Thursday, December 23, 2010

Families Come First Program Provides Respite Grants for New Hampshire Families

Families Come First, a program of the New Hampshire Catholic Charities Ministry for Persons with Disabilities, provides short term respite grants of up to $250 to help New Hampshire families coping with disabilities pay the cost of camps, personal care assistance, educational services or enrichment programs.

For additional information, contact:

Families Come First
Ministry for Persons with Disabilities
C/O NH Catholic Charities
PO Box 686
215 Myrtle Street
Manchester, NH 03105
(800) 562-5249 ext. 246 or ext. 233

Friday, December 17, 2010

Help the Autism Society of Illinois While Helping Yourself to Some Awesome Gift Cards

Homeowners can help the Autism Society of Illinois raise funds while helping themselves to some awesome gift cards by signing up for the free Homeowner Advantage USA program using the link provided. Qualified homeowners agree to use a realtor affiliated with the program if they sell their homes during a specified period time. Homeowners earn gift cards whether they sell or not, and there is no obligation for them to sell. It's an easy way to help out a great organization while earning gift cards valued between $300 and $2,000. The Autism Society of Illinois provides resources, referrals, support and services to improve the lives of individuals and families in Illinois who are affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

HollyRod Foundation Helps People with Autism Get Ipads to Help them Communicate

The HollyRod Foundation is helping families of people with nonverbal and minimally verbal people with autism that meet income guidelines ($35,000 for single income families; $50,000 for two-income families) to obtain Ipads and gift cards to purchase apps to help them communicate more effectively. Unfortunately, the foundation has received far more applications for the devices than it can currently fund. Please make a donation to the HollyRod Foundation and help them give the gift of voice to a person with autism. For families who'd like to apply for a free Ipad, continue to check the foundation's Web site through December 31, 2010, as they will accept additional applications if sufficient funding comes through.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Harry Gregg Foundation Provides Grants to Assist New Hampshire Residents with Disabilities

Harry Gregg Foundation provides grants ranging from $100-$1,000 to New Hampshire residents with physical, intellectual or emotional disabilities and their families. Funds can be used to pay for non-reimbursed medical, therapy, special equipment, environmental modifications, respite services, recreational activities, vocational educational assistance or driver training.

For more information, contact:

Peg Lewis, Grant Administrator
1 Verney Drive
Greenfield, NH 03047
(603) 547-3311 ext. 401