Each year CVS Caremark awards Community Grants to non-profits serving children of all abilities. We are proud to partner with these community groups who in turn help us achieve the mission of CVS All Kids Can - enabling children to Learn, Play and Succeed in life. Visit CVS Caremark's website to learn more about the CVS Caremark Community Grants.
Courage Center is a national rehabilitation center for people with physical disabilities, brain injuries, speech or vision impairments, or hearing loss. They offer comprehensive, lifelong services to people of all ages, from infants to seniors. Founded in 1928 as the Minnesota Society for Crippled Children and Adults, their mission is to empower people with physical disabilities to reach for their full potential in every aspect of life. They are guided by the vision that one day, all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities not disabilities.
The donation we received from CVS last year allowed us to replace old program equipment such as helmets in our horseback riding program. Our campers are safer and still having a great time because of your gift. Thank you CVS!
--Tom Fogarty, Interim Director of Courage Camping Services
The organization provides a library of disability-specific materials, support groups, workshops, equipment exchange, and scholarships for exercise programs. Also, they counsel housing discrimination cases and help reinforce ADA compliance, process and match people for shared housing requests and zip trips for needing transportation working through volunteers.
The organization was founded to fill a void for student-athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments. This void is the accessibility to interscholastic sports teams and opportunity to reap the benefits that are associated with such participation. These benefits include increased self-esteem, better classroom performance, peer-acceptance, increase in overall health, and overall better quality of life. To date, AAASP is the only organization that operates within the school system and in a dual governance alliance with a high school association to provide interscholastic sports for this population.
Through the generosity of CVS' All Kids Can program, the American Association of adaptedSPORTS Programs was able to produce and distribute an innovative Track and Field Coaches Training Video and Manual.
-- Evan M. Pearson, Director of Development
The Children's Theraplay Foundation is a nonprofit outpatient rehabilitation clinic for children with special needs. Their goal is to provide equine-assisted physical and occupational therapy to special needs children. They are dedicated to providing services to any child who may benefit, regardless of their family's ability to pay.
Because of the donations people like you have made to TherAplay, Jessica was able to continue hippotherapy at a discounted fee while Brian and I fight insurance, apply for Medicaid disability and/or find a way to pay for her therapy.
-- April Harmeson, Proud Parent
SWHD is a nonprofit educational and human services organization founded in 1981, which provides comprehensive services to young children and their families who face challenges related to health, child abuse and neglect, mental health, poverty and disabilities. The mission of SWHD is to create a positive future for young children. The Assistive Technology Training and Resource Center offers services for children with disabilities, which includes workshops and training, support for professionals and school districts, lending libraries, and support assistive technology users designed to increase independence within the school environment.
The goal of this project is to pair up a typical child with a special needs child to do activities with. The ideas is for both to understand how they think, view things around them, and to really learn about each other and their environment, but most importantly to understand the friendship is not limited. Another part of the program is organizing events for the whole family to participate in.
We were able to assist families with scholarships to our bowling program and our end of season bowling party at which we served pizza, soda, and trophies for all the kids. They really enjoy these as they will probably never get a trophy for anything else. We also used some funds for a Night Out with Autism. We had over 120 families come out for this event. We were also able to purchase more brochures, letter head, paper, ink. We are also going to be doing social skills training through drama & acting for kids of all ages and disabilities. We are doing IEP & 504 training classes for parents
-- Ron Mesna