Friday, June 12, 2009

Introducing SOFTIN, Inc.

Seafaring Opportunities For Those In Need (SOFTIN), Inc., was started in August '07 to provide at-sea education, skill building and self esteem building experiences and adventures to those who need to most... disabled, impaired, victims of abuse, frail elderly and youths-at-risk. We have been providing our services since day 1. We receieved our 501c3 status July 1, '08.

We have a broad curriculum to teach as much as we can, but the underlying focus to establish an emotional connection with the critters of the sea. When that magic moment happens, these previously withdrawn and fearful kids bust out of their emotional shells and become excited, animated and happy-go-lucky kids for the rest of the trip. It is an astounding and joyful transformation.

Myself, along with my co-founders (Capt. Tiffany Vague, Ramona Lisa McFadyen and Debbi Bencomo), are known to frequently shed a tear over the profound work we do and the emotional expressions of gratitude from our special needs passengers. We are fortunate to have a Board of Directors fully engaged and helpful. That is a blessing.

Please visit our website at and visit our Facebook page listed as Seafaring Opportunities For Those In Need.

Capt. David Bacon
Executive Director

PS: We do not charge our special needs passengers. Our work is to benefit them.

1 comment:

  1. David - this is a great milestone. Now you are a blogmaster!

    David Saffir