Friday, May 30, 2008
The Morgan Project
As a parent of a special needs child I KNOW how expensive it is. We have had our share of medical equipment, medication, Doctors and specialists....UGH...it is extremely exhausting. I am always looking for ways to help. In doing some research I ran across The Morgan Project. I haven't actually used them yet, mostly because I just found them, but this looks like an exception program. Even if you don't need the money or have a special needs child....this is a great program to donate to. The Morgan Project is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization. If this GREAT cause can help even one special needs child or parent....it is worth passing along!
You can find out more about them by going to www.themorganproject.com. Here is a little bit about their "mission"~
"Working together to promote awareness and support of parents caring for their special-needs children, and to enhance the quality of life for these special families."
Our Mission is to provide support to parents/caregivers and act as a reference source for information, financial resources, used equipment exchanges, research and clinical studies, support groups, web links, etc. This will be done in the form of creating an interactive website, and monthly newsletters.
To try to consolidate, and then disseminate, all the available information tools available to caregivers, from sources such as the Internet, newsletters, parenting organizations, support groups, etc. There is a lot of information out there, but it takes so much time to search for it that most caregivers just don’t have the time to spare to look for needed assistance on their own. We would like to put together a newsletter that would be a source of information for parents/caregivers to help them help their children.
To make small individual grants (products & services only) to parents/caregivers of special children for travel expenses to attend medical conferences that they would not otherwise be able to afford to attend. No parent/caregiver, or their family for that matter, should have to “bleed” in order to give their child the opportunity to be evaluated by experts, and to seek the support of other families in the same situation.
To make small individual grants (products & services only) to parents/caregivers of special children, for things like positional seating, adaptive car seats, durable medical equipment not covered by Medicaid or Insurance, and other non-covered items that would make caring for these children easier on the parent/caregiver and help to improve their quality of life.
Our primary goal right now is to aggressively seek corporate sponsors, large donors and dedicated volunteers in order to become a viable organization, make valuable connections & tap resources in our community, and to continue to raise funds in order to provide the goals of The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project.