"Life is all about experiences"
The Experiences Foundation was started to offer amazing experiences to individuals, and/or their families, who have suffered a tough break in life. “After dealing with our own personal experiences — from losing family and friends to cancer and suicide and children’s illnesses — we decided it was our mission to help those who have dealt with similar situations,” said Experience Foundation Founder Chad Blake. Whether it is bringing someone to a ball game, sponsoring a family for a camp, bringing Christmas to senior citizens, having a field day with a group of children, or spending a day with someone who works in their dream profession, the Experiences Foundation looks forward to offering many local fundraising events and programs to help those in need. They like to think of the organization as a mini Make-A-Wish meets Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
After working with hundreds of non-profits for more than 12 years through a fundraising organization called Angel Auctions, Experience Foundation administrators had an easy way to select Experiences recipients through these charities. However, they will still utilize local schools, churches, and individuals to help bring those in need to their attention. Most of their experiences will last just a single day, but they also do multi-day camps and scholarships to help as needed.
With over 20 years of working in north metro Atlanta, Experiences Foundation has created relationships with many different businesses, non-profits, foundations, and a ton of great individuals who will help them fulfill their experiences. Although most of their events will involve children and their families, they also adopt seniors and foster residents during the holiday season and fulfill their wish lists. Ultimately, they just want to make our community a better place to live.
Part of giving back to the community is bringing exciting fundraisers that encourage networking and fellowship. Their first golf fundraiser was a major success towards their goals of helping those in the community. There were 18 golf teams, 32 sponsors, and 12 different celebrities who helped them reach their goal of $10,000.
As they continue to bring the community together, Experiences Foundation will be hosting a Charity Collaborative at the Yanmar Evo Center on January 26 from 6:00-9:00pm. This will be a great networking opportunity for local non-profits, individuals, and companies that are looking to do more for their community. Entry is $20 per person and includes two drink tickets, a raffle, and a silent auction, all while supporting the charities involved.
Experiences Foundation’s next fundraiser, TopGolf FORE a Cause, will be at TopGolf in Alpharetta on April 28 from 2:00-5:00pm. It is a family friendly event, and all skill levels are welcome. Top players will win prizes and trophies. Early bird tickets are $75 for golf, all-you-can-eat buffet, gift bag, raffles, and silent auction. Tickets are $30 for non-golfers.