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Activities for Children with Special Needs
Recently The Andy Foundation (www.theandyfoundation.org) was happy to donate supplies and fund two scholarships to Sparkidz a nonprofit located in NYC. Sparkidz mission is to provide a recreational enrichment program to allow children with special needs, ages 8 to 18, opportunities to enjoy mainstream activities. To learn more about Sparkidz visit www.sparkidz.org
Equine Therapy Programs
An enthusiastic group of children watched recently as Jill Palmeri, on behalf of the Andy Foundation, issued a check to Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Executive Director Lisa Gatti.
The Andy Foundation executive and junior committee selected the Pal-O-Mine equestrian facility to be the recipient of its first donation because it is dedicated to teaching horseback riding to disabled individuals, many of whom are children.
The Foundation's donation enabled Pal-O-Mine, a non-profit organization that relies largely on volunteers, to purchase two horses, Sonny and Diva, as well as help feed and board them. The addition of the two new horses will also allow the program to accommodate 30 additional children with disabilities. The Andy Foundation is dedicated to achieving lasting improvement in the lives of children less fortunate than others.
If you would like to meet Sonny or Diva or learn more about the remarkable therapeutic horseback riding program Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, log onto www.pal-o-mine.org or call 631-348-1289.
"moving victims of violence from crisis to confidence"
Over the past few months, The Andy Foundation has been working with Safe Horizons, a provider of safe havens for battered women and children. The kids at the Andy Foundation through various fund raising efforts purchased furniture and equipment for Safe Horizon's Lilly House Childcare Room and After-School Room. We also conducted a toy drive collecting more than 100 toys which will be delivered to the house.
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