For 65 years Society for Handicapped Children and Adults have been providing services and recreational programs for individuals with disabilities.
Society for Handicapped is 100% privately funded and we depend on generous individuals and community-minded companies for funding.
Please consider making a 100% tax deductible donation to our organization; no donation is too small and it is truly a great cause!We are a 5013c non profit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Federal tax id#94-1279804
What do we do? We HELP.
We operate the largest LOAN CLOSET in our area. Loaning adaptive medical equipment and mobility aids to those in need in our community and surrounding communities. In the last two years, our Loan Closet inventory has more than QUADRUPLED in size! This means we can accomodate even more people in need!
We Offer Educational, Social and Recreational Programs.
Adapted Sports such as bowling, biking, water skiing, snow skiing and golf are offered with Society for Handicapped as well as A Day on the Farm. These programs and events are very exciting for our participants and give them a chance to try new things as well as enjoy their favorite activities, meet new friends and sustain valued friendships within the organization.
Sign Language Classes are taught quarterly by experienced Instructors. Sign Language is not only valuable for people with hearing impairments but has proven to be quite useful for children with various other disabilities and babies!
The Special Needs Prom, now in it's THIRD year, is a night out for those 14 years and older with disabilities. This Prom is not your average crepe paper and balloons high school dance! It is the formal event of the year! The event is a prom like atmosphere, with music, dancing, food and fun! This is an event that everyone looks forward to. Last year, over 150 participants enjoyed the Prom!
We have the COOLEST Annual Fundraising and Special Events in the Area!
Ski & Board-a-Thon: (Feb or March)The Society for Handicapped Children & Adults Annual Ski and Board-a-Thon is one of the most anticipated events of the year at Dodge Ridge! This amazing event helps raise funds for the adapted ski program now in its 25th year at Dodge Ridge, allowing people with disabilities to experience the thrill of snow skiing.
Participants sign up and join or form a team, collect donations with a personalized online giving webpage, and after meeting their pledge requirements of $150, enjoy a day out on the slopes! We have a BBQ lunch, free Swag Bags and more!
Golf Tournament: (May) Enjoy a day on the green and support services like the Loan Closet and our Golfing Unlimited program which enables children and adults with disabilities to learn how to play golf!
Look for Golf Tournament information in early April on our website: www.societyforhandicapped.org
Gala: (October 12, 2013) Our Annual Gala is a casual and themed fundraising event that takes place every Fall. This event is geared toward community leaders and donors and serves as a fundraiser with dining, live auction, silent auction, raffles and more! Last year's event took a new turn as 2012 Wild West Gala: Jeans & Jewels. Our black tie event had a denim makeover! October 12, 2013 the Wild West Gala will return with pig racing, mechanical bull, food stations and much much more. Tickets go on sale in August!
Heroes- Volunteer Appreciation Event: (November) We appreciate ALL of our very important and wonderful volunteers. Each year, we honor them by hosting a free event at a local venue, offering fun, food and friendship! We also honor our Volunteer(s) of the Year with a special award and presentation. This past year, we had a blast at a bowling night with pizza and drinks at McHenry Bowl!
Annual Resource Guide (January Distribution): Beginning in September, annually, we seek advertisers for our Annual Resource Guide. This Guide serves as a resource and referral hub for many in the community. We list resources, local businesses and more that can assist those with disabilities and special needs and concerns. If you are interested in placing an Ad, please contact our office at (209) 524-3536. An e-version of our Guide is also on our website: www.societyforhandicapped.org, including our E-Advertisers Index, an alphabetical listing of our advertising partners that links to their websites!
We have fun.
Society for Handicapped CHildren & Adults is all about fun. The smiles and laughter we help create and facilitate make memories that will last a lifetime! We love Society!