The SCOTTY Foundation
SCOTTY - Sponsoring Children Of Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday. Our core belief is that everyone, regardless of age, can positively impact the life of a child. Each year we focus on the following two great causes:
In the Fall/Winter of each year, our foundation aims towards the foster care system. Each year thousands of children are placed in foster care. Foster parents do receive financial assistance to cover a foster child's basic living necessities, but there are no extra funds given to these families during the holiday season. Not only can this result in a financial hardship for the foster family, it can also deny a child who has known only pain and neglect, the childhood magic of the holidays. The children placed in foster homes may have never opened a gift waiting for them under a tree on Christmas morning. It is through the generosity of others that we are able to support these foster homes/children during the holiday season.
Our focus is to ease the financial hardship that some foster parents may feel during the holidays, allowing the children placed in their care a momentary reprieve from life's adversities. Our commitment is to participate year after year and honor the memory of Scotty by never giving up on a child's need to feel special.
In the Spring/Summer of each year (and throughout the year when needed), our foundation switches gears as we continue with our helmet awareness campaign. Although helmet laws are in place in our area - these laws are simply not enforced, leaving the use of helmets as a "choice" (especially to those 16 and over). Our mission is to reach out to the youth/young adults to raise awareness of the impact helmet safety plays. The namesake of our organization passed away as a result of this "choice" and it is our hope to spread the awareness and helmets to as many as possible that are willing to make the "choice" for their safety.