For the past 4 years, Kevin “On the Roof” Fitzpatrick has been fundraising for STRIVE while sitting on top of a local business.
Kevin’s actions raise both money and awareness about a program that assists pre-teens, teens, and young adults with developmental disabilities. The program helps in utilizing resources within their community so they can participate as valuable members.
“He is really brave and generous for doing this,” Jeff G., a STRIVE client, said about Kevin’s rooftop fundraising.
The fundraising has raised more than $75,000 in the past four years.
With his upbeat and can-do attitude, Kevin has volunteered with STRIVE since 2009 and logged 420 volunteer hours with STRIVE in just 2015 alone. STRIVE’s annual 5K run/walk and block party was Kevin’s idea five years ago and he has continued to spearhead the event each year.
Whether Kevin has supported a STRIVE client one-on-one, fundraising, volunteering at an event, or creating new ideas for the STRIVE Steering Committee, he is giving his all to a program that has become a part of him.