WallBusters Advocate for Systems Change to remove barriers to Independence for People with Disabilities.
Our mission is to educate and advocate for the removal of barriers to independence for people with disabilities Education is important because a person without a disability may not understand what barriers exist and how those barriers may prevent some people from living independent and successful lives. We also advocate for the rights of people with a disability because it is our social responsibility to ensure that a person with a disability is able to access the same social benefits as any other member of our community.
Stars Of Gold Readers (SOGR) works to remove barriers, expand opportunities, and assist families and school staff members in supporting strong literacy success. Providing books and activities which affirm all identities and reflect the diversity of our global society increases the likelihood of life-long readers. Children are more likely to engage with books when they see themselves reflected on the page. Stars of Gold Readers is reviewing and purchasing books that will help children see themselves and others in a positive way.
Our goal is to develop an anti-bias toolkit for family workshops and classes for educators to use with children. Titles will include the themes of Alaska Native/American Indian, African American, LGBTQ+, Disabilities, and Under-Represented People and Families.
Friends of SS Nenana is a state non-profit dedicated to the renovation and preservation of the sternwheeler SS Nenana located in Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. The wooden-hulled, western Rivers-style steam sternwheel passenger riverboat Nenana is one of only three steam-powered passenger sternwheelers of any kind left in the U.S., and the only large wooden sternwheeler.
Fairbanks Skate Park Coalition was formed in April 2016 by a group of action sport riders who want to create safe, fun skate parks in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Since that time, they have gained non-profit status, assisted in designing and refurbishing the North Pole Skate Park and then hosted a grand opening and competition.
The Chena Tool Library enhances self sufficiency, community resiliency and neighborly relations by supporting DIY endeavors through sharing tools, knowledge and skills.
Fairbanks is a community of do-it-yourselfers, from homebuilding to car repair to chicken raising. However, not everyone can afford all the tools needed for these endeavors, nor does everyone have the space to store them or even the desire to own them for infrequent or one-time use.
We are the water keepers — the Friends of Fox Spring. We are actively working together to protect a precious community water resource: our Fox Spring.
The state has operated Fox Spring for more than 50 years and thousands of local citizens depend on this supply of good water. Interior Alaskans understand the state budget constraints and the need for financial contributions, and Friends of Fox Spring gladly accept that responsibility.
The Fairbanks Housing and Homeless Coalition (FHHC) is an association of community members and organizations joining forces to eliminate homelessness in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The 1994 Task Force on Homelessness has grown into a coalition of over 30 agencies providing lifesaving services to Fairbanks’ homeless and at-risk populations that endure the harshest of conditions and a struggling economy. The coalition’s January 2017 Point In Time (PIT) count assessed well over 200 currently homeless individuals in Fairbanks.
Toys donated by our community helps provide Christmas gifts to families with children 17 and under. In preparation for this year, drop boxes have been placed around Fairbanks and community members are encouraged to donate and drop off new toys for children of all ages.
If you are interested in helping us this year, please reach out to us over FB and email. Groups interested in volunteering this year please email email@example.com or phone 907-750-0608.
Donation boxes can be found at Fairbanks Nissan, Pearson Automotive Repair in Fairbanks and North Pole, Forbes Storage, Comic Shop, Enchanted Forest Toys, both Safeway locations in Fairbanks, Santa Claus House, Open Arms Day Care, and Fred Meyer West.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary, the Lt. Governor of Kiwanis has asked local Kiwanis Clubs to join together in an effort to build a playground for the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area called the Kiwanis Clubs of Fairbanks Centennial Playground. Tanana Lakes Recreation area is a great place to play outside in the midnight sun, however the lake is missing a safe place for kids to play.