Providing excellent care for children with special needs is a costly challenge. Please see below Sabrina Love Foundation Wishlist – this provides a good idea of the kind of funding that we need every year. Please send through a donation or Support-A-Star if you would like to assist us with the mammoth task of raising funds.
Professional Care – Occupational Therapist
Our Children require increased professional care such as occupational therapists and speech therapists on a regular basis.
Annual Cost: R132,000 for additional speech therapist or OT
Professional Care – Physical Therapist
Currently our budget only allows for part time care. Our wish is to employ more full time therapists.
Annual Cost: R48,000 provides for additional 2 visits per week to day care centre.
Children requiring power chairs, standing frames and IT Equipment to aid learning and coping.
Annual Cost: R50,000/power chair
Either a supply of nappies or funding for 20,000 nappies per year
Annual Cost: R40,000
Stipends for Parents
Parents are provided with a monthly stipend of R1,500 per month to assist with the additional costs of raising a special needs child.
Annual Cost: R90,000/family
Besides the daily transport to our day-care centre the funds required are specifically for families with their children that need to be transported to Medical centres for treatment and check-ups. I.e. Between Plettenberg Bay, George and Cape Town
Annual Cost: R100,000
Care Givers in the Community
A great success has been the integration of special needs kids into main stream creches within the community. To allow this to happen we need to have dedicated care givers to accompany these kids and provide full time attention daily at the crèche. This has proven to be a very effective way for children to learn vital life skills, integrate into the community and reduce costs of the alternative being housed at the day care centre.
Annual cost of one Care Giver: R36 000