Health—General & Rehabilitative

PRESTONS MARCH FOR ENERGY INC

Wilmington, DE

Mission

Our Mission is to provide children with special needs access to freedom, fun, and physical exercise that an adaptive bike will provide, to promote inclusion, and to educate those we serve and the community regarding the importance of physical fitness in the special needs population. Our Vision is to be recognized as a caring, trusted advocate and champion of inclusion, providing access to adaptive bicycles for children with special needs, while communicating the importance of physical fitness in the special needs population.

Ruling Year

2013

Executive Director

Mrs Deb Buenaga

Main Address

3510 SIlverside Road Unit 2

Wilmington, DE 19810 USA

Keywords

adaptive equipment, inclusion, youth

EIN

45-3613509

 Number

1060633082

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We transform the lives of children with special needs who are deprived of the many health, emotional and social benefits of physical fitness by raising both awareness and the funds to purchase and deliver special adaptive bikes directly to the children in need.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Adaptive Bicycles for Children with Special Needs

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We have found that the transformative impact to these children is both immediate and long lasting because the children are able to get outdoors, engage with others, and get much needed exercise all at the same time

Riding a bike is something that so many of us take for granted; we can pretty much just hop on any bike and go for a spin. However, this is not always possible for a child with special needs, a child who is not always able to be included in this simple activity. Our ability to overcome this obstacle and enable the child to be included is what sets apart.

Our Mission is communicated throughout the community by word of mouth, social media, and the preponderance of smiles. When people see the smiles that we are able to make, simply by providing a special needs child with a bike to ride, they are drawn to us and instantly want to help; they want to be a part of those smiles. We have never had to look for recipients of bikes, they come to us. A mother and father, of a child who rode a bike for the first time, something they dreamed of for years, typically shares their story with friends and family and they may even post on social media. Soon more people are wondering where they can get a bike for their child! The Core Competency of Preston’s March is making smiles, we make people feel good. People are drawn to us for the smiles. Preston’s March is an "instant gratification" nonproft. Donors see where their money is going, a bike is a physical representation of a donation! Preston’s March posts on social media are about inclusion, smiles and fun. We are proud to say that we are the “feel good” posts that people look for. Our day to day activities are about using those smiles we have already made to make more! In 2018 we presented 85 children with their very own bikes. We were able to repurpose 13 bikes. These are bikes that we presented that either children have outgrown, are medically not able to ride a bike anymore or simply lost interest. We are able to take those bikes back. If the child simply outgrew the bike and still wants to ride we take their bike back, clean it up, do a complete tune-up and present to another child. We will then purchase a bigger bike to give to the child who outgrew their bike. Not only do we help children, who could not ride a typical bike, but we also educate the public. Most people will look at a child in a wheelchair and think they cannot ride a bike. We have been able to get every child on a bike, no matter what their abilities are! And we are continuing to do this every day!

Through the continuous smiles!

We have donated bikes to over 400 children nationwide and we are rewarded with endless smiles every single time.

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Financials

PRESTONS MARCH FOR ENERGY INC

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No