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The Caleb and Calder Sloan Awesome Foundation’s mission is to help disadvantaged children as well as children who are dealing with grief and loss. We are equally as devoted to benefitting those kids in need as we are in inspiring people, especially children, with the joys of service before self. ADVENTURE LAUGHTER, and KINDNESS are our mantra.

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Mini Sessions with Courtney Studios benefitting Caleb and Calder Sloan’s Awesome Foundation

Temple Beth Sholom Virtual High Holy Days and Project Isaiah!

Shana Tova! 2020 is a year like none other and these High Holidays 5781 are no exception! We’re honored to have been asked by our Temple Beth Shalom Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz to produce all the services this year which will be virtually entirely virtual. The Clergy and Cantors have done a masterful job reimagining RH, YK, and Yizkor for engaging worshipping in place, with many virtual appearances by our congregation. Mark S. Clark and Igal Mizrah made it happen. Whether you’re a member of TBS or not, the live stream and on demand services are open to all beginning this Friday.  Watch on FB Live or visit https://www.tbsmb.org/hhdtbs for scheduled and a live stream feed.

Checkout the trailer and get the feels for this sacred time of year.

And please drop off non perishable food at TBS for Project Isaiah. We’ll match dollar for dollar and dollar for pound for food collected. It’s Mitzvah Time!

#HighHolyDays5781 #JewishLife

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Thank You to our over 250 Amazing Donors!

Covid-19 Has Met Its Match!

Dear Treasured Supporters, Friends and Family,

Personally, we were never fans of Corona the Beer, but Corona the virus…well that Corona is no buena.
We know a few people who were infected but thankfully recovered.
Hearing of their harrowing experiences, There’s no exaggeration when it’s called “The Beast”.
But these catastrophic Covid-19 times bought out the best in people, bringing us together even while we’re separated.

The last 2 weeks have been surreal for all of us.
Personally, we celebrated what would have been Calder “Mr. Awesome” Sloan’s 13th Birthday
and a week later the 6th anniversary of his passing.
His spirit and your support accomplished amazing things over the last 2 weeks
of Caleb and Calder Sloan’s Awesome Foundation’s “Covid-19 Has Met Its Match” Campaign:

Over $120,000 in donations and matches to over 100 different charities including food banks, first responders, hospitals, and relief organizations.
Over 250 donors from all across America

Thank you for your continuous support time and time again,
especially now when times are so difficult and uncertain for everyone.
Please stay safe, healthy, and sheltered in place.
Like a very painful kidney stone, this too will pass.

#StayAwesomeAloneTogether,
Chris, Carla, Calder, and Caleb

Happy Birthday Calder!

Today our son, Calder “Mr Awesome” Sloan would have turned 13 years old and been Barmitzvahed! With a great track from Stevie Wonder, we have edited together a slide show of all of his birthday parties from the day he was born until his 7th and last one. As you can see, the kid packed a lot of partying into his short years and never met a cake he didn’t like or want to wear! To all who knew him, who have supported us, and Calder and Caleb’s Foundation’s charitable endeavors, and kept his name alive, we are always grateful. We love you Calder to the ends of the universe and back! #AwesomeForever #MrAwesome #LoveNeverDies

5th Annual Toy Drive

Please join Dana Zuckerman and her #Awesome,

Beautiful Daughter Chloe in their Annual Calder “Mr Awesome” Sloan Toy Drive

benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

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The real faces of food insecurity.
via @NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/20/nyregion/nyc-food-banks.html?referringSource=articleShare

tropical downpour didn’t stop this team from #UnleashingTheirAwesome and feeding 100s of families in Little Haiti Powered by 40 plus volunteers from Temple Beth Sholom, TBS’ Justice League, & @FarmShareFL the 9th @CCawesomefound Awesome Grocery Giveaway is in the books!

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Wednesday, the #AwesomeGroceryGiveaway in Norwalk, CT fed 1,500+ households with 72,500 lbs of both fresh and non-perishable food equivalent to 65,000 meals. Thank you to #TeamBucci, @CTFoodBank, and over a 100 volunteers who partnered with @CCawesomefound to #unleashyourawesome

Wednesday, the #AwesomeGroceryGiveaway in Norwalk, CT fed 1,500+ households with 72,500 lbs of both fresh and non-perishable food equivalent to 65,000 meals. Thank you to #TeamBucci, @CTFoodBank, and over a 100 volunteers who partnered with @CCawesomefound to #unleashyourawesome

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What Our Partners Say About Us

Nickelodeon and Viacom have been honored to partner with The Caleb and Calder Sloan Awesome Foundation on multiple occasions. Through this incredible organization we have had the opportunity to provide children with much needed school supplies in conjunction with operation backpack. When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, many kids were facing a joyless Christmas until The Caleb and Calder Sloan Awesome Foundation stepped in. Nickelodeon was thrilled to supply holiday gifts and grateful that Chris Sloan and the foundation played Santa and delivered them on our behalf. Their dedication to helping kids in need is inspiring and truly unconditional. Nickelodeon, a brand dedicated to putting kids first, is grateful for their dedication, hard work and proud of our partnership.

Kim Rosenblum, | Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing & Chief Creative Officer at Nickelodeon

At A+E Networks giving back to our communities is core to the values of our company.   This is why we participated in Caleb in Calder Sloan’s House of Awesome for 3 successful years. The activations have been a win / win. It not only gives back to at risk and underprivileged children but builds positive community by installing the joy or giving into membership and staff

Tim Nolan, EVP, Brand Marketing, A&E Networks
Now finishing our third year partnership with House of Awesome, Promax is deeply thankful to Carla and Chris Sloan for their vision and dedication to this incredible initiative.  Through the collective power of our membership, House Of Awesome’s support, and the missions of our non-profit partners, we collectively have helped to transform lives by given those less fortunate than us access to the most fundamental of needs.
Promax
The work and love that Chris, Carla, and Caleb Sloan put into honoring the memory of their son and brother, Calder “Mr. Awesome” Sloan, is truly inspirational.  It was an absolute privilege to have been a part of their Foundation’s efforts in response to the children of Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Their contagious passion for kindness inspired an army of caring people whose actions made a positive difference in the lives of thousands across Puerto Rico and South Florida.  Thank you for making our world a better place!
Barbara Webster , Senior Director Emergency Response & Business Continuity || Spirit Airlines, Inc.
Volunteers of America-Greater New York had the opportunity to develop with Caleb and Calder’s Awesome Foundation an activity that would fill a philanthropic need while allowing Promax association members attending the June 2018 Conference in NYC to volunteer in a meaningful way. The timing was perfect for an engagement related to Operation Backpack®, our annual campaign that benefits NYC’s homeless students. Operation Backpack® is a cause that resonates with NYC’s corporate community, as well as with thousands of individuals every year without whom the campaign would not exist. Promax leadership, Caleb and Calder’s Awesome Foundation and everyone who supports their vision of a kinder, gentler world, did not disappoint.
They raised the funds they said they would in a very short amount of time, ensured every logistical detail was considered and covered, and hundreds of conference attendees – some with their families – answered the call! They prepared pencil cases to go into the backpacks of 5,300 Pre-K – 4th grade  students, filling them with crayons, pencils, pens, glue sticks, safety scissors, bottles of glue, post-it notes, pens and more. This event went so well that it has now become one of the top engagement activities we offer companies looking for a unique community service opportunity for their employees.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston was thrilled to team up with The Caleb and Calder Sloan Awesome Foundation at TEGNA’s annual content summit in Houston!  The backpacks with the school supplies will ensure our youth are ready when school starts.  Heading back to school with high quality supplies allows children to pursue goals with confidence and “release their awesome.”  Adventure, laughter and kindness is a wonderful mantra that aligns with the character building programs of Boys & Girls Clubs.  We are grateful to the foundation for placing service before self to make communities better for children.

Kevin R. Hattery, | President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
School on Wheels was thrilled to be chosen as the recipient of the Caleb and Calder Sloan’s awesome foundation’s Party with a Purpose event at the Promax Conference in LA this year – over 2,500 backpacks were filled with school supplies and donated to our organization. These backpacks are now being distributed by School on Wheels staff and volunteers to students throughout Southern California who are living in homeless situations.  School on Wheels provides educational support to children ages 5-18 living in shelters, motels, cars, on the street, and in group foster homes.  Having a brand new backpack and school supplies is a powerful and tangible tool for students who are devasted by homelessness.  Our students can start the school year like the rest of their peers with the tools they need to succeed in school.  From the bottom of our heart, we thank you and your team for giving our students the gift of hope.
Sinead Chilton, | Chief Development & Marketing Officer

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon will be too late.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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