Clive Community Foundation: Invested in Community Safety
As a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with brain injuries to live their best life, On With Life also focuses on awareness and education on preventing brain injury. Because Iowa is one of only three states in the nation without helmet regulation in place, On With Life applied for a 2019 Clive Community Foundation grant to help the nonprofit promote its Helmet Awareness Month.
During the month of July 2020, On With Life worked in partnership with the Clive Police Department and other community partners statewide to hand out 250 free bicycle helmets to Clive residents and more than 600 helmets total to Iowans of all ages across the state.
“With COVID-19, we were seeing reports that bikes and helmets had become hard to find since people are spending more time outdoors while social distancing,” said Sara Wilson, On With Life development director. The nonprofit and the Clive Police Department arranged for a day at Greenbelt park to hand out helmets to anyone who showed up and was interested. On With Life raised all the funds to purchase helmets for distribution. “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the interest in the event. The [Clive Community Foundation] grant helped us to purchase some of the helmets that were needed.”
With the three primary focus areas for Clive Community Foundation grants including Quality of Life, Health and Wellness and Collaboration, supporting On With Life as they share the importance of brain injury prevention and education was a perfect fit. Thank you to Foundation donors for funding the opportunity to help keep our community safe!
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