The Deep Blue Seas Foundation is a non-profit foundation established by Saltwaterfish.com to provide scholarships to the children of the fishermen where our livestock is collected.
The Deep Blue Seas Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. This means that all contributions are tax deductible. Saltwaterfish.com uses 100% of the contributions for scholarships and charitable projects. We at Saltwaterfish.com are proud to have started this initiative and hope you will join us.
Our first scholarship was awarded to the son of a fisherman in Indonesia in 2012. The father passed away and the family was unable to afford to keep their son in school. We have sponsored this child and will continue to pay for his high school education until he graduates.
In 2013 we sponsored 15 children in Indonesia and the Philippines. We were able to do this due to the generosity of hobbyists and contributions from saltwaterfish.com. We are all very proud of the success of the Foundation and its ability to serve these children
Our goal in 2014 is to sponsor 10 additional needy children so they can continue their high school education in each of the following countries: Indonesia, Philippines and Haiti.
Please visit the Foundation website: www.deepblueseasfoundation.org to learn more about our efforts and to contribute to the cause.
The Marine Aquarium hobby is a wonderful hobby full of spectacularly beautiful fish, corals and invertebrates. In most cases, these animals are collected from some of the poorest regions of the world. The fishermen work long hours to earn a living for their families, they do not have even the simple luxuries we take for granted.
When I look at the marine life in our tanks, I often think about the journey that the animals have taken to get to us and ultimately to you. Whether you know it or not, you are connected with these families on the other side of the world; for without them, this hobby would not exist. This is the way that Saltwaterfish.com is choosing to help. I hope that you will consider joining us.