Support Genevieve's Dream Today!
Support Genevieve's Dream Today!
Support Genevieve's Dream of having a Carousel along with a future place to prosper back in her hometown of Santa Barbara
Our mission is to bring back the ride that was removed from this beautiful city in 2017 - and add to it a Developmental Center that is based around the fun Carousel Ride. The plan includes: an educational center, a vocational center, the actual Carousel, Miniature Golf Course, a General Store and Snack Bar. We want to create a place where people like Genevieve learn basic skills, create products that are sold in the General Store, and are employees of the entire operation.
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.
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. Ultimately this is a fundraiser but our big concentration is on awareness - as people are unaware how much people with Autism and other disabilities like Genevieve love the ride. If you'd like to financially sponsor us please donate here or contact us as we need your help. We're thankful for your support in any way.
Kids with Autism and other disabilities are often the last in the pack when it comes to public fun - but we can change that and at the same time let the world enjoy photos all over social media of the #CarouselChallenge as we create a future for many that need much more than just a carousel ride. 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 will raise the funds to place another one here in Santa Barbara and couple it with a learning center for people with disabilities - one that allows them to work at the very place they enjoy the most. Click here to contribute now. - if you've got the ability to help in other ways please make contact with Genevieve's Daddy Mike Robinson - 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 - her blood runs deep with 'Santa Barbara'. Kids like Genevieve deserve every opportunity as they become adults to prosper. The Carousel Challenge will allow that to happen.
A view into the magical smiling world of our beautiful daughter Genevieve - but keep in mind not all of it is happy faces and good times in the world of Severe Autism and Epilepsy! Our kids face struggles daily that most adults could never handle. Genevieve does so with a big grin and a laugh - if only we all could do that!
Simply click here to contribute to Genevieve's Carousel Challenge
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.