Special Kids' referral rate has increased by over 50% in the past year. As this referral rate grows, our number of families needing financial support continues to grow as well. We need sustainable resources to help us meet this growing need in our community. In 2016, Special Kids had a $200,000 gap to help families on the sliding scale, which was met by our investors. According to the organizations needs assessment, by 2019, Rutherford County alone will have over 12,000 children in need of therapy services. If we hope to serve only 10% of these children, we expect our deficit to double to more than $400,000 in the next 2-years. The Special Kid Endowment Fund would help us to meet that need, as well as help provide funds for the growth of the organization to ensure that we are able to meet the growing need of the community
To ensure that Special Kids is able to continue serving every family that walks through our doors, the Special Kids Endowment Fund has been created. This Fund empowers families to receive the medical and therapeutic treatment that their children need, regardless of their income. As an investor in the Special Kids Endowment Fund, you will receive annual updates on the progress of the endowment, where the funds were used, and how those funds helped the growth of the organization and the families we serve.
In 2018, Special Kids will celebrate its 20th Anniversary. To commemorate this special milestone, Special Kids has established a goal of $2 million pledged from donors. The Special Kids board of directors and Endowment Fund committee have presently pledged $218,000.
Anyone can give to the Endowment at anytime, with any amount.
Getting started with the Endowment Fund process is easier than you may think. First step is to contact Noel Deal, Lead Investor Relations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 629-207-1282 and express your interest in the Endowment. You can also click "Get Started" below and Special Kids will contact you.