Children Helping Children
The original members of the Chocolate Mountaineers Club (Fudgie Bearitone, Nimbus the Cloud, Billianna, and their friends) wanted to make a difference in their communities and help other children. One of the Club’s guiding principles is “Children Helping Children”, so
with spirit of goodwill and a sense of compassion they formed
The Chocolate Mountaineers Foundation to better accomplish their goal.
The Foundation will support other children’s charities and programs align with the Club’s core values and directions that include:
- Teaching and Instilling Values
- Promoting the Value of the Arts in Society
- The need for character development
- Enrolling parents and adults to help make a difference by example and participation
This program is designed to help teach Club Members’ awareness, understanding, caring, sharing and responsibility.
Every three months, Club members will learn about other children and their situations, along with the non-profit groups that serve those children. Then, Chocolate Mountaineers Club members will vote for which charities or groups that will receive support. Next, members will see fellow Chocolate Mountaineers presenting a check to another child representing the receiving side. Everyone will be able to track the good that they are helping to accomplish, in the world.
The Club and the Foundation has partnerships and alliances with other non-profits sharing similar values and missions (such as schools, hospitals, and arts groups). The Club and the Foundation will also form alliances with for-profit companies that will make charitable contributions. These alliances will help expand the Club’s memberships, and benefit the partners by furthering their own charitable causes.
The Club Motto of Be Good – Do Good
include helping others and being a part of a better future for us all. The Chocolate Mountaineers Club is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a separate non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. That means contributions to the Club and Foundation are tax deductible.