SKF’s funding plays a key role in enhancing and
increasing the capability of our affiliate organizations to provide
critically needed services for children with orthopedic, medical,
emotional and learning disabilities.
These are non-sectarian service providers and facilitators of
research. They care for a broad range of developmentally disabled
and at-risk youth.
Participating members are involved in helping to organize SKF and in
solicit funding resources.
Our Associate and Participating members both share in
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members to date:
| PAL of California (Police Activities League) for
at-risk and special needs children.
The Giving Back Fund representing celebrities' and athletes'
Step Up for Kids, Inc. in CA
Camp For All (see below)
HASC Summer Program in the Catskills (a unique 7 week
camp/school for 350 special needs children from across
the country and abroad - acclaimed by Exceptional Parent
Scleroderma Foundation (Jason Alexander - National
Beit Issie Shapira (North American consultant for Snozelen
Just Like Us, Inc. in Houston
The Giving Back Fund
umbrella fund for athletes, celebrities and others to
help them 'give back' through their philanthropic foundations.
Amongst those with missions involving children's needs
Britney Spears Foundation, Nancy Kerrigan Foundation,
Jon Seda Foundation, Jorge Posada Foundation, La'Roi Glover
Foundation, Max Schloss Foundation for Pediatric Genetic
Diseases at Hasbro Children's Hospital, (Sam) Madison
Avenue for Kids, Mellanby Autism Foundation and The Wyatt
W. Whittington Heart Foundation.
To date we have
provided funding for the Max Schloss Foundation for
Pediatric Genetic Diseases at Hasbro Children's Hospital.
Camp For All
For All (CFA) is a barrier-free, fully-accessible camp
working to enrich the lives of children and adults with
chronic illnesses or disabilities. It is located in scenic
Washington County, Texas, situated between Houston and
was founded in 1993 by two Houston physicians who cared
for children with special needs and a parent who lost
a child to cancer. The first program provided a camping
experience for children with cancer from Texas Children's
Hospital, eventually becoming the largest program of
its type in the country.
The camp welcomes organizations that sponsor camps for
children and young adults with conditions such as epilepsy,
muscular dystrophy, cancer, HIV, spina bifida, asthma,
cerebral palsy, burns, juvenile arthritis, kidney disease,
head and spinal cord injuries, phenylketonuria, developmental
disabilities and hearing and sight impairments. The
nonprofit organizations whose mission it is to enhance
the lives of those with special needs also use the camp
received its first campers in 1998 and today serves
more than 6,000 people each year from more than 50 different
organizations, realizing its dream of becoming a year-round
camp and recreation facility. The summer program serves
about 2,500 campers and volunteers, and in the fall
and spring the camp provides weekday recreational therapy
and weekend retreats for people of all ages with special
California PAL (Police Activities League)
The bond between cops and kids … because
every kid needs a PAL.
Comprised of over 121 individual PAL chapters located
throughout the State of California, California PAL implements
a variety of educational and athletic activities at
the local level to engage youth ages 5-25 in positive,
wholesome and character building activities in well-supervised
and safe settings. With law enforcement officers as
mentors and coaches, kids from at-risk homes have a
better chance at success.
Special Events and News about
our Special Kids!
It really is
“America the beautiful… as
cross-country cyclers raise funds and awareness for a
good cause! …from sea to shining
SKF distributes six handicapped accessible vans...more
SKF turns a little boy’s “fake’ money into real money!
A special tape for special kids!
Classmates give gifts that last a lifetime!
a special pal!