Carrington Charitable Foundation Gift Helps Transitioning Veterans
GallantFew is a small charitable grassroots organization. When we receive a major gift from the Carrington Charitable Foundation to help transitioning Veterans, it rocks our world.
Over the past five years Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF), the nonprofit organization of the Carrington Companies, has generously given GallantFew $42,500 in donations. This past February, in support of advisory board member Mike Schlitz’s Run Ranger Run campaign, CCF pledged and gave $24,500!
We think a perfect testament to the work of Carrington Charitable Foundation is best expressed by their board chairman, Rosemary Rose, “We are proud to work together to make a difference by doing the right thing, even when no one else is looking.”
Carrington Charitable Foundation has gifted more than 100 charities across the United States for a total of more than 6.2 million dollars. They also have their own CCF signature programs, Carrington House (representing stability) and Veterans Airlift Command (representing mobility). In order to help garner funds, to share in support of Veterans, Carrington Charitable Foundation hosted its inaugural Gala this past June and raised more than $500,000. They also host a west coast annual golf classic. On October 9th they anticipate hosting 400 – 500 people at their 7th annual golf classic event in Newport Beach, California.
GallantFew executive director says, “The Carrington Charitable Foundation has helped GallantFew establish a strong foundation to provide critical support for veterans unmatched by other organizations or the federal government. We are honored and humbled by their trust and support.”
How does GallantFew use $20,000?
GallantFew continues our focus of prevention being the best form of care for veterans. Connecting each one transitioning with a hometown veteran mentor just like the transitioning veteran is crucial for successful transition – and the more of this we do, the less first aid we’ll have to do down the road. Just this past week we’ve triaged three veteran issues, one is financial, one is emotional/employment and one is emotional/depression. The first we’re helping pay a bill, the second reports for a potential job in the near future, the third just connected with a local veteran mentor. While this remains the strategic focus of GallantFew we still often have to answer the call for immediate care. A $20,000 gift comfortably affords GallantFew the opportunity to sponsor a Veteran through intensive in patient drug and alcohol rehabilitation which typically costs in the range of $15,000 – $20,000. We always try to work with partner organizations to share the cost and responsibility of care, but major gifts like those from the Carrington Charitable Foundation provide GallantFew the flexibility needed to rapidly and independently respond when a need rises.
Another example of how a $20,000 gift works for GallantFew is through the provision of GallantFew Functional Emotional Fitness (GFIT) coaching for 100 veterans. Regardless of whether a veteran suffers from depression, anxiety (PTSD), addiction, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD an eating disorder or simply wants to be successful with a fitness and weight loss program, a veteran must have tools that will enable him/her to take control of how they feel every day.
GallantFew Functional Emotional Fitness™
In the future, mental health will address the root of each problem and measure outcomes at every session, which will eliminate the need for meds, labels or personal history. GallantFew Functional Emotional Fitness™ (GFIT) is based on the mechanism of emotion and represents this future now. GFIT incorporates tools that break down the process of thought which enables a veteran to interrupt, restructure and reprogram any emotion, and behavior which simply does not work. The result is ultimate control of mind, body, and spirit.
Currently GallantFew has five trained GFIT coaches and believes this is a practical way to provide vital services in any community a veteran may transition to after his/her time in service. We seek to add more coaches (certification runs $1999) so we can offer this life-changing tool to ever more veterans.