Y-Inclusion Donation (Javon)
Hi friends Javon here, I am currently raising money for our special needs program, Y-Inclusion, here at the YMCA of Orange County. Y-Inclusion supports our families in the community who are in need of financial assistance for children with special needs. This support goes towards having a 1 on 1 Inclusion Facilitator with their child with special needs in an after school daycare program on a daily basis. There they help develop children with special needs's social, behavior, and play skills with typical peers.
Childcare costs are on the upwards of $600+ a month, which does not include the cost of having a 1 on 1 Y-Inclusion Facilitator with them on a daily basis, which may rise in the upper $2000s per month. We want all our families with children with special needs to have this opportunity of socialization and to develop skills to be with typical peers.
I have seen a tremendous impact our Inclusion Facilitators have on all of our kids with special needs out in the community. Inclusion Facilitators allow children with special needs who may struggle from understanding social cues, maladaptive behaviors, and coping with sensory overload to develop positive skills/behaviors in order to be part of the community. These children may come into our program without speaking a word, playing in solitude, having meltdowns on a daily basis. With the support of our Inclusion Facilitators, in the end are able to have conversations with lifelong friends, participate in group activities/games and enjoy their time with new found friends. I have first hand seen these amazing changes in our children with special needs in the Y-Inclusion community.
Being part of the community is so important for all children, but especially children with special needs. For much of their lives they are not provided with the same opportunities of making friends, participating in community activities, to feel welcomed, and to have an overall sense of belonging. The Y-Inclusion program supports children with special needs to have this opportunity of belonging, of acceptance, and inclusion. 100% of donations received directly go to the families who are not able to afford our services. Please help me reach our goal of this year to support our community and families with special needs children! All our children with special needs deserve a chance to be EMPOWERED through belonging and acceptance! Make a difference in the life of a child with special needs today through donating to our cause!
As always, I appreciate all your guys's support, small or big, it really does make a difference for all our children and families in our program.
Always with appreciation -Javon Lee
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