The mission of Ben’s Blankets is to create and give weighted blankets to disabled children who otherwise would not be able to have one. Ben’s Blankets is a nonprofit and we make free or at-cost blankets created by an unpaid volunteer workforce. The blankets are handmade by a small team of seamstresses across the country. We make sure to use with the highest quality materials available, such as polypropylene plastic beads to weight the blankets and high quality quilting cotton.
This amazing non-profit in Massachusetts makes “Buggies” to donate to children that have mobility issues and want to access the great outdoors. These sturdy, light-weight, all-terrain Buggies allow easy access to all types of outdoor environments that may require moving across sand, gravel, dirt, grass and even snow. Buggy should only be used by children who have independent, unsupported trunk and head control.
If you feel your child might benefit from this type of device check out their site and apply! Stepping Stones for Stella
This national non-profit is dedicated to helping children by providing equipment and services that enhance the quality of life and improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, or social development of children who are physically or developmentally challenged. Requests, limited to gifts of $500 or less, may include but are not limited to: rehabilitative therapy, assistive devices, medical equipment and sensory items.
Apply for assistance by clicking here
Zoe’s Race is an incredible resource that financially assists families in Chittenden County. The mission of Zoe’s Race is to help families make their home physically accessible for their child. A 5K and 1K kids running race is held every August to raise funds for this organization. The race is for all abilities and ages.