Who we help
Families of children with special needs & Organizations supporting children with special needs
Since the foundation’s inception in 2014 we have provided direct financial support, scholarships, and donated specialized equipment to the families of many special needs children.
Justin - Queens, NY
In January 2019, our foundation donated a custom designed motorized car seat to 12 year old, Justin from Queens NY. The seat allows Justin to get into and out of his parents’ SUV with safety and ease and gives him the freedom to do the things he likes best. In the Spring of 2019 Justin joined a wheelchair baseball league in Battery Park City and is now able to enjoy the exercise and competition associated with playing ball with other children his age. Having the motorized seat makes it easy for Justin’s parents to transport him to his games as well as to his many other appointments.
When not playing baseball, Justin enjoys listening to music (Taylor Swift is his favorite artist) and most of all exploring New York City. As he says himself “I was born to be in NYC”. Having the freedom to explore his favorite city in safety and in comfort is a source of great joy for Justin and his family.
Rafa - Nyack, NY
Sinead’s Green Heart Foundation has granted several scholarships to enable special needs children attend music therapy programs at Music for Life Creative Arts Therapy in Nyack, NY. Pictured here is Rafa, a scholarship recipient, enjoying his newly acquired guitar playing skills.
Music for Life Creative Arts Therapy uses music to help build musical as well as social, emotional, cognitive, speech, language and communication and physical skills. No musical experience is necessary to benefit from music therapy.
Since 2015 the foundation has supported The Children of Promise Stables and several other organizations whose mission is to help children with special needs.
Children of Promise Stable
Our foundation has supported Children of Promise Stable (COPS) in Nanuet, NY since 2015. In addition to the donation of saddles we provide two riding scholarships each year to children with special needs. Pictured here on horseback surrounded by COPS staff and volunteers is Joseph from Pearl River NY, a 2019 recipient of a Sinead’s Green Heart Foundation riding scholarship.
Children of Promise Stable provides professional equine assisted activities and therapies for children with special needs through a diversified equestrian riding program.
Join Our Boys Trust
In May 2019 Sinead’s Green Heart Foundation made a financial donation to the Join Our Boys Trust to help in their efforts to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and to provide support for the practical needs of Archie, George, and Isaac Naughton, three brothers from County Roscommon in Ireland who are all terminally ill with the disease.
DMD is a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease that destroys muscle tissue. There is currently no treatment or cure for DMD.
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
In 2017 Sinead’s Green Heart Foundation made a sizable donation to the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Westchester County, NY. The funds donated were put towards the purchase of CD players, headphones, and a Somatron sound chair to aid in music therapy for pediatric patients.
The hospital’s Art and Music Therapy program uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of patients of all ages. The creative process helps children cope with illness, reduces stress and increases self-esteem.
In 2016 the Foundation made a sizable donation to Jawonio in Rockland County NY. The donated funds were used for the purchase of much needed equipment for Jawonio’s development programs. Pictured here is Justin, seated in an adaptive chair purchased with the donated funds.
Jawonio is dedicated to advancing the independence, well-being, and equality of people with disabilities and special needs. The organization is the premier provider of lifespan services in the Hudson Valley of New York State for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, and chronic medical conditions.
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