ON THURSDAY MAY 17,2018 OUTDOORS AGAIN WAS PRESENTED WITH A $1,000 CHECK FROM THE JMG CLASS AT BONNY EAGLE HIGH SCHOOL! THE STUDENTS WERE ASKED TO RESEARCH NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, AND REACHED OUT TO US ASKING IF WE WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP. WE DID AND WERE 1 OF 3 FINALISTS CHOSEN TO PRESENT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION TO THE STUDENTS....AND WE WON! A HUGE THANK YOU TO CHRIS STROUT, THE DIRECTOR OF JMG AND TO HIS CLASS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF OUTDOORS AGAIN!!
2018 OPEN HOUSE DATE ANNOUNCED!!
OUTDOORS AGAIN AND HOWE AND HOWE TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE HAVING OUR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH FROM 10:30-12:30. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT HOLLY AT email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATES!
SUNDAY JULY 15TH: BASS FISHING/COOK OUT AT ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
IT'S A GO!!!! St. Joseph's College has opened their campus and extended us an invitation for a day of bass fishing topped off with a cook out and live music! St. Joseph's College is in Standish and has beach area access to Sebago Lake. The Windham Rotary is partnering with us to round up volunteers with pontoon boats! We have a men's group from Portland that will provide and man the grills for our cookout! Event time and more details will follow...but save the date! This may be our biggest event in the history of OA!!! If you would like to attend or volunteer, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE WILL BE PARTNERING WITH BOY SCOUT TROOP 358 FOR A DAY OF FUN! WE ARE STILL IN THE PLANNING STAGES...SO STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!
**as always...any event we create and plan is NO COST to our clients and their families**
MAY 5 TRIP TO CARLISLE HORSE ACADEMY IN LYMAN, MAINE!!
What is Outdoors Again?
Outdoors Again is a non-profit organization (501c3) created by Geoff and Mike Howe, owners of Howe & Howe Technologies. OA takes paralyzed/handicapped individuals camping, hunting, fishing, music concerts, sporting events and many other adventures with the help of volunteers and donations. We pride ourselves in alleviating some of the stresses of wheelchair users with planning, organizing and transporting as well as including other youth, veterans, ALS persons, paraplegics, quadriplegics within the wheelchair community to make connections with. Planning and organizing is a huge part of what we do, but there are no words to describe the experience and bonds we create with each new event/adventure. To have the ability to be a part of and witness individuals regain a sense of hope, excitement and desire to get outdoors again and participate in activities they may never have imagined possible is an incredible experience within itself.
Outdoors Again provides wheelchair users opportunities they may have once enjoyed doing but haven't for years because of their disability/limitations. We create and organize events throughout the year that assist with re-integration into social settings and connections to those that may have some common areas with one another. For some, this may even be their first experience or first time leaving their home/program since their diagnosis, accident or injury. We have many individuals that find hope in our excursions as well as their means for social inclusion and look forward to each new adventure! Providing a second chance at enjoying the outdoors once again is our mission and we can and will continue to do so with the help of our volunteers, community donations and business/corporate sponsors. If you are a wheelchair user, please contact us to be included in our next adventure! If you wish to help us provide hope and the ability to continue offering events, please donate or sponsor our organization!