Our partnership with the Best Day Foundation began four years ago – we had been working with Feeding America, and the level of support that was shown there was surreal! It convinced us that we could continue to use the passion and energy that we shared with our customers to continue to make a larger impact. In our independent research, we found that initiatives and support for autism often struggled to find funding, and it rapidly became clear to us that it was an area where we could make a difference. We found the Best Day Foundation, and started a correspondence to help establish our program with them.
It was simple – we wanted to create custom shades to support their cause. We saw a little bit of our own Shady Rays principles in what they did – they help folks to live their Best Day and be adventurous!
In their own words, “The Best Day Foundation enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, and connect them with diverse populations in their community.”