The Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF), a non-profit organization aimed at bringing marine and local communities together, has a vision to expand awareness and fund-raising for local communities world-wide. And their inaugural 2015 Marine Immersion Summer Camp ended with great success this past July in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., showing that the future shines brightly for this non-profit group.
With an aim to introduce high school students to the local boating industry, the summer program included two weeks of field trips, guest speakers, and hands-on projects (including designing tiny copper propellers for remote control boat races). The kids also got to talk with marine industry professionals from various companies and fields.
MICF is also busy organizing the Annual Spin-A-Thon, Food Drives, Toy Drives, and volunteers in the community while partnering with marine trade groups like the Marine Industries Association of South Florida to host community events like the Annual Waterway Cleanup. The Spin-A-Thon, their biggest fundraising event, supports MICF’s initiatives and allows the Foundation to assist local organizations like Kids In Distress and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center with donations each year.
If you’re interested in joining, volunteering, or donating, just visit their home page for more details. We wish them success as they share their love for enjoying the water and bringing marine and local communities together.