If you have visited the Tony Stewart Foundation website lately- you may have noticed a familiar face:
Yep that is me. If you click the READ MORE OF AMY’S STORY- the story expands and you can learn more about me and why I am a Tony Stewart Foundation Lap Leader. For those who aren’t familiar with the Tony Stewart Foundation- it was created by Tony as a “vehicle” to give back to those organizations that support causes that support his three passions: seriously or chronically ill children, endangered animals, and injured racers. So a TSF Lap Leader is someone who donates to the Tony Stewart Foundation monthly automatic donation to the Tony Stewart Foundation of at least $14.00 a month. As a than you for your donation- you get goodies sent to you once a quarter- and let me tell you some of the thank you goodies are awesome- my favorite one was a small canvas artwork created children and animals from the very organizations that the foundation helps every year.
You can even specify which arm of the foundation you want your funds to support! You can choose between Children’s Health, Animal Welfare, Driver Health or (the one I chose) Where It’s Most Needed. Your donations go to help the foundation fund grants to worthy organizations! You can keep up with the TSF Foundation on Facebook to find out more about specific organizations they donate to.
If a monthly donation is not something you can manage- there are many other ways you can help. Of course they gladly accept one time donations (I started out donating once around around Tony’s birthday). And there is the Amazon Smile program where shop amazon and can set The Tony Stewart Foundation as your charity of choice and they will get a small percentage (0.5%) donated to them off your eligible amazon purchases. It is no extra money to you- it’s donated by amazon on your behalf. It’s easy to do- and it’s free to you.
they also have merchandise you can purchase (like the Racer14 plates) that help!
The Tony Stewart Foundation is easy for me to stand behind as a way to support my driver and support great causes at the same time especially since, like Tony, I too am passionate about both kids and animals. It’s easier to me to give to TSF then to check out multiple charities to donate to. Oh and did I mention that the donations are tax deductible? It truly is win-win for me because I support great organizations and my favorite driver at the same time.