This is “The Children of Ability Gives”'s Chance
The Ability Gives children range in age from a few years to 18 years of age. They are boys and girls of all backgrounds who have either a physical or developmental disability, or a chronic condition that impacts their independence and quality of life.
Some of our children can’t walk, can’t talk, or take care of their daily needs without some or full assistance. Many have multiple challenges resulting in the need for specialized equipment.
We fund mobility aids, seating systems, adapted bikes, adapted outdoor clothing to go over a wheelchair and iPads and communication software for children who are non-verbal. We evaluate each child’s needs and cover equipment that will contribute to independence and/or improved quality of life. These grants are life changing.
With all the government cut-backs and fewer and fewer options for funding, families are left to scramble to meet the ongoing needs of their child with a disability. And because kids grow and change over time, equipment needs to grow with them!
Some of our families, while desperately needing support, do not want their child publicly profiled for funding. So we are starting a separate campaign to cover the same equipment, for the same types of children with disabilities as we have covered since 2012. But this will protect the privacy of the family.
It’s not easy to ask for help, or admit that you need it in the first place. We don’t want that to limit the families we can support. This will be an ongoing fund. As with all our grants, 100% of the money raised will go to the equipment. We will announce the types of equipment we fund, but we won’t identify the recipient.
Thank you as always for believing in these incredible children and for making a donation.