Maksym's Giving Tree Foundation is committed to facilitating acts of kindness and giving throughout the community, as well as raising an awareness about the importance of "being kind" to others. In order to achieve the organization's mission, Maksym's Giving Tree hosts it's annual "Run For Kindness 5K" in Delaware Park. There, funds are raised so that adaptive bikes can be granted to children with special needs, and also so that they can implement a nationally known, year round, character-based educational program called Think Kindness throughout schools in WNY. The program is centered around the value of kindness. So far, Maksym's Giving Tree Foundation has granted four different adaptive bikes to children with special needs, and provided three different schools with the Think Kindness program since they have been established in 2015. Learn more at MaksymsGivingTree.org.
Joanna is an illustrator and beer league hockey benchwarmer, trapeze artist, and high gravity rock climber. A recent Buffalo transplant by way of Toledo and Rochester, she's a former game designer and adjunct professor at RIT who looks forward to whipping up exciting combinations of sports and art for freelance or full time. You can find her work at joanna-eberts.com.