“We have worked with some of our speakers since we first went into business and because of their loyalty and dedication, we would like to show our appreciation and support by giving back to some of their charities as well as others we feel have made an impact over the last 50 years.” – Robert Walker
American Program Bureau (APB) is celebrating 50 years in the speaking industry and has decided to commemorate the milestone by giving back! #APBgivesback
Here are April’s charities to vote on!
The Affinity Foundation is a nonprofit entity started by Ron and Cornelia Suskind to fund and direct research about the deep, enveloping interests that are common among the ASD population. The foundation will support scientific studies like this that can be shaped into improved therapies, educational models, augmentative devices and outcomes for those with ASD.
The Herren Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. The programs developed by The Herren Project are a direct response to the increasing number of young people across the United States that are experimenting, using and suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol; or are at risk for such abuse and include prevention, education and mentoring initiatives.
A Chance in the World was founded on the proof that small chances make a big difference. By donating, you give young adults aging out of foster care a chance by providing something they need to move toward success.
It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
APB will be giving back to different charities over the course of the year via social media. The company will be posting a list of charities on their social media accounts each month asking people to vote on which charity they would like APB to donate to for that month. Voting is tallied by leaving a comment about your charity of choice on this blog post, the APB social media post, or favoriting/retweeting the message regarding #APBgivesback from the speaker. +Read full press release