The Charities We Support

We are pleased to partner with these charities! Currently, it is the goal of to create challenges for the benefit of each of these deserving charities. Every challenge event, purchase from our store or donation received from this site will directly benefit these charities.

If you are interested in participating in one of our events, purchasing a fundraising t-shirt, becoming one of our partner charities or learning more about how to raise money for your own charity or benefit, please click the appropriate link below!

Our fund-raising events and partner charities benefit all types of organizations, research and worthy causes….just because you don’t see your cause listed above, please do not hesitate to “Take the First Step” and contact us to begin a wonderful partnership or learn more about what we can do for you!

“Byron Saunders Foundation is so thankful for Mike Roderick and Embrace The First Step. They have supported Byron Saunders Foundation through monetary donations, awareness, volunteering, etc.  Without organizations like ETFS, Byron Saunders Foundation would not be able to support as many families as we do. We are so grateful for all the wonderful work ETFS does.”

Brian Wollenberg
President, Byron Saunders Foundation

“Mike is a driving force. His passion, desire, talent, and organizational skills are priceless. If you are looking to raise funds for an existing charity, organization or host an event for someone in need, he is the guy! Truly, a world-class human!”

Rob Fletcher

“Embrace the First Step is a great partner. We share a commitment to encouraging people to take action. Climbing Mount Rainier with Mike and the other team members was an incredible experience. Rainier challenges you physically and mentally, but climbing with a group of like minded and committed individuals was inspiring. The camaraderie and desire to support See Kids Dream the other chosen charities helped push us forward and enjoy each step up the mountain.’

Bill Grindle
Co-Founder, See Kids Dream

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Jim Rohn

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