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, Country in the Park concerts.
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 was at Country in the Park II on August 17, 2019.. Our clients sold 200 shirts. We are now gearing up for CIP2 - a two day concert event in May 2020.
2020 Fundraising Goal
Fly Brave aims to put on its first run this year!
A 5k, 10k, and half marathon event.
We are working out the logistics and looking for sponsors.
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 submitted our program design on October 27, 2019. We met with Alta on November 5, 2019 to review 1st draft edits. We are working on those draft edits for submission on January 15, 2020. If those edits are approved, we are officially vendored!
Program Funding Needs
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.
Volunteering with 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.
2019 Fundraising Events
Pro-Wrestling for Autism
September 28, 2019
We held a pro-wrestling show with special guests, WWE Hall of Famer, Rikishi and WWE legend, the Tonga Kid. A grant was secured from the City of Elk Grove to host the event. We sold 240 tickets and families had an amazing time watching a 7 bout show.
This fundraiser raised funds for our 2020 Fly Fit Autism-Police Fitness Program with the Elk Grove Police Department. This free 6-week, 2-day a week program, buddies up officers with individuals on the Autism Spectrum to learn about one another and strengthen community bonds. Our goal was to profit $3k after costs and it was a close margin, raising $2800.
Fashion Show/Silent Auction
November 23, 2019
This fundraiser was to raise the funds needed to secure a commercial site to meet our Alta Regional vendor status. We currently operate out of the community center and need our own home to meet the Regional Center's guidelines.
We needed $10k and raised half of that.
We look at this as the glass half full.