A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT
WHAT WE DO
In 2018, Nick’s Ride Experienced…
384 Average Monthly Meeting Attendance Total; 196 Average Monthly Safety Net Visits. Our Model Works. Our Model is Scalable.
Find Help and Support Here
We facilitate ongoing peer-based community engagement, bridging the gap from clinical to peer support.
Get Ready for Nick’s Ride 4 Friends
August 17, 2019. Funds raised from Nick’s Ride stay local.
General Acts of Kindness
Lending a hand, giving a ride, taking people shopping—these are just a few examples of general acts of kindness practiced at Nick’s Ride 4 Friends. Actions speak louder than words. At Nick’s Ride 4 Friends, we are in action to help people in need.
Wrestling “UNDERDOG” Scholarship
Honoring Nick Campagnola’s love of wresting and unwavering support for the “underdog,” an annual $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a senior Auburn High School wrestler. To help further his or her education, the Nick’s Ride Wrestling “Underdog” Scholarship is awarded to an Auburn senior wrestler who has demonstrated leadership on and off the mat, participated in general acts of kindness, and is passionate about the sport.
2018 Recipient: Hunter Duger, a 2018 Auburn High School graduate and former wrestling teammate of Nick Campagnola
Wrestling Camp Scholarship
Nick’s Ride awards a $1000.00 scholarship to help alleviate some costs associated with student and coach participation in the annual wrestling camp hosted by Champions for Life. The annual Champions for Life wrestling camp focuses on skills development and conditioning work.
HOW WE GIVE BACK TO CAYUGA COUNTY RESIDENTS
Sharing the love we have for Nick as we help others battling addiction
We take a boots-on-the ground approach to help the people who need us most, and we rely on your donations and spirit of generous volunteerism to remain operational and make an impact. Our goal is to provide programs that meet the needs of those struggling with addiction and make a difference by concentrating on recovery, wellness, and job searching.
Using a clubhouse model, we enable people battling addiction to feel comfortable while working on their journey to recovery, surrounded by peers and supporters. We are truly committed to helping people become acclimated members of the community again.
Nick’s Ride 4 Friends is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides significant support to those battling addiction in our community. A copy of the Nick’s Ride 4 Friends annual financial reports may be obtained by emailing us, or by contacting the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271.
ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
We Bridge the Gap from Clinical to Peer Support
Nick’s Ride 4 Friends bridges the gap from clinical to peer support through a grassroots approach that begins by first helping those battling addiction get into a detox and rehabilitation center. We facilitate communication during the rehabilitation process between the individual, their family, and clinical/therapeutic staff. Our Clubhouse provides a soft landing after rehabilitation through general acts of kindness that include—but aren’t limited to—assisting with housing placement, offering rides when needed, and maintaining a safe haven, supportive environment. Nick’s Ride 4 Friends also offers wrap-around support and case management, and we’re committed to working as a life coach to help those in recovery fully acclimate to becoming active members of the community. All of this is made possible through generous donations and volunteerism as we facilitate ongoing peer-based community engagement.