The TSF

IMPACT

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What independence can look like:

Whether it be helping a young lady with cerebral palsy use technology to communicate with her family or purchasing and transporting a power wheelchair to a gentleman in Romania whose independence previously was being pushed around in a manual wheelchair the TSF is dedicated to making sure that as many people as possible have access to technology that will allow them to be more independent.

Being Aware...

 
 

The need for assistive technologies for people with mobility issues is great. The Christopher Reeve Foundation estimates there are approximately 5.4 million people living with paralysis in the United States (Christopher Reeves Foundation 2013). While not all of these people are paralyzed from the neck down and are in the greatest need there is no shortage of people who could use our help. The World Health Organization cited "Assistive technology enables people to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified lights, and to participate in education, the labor market in civic life. Without assistive technology, people are often excluded, isolated, and locked into poverty, thereby increasing the impact of disease and disability on a person, their family in society." Also" Today, only 1 in 10 people in need have access to assistive products." (World Health Organization 2016) This shows how important and necessary introduction to assistive technologies can be.

The groups targeted for outreach through our projects are men and women with a mobility impairment focusing on people without arm movement. Also, focusing on not only people who reach out to the foundation but actively searching for people with mobility issues that could use assistance.

 

My projects will be helping people who would not have access or the education to assistive technologies without our outreach and also those who can continue to grow with increased access and education to assistive technologies.

 

5.4 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING WITH PARALYSIS IN THE us

Christopher Reeves Foundation 2013

 

1 / 10 PEOPLE in NEED have access to ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGy products

World Health Organization 2016

 
 
 

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We do not charge our clients a fee if they cannot afford the product. If they communicate that they can afford a portion of their set up we will charge them for the balance of the setup billed to the TSF.

We currently partner with businesses and individuals that are interested in donating through The TSF’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to provide assistive technology that can have a great impact on our recipient lives. Our continued fundraising will include doing small local efforts such as fundraisers at the Hagan grocery store in Woodinville and Snohomish as well as partnering with local and national businesses that are interested in helping individuals achieve independence. At these local fundraisers we pass out information about the foundation, collect e-mails and spread the word of what we are trying to achieve. We hope to use these e-mails to acquire new donors . To spread the word of how important independence is on a larger scale we will have a series of videos that will show all of these devices that can help individuals regain independence. We will post these on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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We will also try to acquire donors that will donate monthly to the Foundation. Currently, we have many individuals that donate directly to the Foundation's PayPal account each month. We will also try to acquire new donors through e-mailing individuals asking for donations while sending a newsletter describing what the foundation has been doing. We will also try to acquire donors using the foundation's Facebook page that displays videos, thank you letters and information about the foundation.

In the future, we also will hold fundraisers that will incorporate corporations. Through doing this we anticipate receiving larger donations through a golf tournament or auction. This is something myself and the Board of Directors will work on.

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Help create INDEPENDENCE today!

 
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