprofit in every state and the District of Columbia that will go directly towards helping people nationwide and the planet.”