Who We Are
Special Angels Foundation is a charitable organization devoted to making the world a better place through various initiatives and fundraiser programs designed specifically to help families of special needs children.
Founded in 2017, Special Angels Foundation has been working continuously, with the help of our donors, board members and volunteers, to provide the needed resources, therapies and equipment to the special needs children in our community. It is our hope to expand our efforts across the country and reach many more communities.
OUR MISSION & VISION
Our MISSION is to provide support in obtaining therapies, equipment and resources to families raising children with special needs. Our VISION is to seek to empower families who are raising children with special needs to enable their child to thrive and grow towards independence.
From the Founders
Every family has a story. We'd like to share the piece of our story with you that became a life changing event for our family. Although it has been a difficult road, this part of our journey has transformed into a beautiful mission that we are so very passionate about.
In 2012, our daughter, Velvet, had 2 beautiful twin children, Ezra and Eli. They were born 28 weeks premature and weighed only 2 pounds. As a result, they have the worst form of cerebral palsy and they are both with multiple disabilities. They cannot sit up or carry on with daily tasks without assistance nor will they ever be able to live independently. Our daughter is a devoted mother to her children all day and works a night job. She did not have the funds to buy the proper vehicle to transport her children back and forth to medical appointments and physical therapy, but unfortunately she does not fall below the poverty line to qualify for financial assistance.
While Velvet has our continuous support, we know there are thousands of parents in the same situation that do not have extended families or extra support, including financial aide, resources, access to benefits programs or even a helping hand. This personal experience brought us to learn the saddening fact of how large of a segment of the US population is raising special needs children that are in the same situation without support. They earn too much income to qualify for programs such as Medicaid, Medicare or Medi-Cal. Additionally, insurance coverage is often very limited to what they will cover for these special needs families. This is when and why Special Angels Foundation was born.
We believe that our efforts, in building awareness of the special needs community and the challenges they face, along with raising the funds that are so greatly needed, together we can make a difference. We truly appreciate your interest in our organization.
~ Gary & Crystal Carpenter