GivingTuesdayNow 5/5

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members,

Tuesday, May 5th, GivingTuesdayNow, is a day of global giving to help organizations like CBC take extra good care of themselves, each other, and the world we share during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t change the wind – but we can adjust our sails…

Rhode Island and its boating activity, like most of the rest of our country, are shut down during this turbulent time. COVID-19 and our spring opening – the beginning of a limited, seasonal revenue window – arrived simultaneously. Our highly valued, school sailing partners (customers) have necessarily put life on hold, working to remain healthy and vital for the future. We have transitioned from a fully-booked after-school schedule to a period of uncertainty in our spring and summer plans.

We need your help! Although we have adjusted timing, plans, and finances and will be prepared to offer summer services, should that prove possible, we anticipate delaying our targeted start of revenue generating programs until summer. While we have undertaken budget adjustments with measured savings in expenses to offset losses in revenue, the continued support of our highly valued funding partners for grants, donations, and member fees is vital to our success.

While we all juggle the many things necessary to our own health and disrupted circumstances, the sense of support, volunteerism and community strength that Community Boating Center’s founding brought to Providence, the capital of the Ocean State, has reemerged. Together, we will weather the storm.

Please share our many healthy, summer outdoor youth sailing and paddling camps and lesson opportunities with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues with kids (and adults) looking to get outside, have fun, and enjoy an Ocean State adventure right in your own backyard.

We will continue to “adjust our sails” and update you as this current public health crisis evolves. Thank you for your understanding and of course, for your continued support.

Community Boating Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Thank You!

$25 Friend- DONATE NOW!
Supply materials for our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) youth programs for our eager learners.

$50 Guardian- DONATE NOW!
Ensure the continued safety of our programs with a purchase of life jackets for youth sailors and kayakers.

$100 Supporter- DONATE NOW!
Help support our vision of utilizing sailing as a medium to positively engage at-risk youth with an Ocean State adventure.

$250 Sponsor- DONATE NOW!
Help put a youth sailor on the water and a smile on his/her face with a summer Sailorship scholarship.

$500 Patron- DONATE NOW!
Enable a group of deserving inner-city youth to discover sailing or kayaking with a single-day outreach experience.

We appreciate your tax-deductible donation. – THANK YOU!

Please help us weather the COVID-19 storm with the resources we need to ensure our continued success!

John O’Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center