We thank you so much for taking the time last month to visit the Southern Coalition for Social Justice website to learn more about their wonderful organization. Hopefully, you were also able to give a bit of time or money.
Time flies when you're doing good stuff and we are already here at our March Charity of the Month. If you know someone who is intellectually or developmentally disabled you know that they are some of this earth's most beautiful humans. Their love knows no bounds. That's why this month's pick is the National Inclusion Project. Here's a bit about them.
"We work to make the inclusion of children with disabilities the EXPECTATION, not the exception. All too often, children with disabilities and their families find their recreational and social options extremely limited or segregated to special programming. The National Inclusion Project works to bridge this gap by providing recreational programs and community organizations the tools and training they need so that children of ALL abilities have the chance to play, laugh, and learn TOGETHER.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The National Inclusion Project operates on three core beliefs:EVERY child can participate,
EVERY child can make a friend and
EVERY child can succeed.
WHAT WE DO
With those beliefs in mind, we've made it our mission to make the inclusion of children with disabilities the EXPECTATION, not the exception.
HOW WE DO IT
We work with community organizations and recreational
programs, providing them with the training, tools, and support
they need so that children with disabilities can be included in ALL
of their activities and programs."
The story of how this organization was born is very sweet, please head over to their website to read all about it, www.inclusionproject.org. There are so many ways you can help this awesome organization - become a volunteer, be a GEM, send a kid to camp, or just give a one-time donation. Every child should have the opportunity to be included.