PROGRAM HISTORY & OVERVIEW
Good Tidings Foundation began back in 1995 as a holiday toy giveaway charity in our Founder's garage. Although we've evolved and have gone on to serve thousands of underserved youth in our key areas of Arts, Education, Athletics and Dreams, we have continued to donate hundreds of toys to children each year during the holidays. Good Tidings has gifted over 50,000 toys in the past 20 years.
In 2006 we added our 'Rock Star Road Trips' program, which introduces teens to influential professionals and leaders in their respective fields on daylong outings to inspire and encourage them to dream big. Often times, inner-city youth cannot picture themselves out of their environment – it is a vicious cycle that holds them down. Rock Star Road Trips expose teens to new possibilities and to mentors that can show them how dreams are made possible. A day spent with influential professionals and leaders makes the idea of dreams tangible and imaginable.