Help Nick's Grow


23 supporters

$9,000 goal

8 months remaining



Nick's Differently Awesome Outreach is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that runs Nick's Shaved Ice Paradise, a food truck selling shaved ice. Nick's currently employs 6 young people who have developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism. These young people could not find, or hold, a job and Nick's provides safe and meaningful jobs for them.

Nick's employees are only able to work 6 months of the year because of the seasonal nature of shaved ice.  The long term goal is to purchase a bigger trailer so that Nick's can offer more items that can be sold year-round.  Your support will make all of this possible.

We need $38,000 to make all of this a reality. We currently have just over $29,000 in cash and the value of the current trailer, which will be sold once we hit our goal. 

Bruce, the Executive Director and founder of Nick's, had planned on doing a long bicycle ride to raise the funds to buy the trailer. He is currently fighting a mysterious illness of some sort and is struggling to train for the ride.  He hopes everything will be okay and he can complete the ride in May of 2022 but, right now, that is a big unknown.

In the meantime, you can help Nick's grow by donating to the cause. Givebutter does not charge Nick's a fee so 100% of the money you donate makes its way to Nick's. Even better, Bruce is an unpaid volunteer executive director and manager.  All of the money donated goes directly to the mission of the nonprofit. Not many nonprofits can make that same claim.

Small amounts, large amounts; they are all so important to us and they all add up.  Almost all of the money raised by Nick's has come from amounts of $20 or less. Your donation is so very important to us. Thank you for your help.

You can read the amazing story of how it took 20 years for Nick's dad to come up with the idea for Nick's and how it grew from a simple snow cone stand to a nonprofit organization that is changing lives. Click here to read the story.

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Nick's Differently Awesome Outreach, Inc

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 84-3252311