What's happening in the Nest?

Fly Brave receives their 1st Commercial Customer!

Thanks to the kindness of Bonneville Media, Fly Brave is now the official shirt shop for KNCI 105.1 Country Radio.

 Our clients design, create and sell their shirts through our employment training pop-up shop at concert events.

We receive a portion of each shirt sold which affords us to continue offering free social, fitness and employment training programs to our community.

​Our first pop-up shop as KNCI's official shirt shop will be at Country in the Park II on August 17th at Fair Oaks Park in Sacramento.

Alta California Regional Center Vendorization Progress
We began the process of becoming a vendor through the Regional Center in November 2018. This is lengthy process which entails several steps. 

We submitted a letter of intent in November 2018; we were invited to an orientation in April 2019; we submitted our proposal in May 2019; our proposal was accepted and we were scheduled for an interview on June 13, 2019; we passed the interview and were invited to the Vendor Orientation on July 11, 2019. Using the program guide from July's orientation, we are working to finalize our program design for submission in September 2019. Program designs are due to the Regional Center by October 31, 2019. We should hear from the Regional Center by the end of the year if we have been accepted as a vendor.

Becoming a vendor through Alta means funding for a center-based employment training program that designs programs around our clients career aspirations.

Fundraising Efforts

Fashion Show/Silent Auction

We are fundraising to secure a commercial location.

Currently, we operate all of our programs in rooms rented at the Coloma Community Center on T Street and have outgrown the location. We are seeking a 1500 sq ft space to operate our social programs and workshops in the greater Sacramento Area. 

On November 23, 2019, we are hosting our 2nd Annual Fashion Show/Silent Auction at the CA Auto Museum to raise the funds needed to cover a 12-month lease. 

We are looking for show sponsors to help offset the costs of renting the venue and purchasing props for the show. We are also seeking Silent Auction donations of ANY KIND.

If your company would like to share their kindness with us, please email us at flybravefoundation@gmail.com.

Pro-Wrestling For Autism

featuring WWE legends, Rikishi and The Tonga Kid

We were granted a $3k sponsorship through the City of Elk Grove to host our first Wrestling Fundraiser.

We are working with former WWE Wrestlers, The Tonga Kid and Rikishi. 

The event will be held at Strikes in Elk Grove on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

This fundraiser will raise funds for 2020 fitness programs in Elk Grove, including our collaboration with Elk Grove Police, Fly Fit.

We aim to provide year round fitness opportunities to Elk Grove residents through a running club, basketball clinic, soccer clinic, physical fitness sessions and summer swimming lessons. 

Program Funding Needs

ASL Workshop

We are seeking funding to roll out a FREE Sign Language Workshop. As many clients have non-verbal autism, we are looking to host a weekly workshop to individuals and families for 12-weeks led by ASL certified instructors.

The workshops will be held at the Coloma Community Center.

We are seeking $1,000 in funding to cover the cost of the room rental and materials for weekly study guides.

Men on the Spectrum Social Group (ages 18+)

We currently have a Women on the Spectrum therapy social group led by Dr. Lauren Libero.

The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings at the Coloma Community Center and designates one day a month for a social outing. 

This program has been so successful, we've been asked by several families to implement one for our male adult clients. Board member Al Franco, Special Agent with CDCR, has volunteered to lead this workshop with a few of his colleagues as a pilot program for 12-weeks.

We are seeking $1,000 in funding to cover the cost of the room and materials needed.

Technology Workshop

We are seeking $2k in funding to implement an animation technology workshop. 

The mission of this program is to teach students interested in animation and design the skills needed to collaboratively create a film that is one hour in length. 

Fly Brave will host a movie night at the Community Center following the 8-week workshop to showcase the student's work.

This event will be free to the community with popcorn and beverages.

Funding is needed for an 8-week classroom rental, rental of the Community Center Auditorium and equipment and refreshments for opening night.

Habitat for Humanity

We met with Habitat for Humanity to discuss the potential for a collaboration. Our clients would work with volunteer job coaches through the Optimist Club of Sacramento to help on build sites learning the skills needed in the construction field, socializing in a group setting and feeling pride in giving back to our community.

Camp Fire Fundraiser for the Far North Regional Center

Fly Brave, in collaboration with, Sacramento artist Elysha Lopez, Full Circle Ink Print Shop and City Printz Screen Printing, created a specialty t-shirt to raise funds for the FNRC, as so many special needs families lost their homes in the Camp Fire. We were able to raise $2k for Far North and delivered a check to Director, Laura Larson. The funds were used to purchase on-demand propane for a year for a single mother with a child on the Autism Spectrum.

We are ALWAYS seeking volunteers to help with our programs, events and workshops.

As a 100% volunteer organization, we are able to continue moving our mission forward due to the kindness of others.

To volunteer, please email flybravefoundation@gmail.com.