We are a non-profit program whose goal is to protect & preserve the shoreline.
Thanks to you Waves of Freedom had another successful beach clean-up event! More than 50 volunteers joined us in cleaning up Jacob's Beach on Guilford Clean-Up Day. We hauled away a truckload of beach debris including plastic fencing, wooden door, rugs, lumber, lots of cans, bottles and plastic, and even a propane tank! Yuck! We raised a ton of money going to support the new things coming to Jacob's Beach! We hope to see you at our next clean-up!
Thank you to Tess, a volunteer and our guest speaker from A Place Called Hope, who brought us a little injured hawk and taught us all about the dangers of plastic and pollution to our wildlife. We found out that what we are all doing is a big help to animals. Thanks to every one who helped out, the creatures on the beach are safer than ever!
Everyone enjoyed yummy treats from our bake sale and bought Waves of Freedom Tshirts to spread the word about our mission. We raised $390 to put toward the purchase of a new beach item for the Jacob's Beach Renovation. Check out our Photo Gallery to see snapshots of all the fun we had! -- The Waves of Freedom crew
What Waves of Freedom has been up to.....
Waves of Freedom co-founders, Lily Riccio and Maggie Mandel, constructed recycled crafts with young kids
During the Guilford Community Center's "Winter Wonderland", Maggie Mandel and Lily Riccio constructed crafts with many children. The crafts were made from recycled materials such as popsicle sticks. By making popsicle stick snowflakes, the children were able to learn that recycled materials like these could be turned into something beautiful like art! W.O.F will be holding an art class called "Ocean Friends" during April through June at the Community Center for two sessions. During these classes, the students will be building many crafts from recycled materials like plastic cups, bottles, tin cans, and more. For more information about this new addition to the charity, visit the ART CLASS page for the upcoming dates, times, and announcements regarding the classes.
Who We Are....
We are a small program, formed by 3 girls, that are trying to help the local beaches. These 3 girls want to make a change. They wanted to make a difference. We all love our Guilford beaches, but you can't love them by saying you do, especially if you don't take care of them. Careless citizens throw their garbage on beaches leaving what the animals know best as ... food! They usually eat it and sadly, those animals usually end up dying. That's why Waves of Freedom was put together, we knew we had to help because this was going too far. Animals were being hurt. As we always say, "DONATE BECAUSE YOU CAN,DO IT BECAUSE YOU CARE!" Because no matter how small or big your donation is, it's still making a difference!
Spring Clean up Photos Courtesy of Jennifer Mandel
The John Goddard Prize for Environmental Conservancy 2017
Awarded to enterprising young people who are pursuing environmental projects, and who are looking for funding to bring their ideas to the next level.
CPRA Youth Leadership Award 2014
Awarded to young people who display immense leadership throughout their community