The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard, especially nonprofits. With the majority of funding being shifted to much-needed immediate relief efforts, organizations focused in other vital areas have had to take a back seat.
New Milford based Brave Enough To Fail is no exception. BETF is a student focused nonprofit that provides free motivational programming and scholarships to high schools
But because of COVID-19 they lost their major grant funding that was earmarked to fund scholarships for this year.
So Brave Enough To Fail is asking local companies to please help by sponsoring a scholarship or donating anything they can toward the effort.
The Adolf Krueger Plumbing and Heating Company in Bethel was the first to step up and answer the call with a very generous donation of $1,000 to cover one scholarship.
Jillian Krueger talked about why they support Brave enough To Fail.
We support Brave Enough To Fail because reaching children in their formative years is vital but often overlooked. This is when their sense of self worth has the most impact on their decision making and their lives. If people have the confidence and courage to believe they can accomplish their dreams that makes all the difference and that is part of what BETF gives them. I wish I had been exposed to this program when I was growing up because all who are, are blessed.
Wayne Winsley, BETF founder and CEO said, “When things get tough you have to get creative. Most of our Brave Enough To Fail scholarship winners are first-generation college students from Greater Danbury who would be the first in their families to earn a degree.
They are depending on these vital scholarships to help them pursue their dreams and higher education.
So we reached out to the local business community for help. Adolph Krueger Company immediately stepped up and said yes. I can’t thank them enough for that!”
Brave Enough To Fail is seeking to raise $10,000 to cover scholarships for students this year.
If you or your company would like to help, contact Wayne Winsley firstname.lastname@example.org or donate directly here