TRIAID is proud of our long standing working relationships with leading U.S. charities. These organizations provide funding for equipment and valuable advice for individuals with special needs throughout the country. We also cooperate with the many smaller local foundations, who perform wonderful work raising funds for individuals within their community.
TRIAID has prepared a list of potenial funding sources which contains the contact details of charities that currently provide or have recently provided assistance to purchase TRIAID products. The availability of funding cannot be guaranteed and the level of assistance can vary depending upon circumstances. Each charity will have a different application procedure so in each instance we recommond contacting the charity directly or would suggest visiting their websites - this will provide information regarding the application procedure, any criteria including income limits and waiting times.
In most instances, the charity will require a letter of support from a healthcare professional such as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or doctor. TRIAID recommends that if possible a joint assessment should be carried out with the heathcare professional, this will help to ensure the correct piece of equipment is being requested.
Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational and vocational programming. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving.
Preston’s March For Energy’s mission is to provide adaptive bikes to children with special needs. During the summer of 2011 Preston was blessed to have an adaptive bike donated to him through a fundraiser developed by a family friend. The Buenaga family was amazed by this overwhelming support, and they are determined to “pay it forward” by raising money for more children to realize their dream of riding their own bike.
Variety focuses on multiple unmet needs of children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with disabilities and other special needs at a local and national level. The aim is to maximize the real, long-term positive social impact for all children.