When inspiration meets need …
We are not only about charity funding through Special Kids Fund but are best known for our wheelchair van assistance program, MagicMobility Vans.
It all began in 2006 as an outgrowth of our ‘donate a car’ fundraiser. Daniel Goodman, our CEO, began to notice an occasional donation of a handicap van. And, having their own special needs child who enjoyed his wheelchair van, Daniel thought it was a ‘waste’ to send such a vehicle to a dealer auction. Typically, that would only bring several hundred to a few thousand dollars in funding, with the van even likely to be used for other purposes.
Why not hold the van and find a local needy family that could enjoy such a gift. Eventually, when we saw that no one was doing this nationwide, the program expanded to fill the need. Now we get requests and donations from across the country!