Give to Lincoln Day!

Your gift right now will make an even bigger impact on the lives of children. By participating in
Give to Lincoln Day, we are eligible to receive a proportion of the $400,000 challenge match
fund provided by the Lincoln Community Foundation. For example, if we receive 1% of the
total donations raised during Give to Lincoln, we will get an additional $4,000 from the
challenge match fund. Your donation will help save lives by giving the gift of literacy and
education through Josh the Otter, the gift of awareness through Otter Spotter Day and the gift
of swim lesson training through Float 4 Life. All online donations given now through 11:59 pm
on May 31 count towards the match.

Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:
To stay away from water unless accompanied by an adult.

Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:


“Josh the Baby Otter” was created to help children comprehend and remember this important message. Ultimately, we want to create a water safety behavior for all children that will be passed on from generation to generation.

We have already distributed several thousand copies of the book to daycares, preschools, and kindergarten classrooms across the country. With ongoing support, we will continue our efforts to incorporate this life saving message into every educational curriculum in the United States and beyond. We believe the book; “Josh the Baby Otter” has and will continue to save countless children’s lives.

“It’s an awesome program and more schools are calling us all the time to do it,” Hersh said. “If every year we hit the kindergarten class where we have kids who are at that point where they’re adventurous, we’ll be ahead of the game.”

The 2016 JCMF Golf Tournament raised over $60,000.00 to support our water safety educational programs!

We THANK all of our amazing supporters across the U.S. and worldwide! Because of YOU over 1 million children have heard the life-saving message of water safety with Josh the Otter!

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Josh (aka Nancy) showing her moves to kiddos while teaching our Learn to Float song. The Sarasota Rotary club has presented Josh the Otter to over 400 preschool and kindergarten children. The collective power of Rotarians teaching water safety and drowning prevention is truly making an impact and saving lives. One club and classroom at a time. ... See MoreSee Less

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