Together we can build a future for Genevieve and people like her with the Carousel Challenge:
Originally Carousel Challenge was created to fund the building of a 'Carousel Village' Developmental Center to replace the Santa Barbara carousel and a whole lot more. Due to hard economic times the non profit mission statement is being updated.
Our plan is to combine the Challenge with the "Genevieve's Dream" Business Plan that's currently in development. This will put a ride and a non profit educational center on a Hemp Farm which will give people with disabilities various opportunities while educating the world about their plant medicine. (updated Jan 2021)
How can you help? Follow Social Media Pages for the Challenge:
Facebook Page and Instagram @carouselchallenge If you have carousel photos share them with us and we'll feature you on our pages. Post on your own using the #CarouselChallenge hashtag. The real fun is when you go take a carousel ride, grab your family and friends to join you, take photo's, and let people know what you're doing and why - for right now it's to bring Awareness to people like Genevieve and their needs. We realize that most carousels are closed currently.
So, why are we doing this?
The love of Genevieve - this girl love's carousel's so much that her whole life is surrounded by her intense love for the horses, dragons and other animals on the rides. This was a fundraiser that's being changed into an educational non profit as we maneuver though the various ride closures and more in our current era. Look for more updates soon! (Updated January 2021)
Kids with Autism and other disabilities are often the last in the pack when it comes to public fun - but one place they always thrive is on the Carousel and Genevieve is a perfect example.
Since she was a little kid she rode the same beautiful carousel horses - and over a decade later it's now gone. But, we can change that and at the same time let the world enjoy Genevieve's Dream at the same time.
We've got some interesting plans for the future - but for now we still need carousel photos so if you have them from memories please share and remember to use the #CarouselChallenge hashtag when you post on social media!
Compassion and love created our family and will also be the fuel that runs this challenge.
Thank you for being part of it.
Disabled kids like Genevieve ask for so little, her own local carousel was put into a museum and this challenge was created as a non profit to bring that ride back but due to circumstances beyond the world's control in 2020/2021 - so unfortunately the original mission simply will no longer work. But the Challenge still will!
So we're keeping it positive and changing the mission - please make contact with Genevieve's Daddy Mike Robinson with questions on how you can support Genevieve's Dream.
If you're an impact investor or in the cannabis/hemp industry please make contact if you have interest in 'Dream' Email today - firstname.lastname@example.org
Genevieve in her her favorite moments of bliss. She lives for 'her ride'' as she calls it. It's amazing to watch as she overcomes all of the hurdles. The loud sounds and the crowds don't phase her as she will do anything to get to that ride. This Carousel closed in late 2017 leaving her with nothing but videos on her iPad and dreams she wakes up in the middle of the night from - she thinks she's on this ride every single night and will tell us in her own way how upset she is that it's not there.
People want to give to kids like Genevieve but just don't know how or where it will help them. Having a life that is continually a challenge is what Genevieve lives with - including trying to understand why the "Chase Palm Park" Carousel left town. Her family has been in this county for nearly 8 generations.
Go for a ride and tag our social media pages. Contact Mike Robinson by calling us or emailing email@example.com if you'd like to make a financial donation.
You can also give by sharing the website and participating in the challenge - we want to include everyone that wants to be part of this in any way! Thank you so much from Genevieve & Family.