“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

This is our why.

Drawing by Brooke Mello, New Bedford, MA. As the floodwaters of the pandemic recede, we continue to discover so many inspirational tales of personal sacrifice and an abundance of reasons to be grateful. While countless Americans suffered the physical ravages of COVID19, and entire sectors of the economy were crippled, many among us stand on terra firma, in a safe position to throw a lifeline to others who have been less fortunate.

Gratitude and compassion have always been the core of the FLY Foundation’s mission. If you have weathered this storm and wish to pay it forward, we humbly ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to young adults in your community who urgently need your help.  We welcome you to make a secure donation through PayPal below, or you can also donate by check, kindly made payable to: The FLY Foundation, PO Box 2528, Fall River, MA 02722. The FLY Foundation and our grant recipients thank you for your generosity and support.

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For gifts made in memory of a loved one, please follow the link below.As a courtesy to donors who make such contributions, The FLY Foundation will mail an acknowledgement of your gift to the family of the individual to whom you are paying tribute. In the notes section at checkout, please detail 1) the name of the individual in whose memory your gift is made, and 2) the mailing address of the family member to whom we should recognition of your donation.