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Hunter Beaton Founder of Day 1 Bags

I Am Refocused Radio - 8/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Day 1 Bags started when Texas teen, Hunter Beaton, was challenged by the Eagle Scouts to come up with a way to solve a social problem. Hunter knew immediately that he wanted to help foster kids. Both of his siblings had come into his home from foster care carrying all their items in large black trash bags. He decided to change that. In no time Hunter raised over $10,000 for his first project and was able to donate bags to the child welfare agencies in Texas. Now, with the help of One Simple Wish and Flying Circle Gear, he is taking his idea nationwide!

For every $15 donated, you will be giving a brand new, durable duffle bag or backpack to a foster child entering or transitioning through the foster care system. These are large, high-quality bags that include a lifetime guarantee and will be replaced if ever damaged - no questions asked! This is a bag you would be proud to own.

In addition, each bag includes information about how kids can use One Simple Wish's wish granting program anytime, reminding them that they are never alone and always part of our family.

The mission is to sustain the Day 1 Bags so they will not go away - no more black trash bags. I have partnered with the One Simple Wish to make that happen. The highest quality bag with a wish request to be granted! Let's improve their journey!

 

https://www.facebook.com/day1bags

https://www.onesimplewish.org/giveday1bags

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Jasmine McGill, Executive Director of King's Angels Final

I Am Refocused Radio - 8/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jasmine McGill founded King’s Angels I’m January 2019. She is a full-time nursing student and mother with a degree in Biology. She has huge compassion for children and animals and works daily to save and change the lives of those without a voice. Jasmine holds special training in working with autistic children as well as clinical experience with sick children. 

https://www.kjsangels.com/

ABOUT King's Angels

Founded in honor of King Jay; an 8 month old infant local to San Antonio, TX who was found deceased in a backpack. We challenged our community to come together and do good deeds and spread positivity while bringing awareness to child abuse. Here at King's Angels, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2019, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress. We want to bring awareness and prevention to child abuse, neglect, trauma, and even underprivileged children. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see. We are always 100% grateful for any donation made. All donations are tax-deductible as we are an operating non-profit 501(c)(3).

Mission Statement 

King's Angels is on a mission to love every child in Bexar county. We provide resources and service connections in order to eliminate stressors that could potentially lead to child abuse. Our number one goal is to be the voice of every child in need in Bexar County

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Yolanda Valenzuela CEO of Alamo City Consultants

I Am Refocused Radio - 8/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Yolanda Valenzuela has 16 years in all areas of nonprofit. Yolanda was the Vice President of Programs & Operations at CASA (Child Advocates San Antonio) where she worked for 14 years. She helped to grow this Volunteer based agency from 150 volunteers to 820 volunteers. San Antonio CASA is now number 6 out of 950 CASA’s in the United States. After she left San Antonio CASA she went on to work with the state agency CASA in Austin and works with the various of the 71 CASA’s in Texas that may be having issues or needing improvements and helps them to move to the next level to be more effective, efficient and have a strong foundation in which to serve more children in the CPS systems. Yolanda is currently the CEO of Alamo City Consultants, a business she created based upon her vast experience in the area of nonprofit. She works with Nonprofit agencies to improve systems and organizational development within all areas of the agency. In addition, she provides PR assistance, facilitates, moderates and provides training opportunities in a vast amount of areas to include child abuse, areas of mental health, disabilities, education, cultural diversity, Strategic Planning, team building, etc.

 

Yolanda is highly connected to Nonprofits, Community members, Educator’s, County Commissioner’s, Judges, Attorneys, Television stations, etc. and often does interviews on issues occurring in the community. Yolanda has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in Counseling & Guidance and is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology and is about 80% finished with the course work.

 

http://alamocityconsultants.com/

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Manny Diotte, Founder of The Ferrari Kid

I Am Refocused Radio - 7/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Story on Manny:

I was seven years old when the Doctors first cut me open; little did I know I would have surgery every year of my life, sometimes twice the same year. After 48 operations, 3 ½ years in and out of hospitals, 2 years of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, I was blessed to beat some of the toughest odds. However it left many scars inside and out, and unfortunately like so many other kids much pain.

In 1987, I went to Beverly Hills, California to see Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Miller, which was paid for by the Air Force, thankfully, due to my father’s 23 years of service. When I arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport, I saw a Ferrari 328, I asked the owner if I could take a picture next to the car and that picture forever changed me. I felt like a rock-star…a real celebrity! He let me sit in it and over 20 years later, I still have never forgotten that experience.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Now, Manny is a cancer survivor, highly respected speaker, and coach. He is a contributing author to #1 New York Best Seller “Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul“, “Success is a Journey”, and “Happiness Is A Pair of Shorts”.

If you are interested in booking Manny for your next event, please contact us today.

``You were born for GREATNESS!!!``

 

https://www.theferrarikid.org/

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Michele Thomas CEO of B Michele Professional Services

I Am Refocused Radio - 7/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Michele Thomas is an Event planner and Business Brand Coach who helps small business owner to grow their personal and professional brands, through Events, Print and Coaching. After spending a decade and half as an Elementary Teacher and Education Coordinator for Public school in The United states and United Arab Emirates, Michele knows what truly drives conversions, business growth, and branding —and it’s not mastering the marketing $avor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate After 15 years as an educator, Michele decided to follow her dreams and start her own event planning company B Michele Events. She launched the company while still teaching in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2013 with the help of a few friends. She has gained valuable expertise working with agencies, corporate and entrepreneurs in the UAE planning and hosting signature events as the co-founder of MBT Promotions.

After launching B Michele Events, Michele moved to San Antonio, Texas where she boldly made her presence known and began branding her company with the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show. Since then she has planned, marketed and produced over 20 shows in San Antonio and around the country in the past 4 years.


Michele now uses her knowledge of creative marketing, promotions, fundraising strategies, and building professional relationships with the media, sponsors and key partners to help entrepreneurs grow and brand their businesses as the CEO of B Michele Professional Services.

Michele has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets in San Antonio including Black Focus Magazine, Tha1 Radio, KROVFM.com and Engaged. In addition to her extensive event planning and marketing experience, Michele also serves as a mentor to new entrepreneurs.

Michele holds a BSW and MSW in Social Work from Tarleton State University and the University of Houston.

http://www.facebook.com/CoachBMichele

https://bmichele.com/

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