The mission of Abby’s Helping Hand is to improve the quality of life for those afflicted with mitochondrial and other chronic diseases through support, education and research. What We DoThe overwhelming support of the community has inspired the Sauerhoefer family to form Abby’s Helping Hand to provide assistance and support to the most vulnerable of our community and surrounding areas.
Some examples of what we do include:
- Sponsor children to attend KidSpace, an adaptive play and wellness center in South Windsor, CT, or any adaptive play therapy facility. KidSpace’s mission is to provide a, SAFE, loving and stimulating environment for children with special needs and their families. They provide holistic treatment and teach the principles of goal directed, adaptive play to facilitate learning and socialization. See their website at http://www.kidspaceadaptiveplay.com/
- Provide financial assistance to families in need of medical equipment or home adjustments in order to improve the quality of life for loved ones with chronic disorders. Including communication tools such as iPads.
- Hunger is a serious problem in our community and surrounding areas. 1 out of 5 children in America struggle with hunger. Abby’s Helping Hand board members will volunteer our time to serve in soup kitchens in East Windsor and surrounding towns as well as donate goods to support food banks and human resource services in and around the area.
- Abby’s Helping Hand will give scholarship(s) to graduating high school students attending a four-year college pursuing a degree in the medical or teaching field.
- Abby’s Helping Hand will support the Special Education Department of East Windsor and surrounding towns by obtaining playground or PT/OT/Speech tools and services.
- Abby’s Helping Hand will support The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine who funds research for mitochondrial diseases such as Autism, Parkinson’s, ALS and Alzheimer’s.
- Abby’s Helping Hand will support other non-profit organizations who have a similar purpose.