Children's Relief Fund (CRF) is a
non-profit organization founded in 1991 by Rose and Frank Fotia. Their
son Gregory had multiple disabilities and was the inspiration behind
CRF. Our group consists of volunteers who raise money to help fund
therapy, equipment, summer programs and other group activities for
disabled children in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area. Working
on a volunteer basis only, our Board members include a local
pediatrician, speech and language pathologist, physical therapist
assistant, social worker, local business people and parents.
On behalf of our local special needs children,
Children's Relief Fund:
- Funds physical, occupational and speech therapy
for children who do not have Medicaid or whose insurance does not cover
- Purchases equipment for children who otherwise
would not have enjoyed the opportunity to have a new wheelchair,
feeding chair, bracing/orthotics or special educational equipment.
- Helps sponsor "Fish
with Friends", a yearly outing organized by Captain Fuzzy and Kim
- Is a proud supporter of our local Special Olympics athletes.
- Is one of the main financial sponsors for
"Challenge Camp", a summer inclusion program for special needs
children, integrated in the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center camp.
- Provides therapeutic horseback riding through
"Heroes on Horseback". Sponsors parent support services.
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