The 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.

The Children’s Relief Fund recognizes that every person, no matter what their disability, has a place in our society. Our goal is to provide the Special Needs Children in our area with the appropriate tools to live productive lives in our community. These very special children, like all other children, deserve their chance to shine!

Our totally volunteer organization has been serving the special needs children in the LowCountry since its inception in 1991. We have raised millions of dollars to benefit specific families’ needs as well as fund specialized therapeutic programs designed to advance physical, mental and emotional development.