Children's Relief Fund


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TeachingChildren'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 these services.
  • 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 Davis.
  • 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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