The Special Wings Foundation was started at the end of 2012 with the express purpose of raising funds for the education and therapy of children with special needs, whose parents are unable to afford the education that they deserve.
Despite being very new and without any grants, our dedicated team members have managed to raise over R200 000. This has been used to keep a number of children in a private special needs school. A school where the children have access to specialized therapists. Some of these children cannot walk, some cannot talk and some just sit in their chairs but with the assistance of the school they are happier than ever before and parents can communicate with them using sign language specifically engineered for each child and family.
To date our goal was to assist one child, it then grew to three and now we have three more on the waiting list, who we desperately would like to assist. Unfortunately, we have not got enough funds yet. However, with our annual events on the horizon we know through hard work, we will raise the money needed to support these children and hopefully more.
Our goal is to one day increase the number of schools offering this support and hopefully establish our own school with affordable care for these families. There are very few grants available to these families, and the grants there are, wouldn’t cover a single months school fees, let alone the medical expenses faced by these families for therapy’s, operations or specialized equipment needed to do basic activities that we take for granted.
Special Wings Foundation will succeed as we know there are people out there willing to assist us and at each event we see the caring people of South Africa opening their warm hearts and pockets to help these children.
Who wouldn’t want one of these gorgeous but totally unique back pack?
Each back pack is beautifully lined inside and stitching on the outside matches the lining. The outside has all sorts of pockets that makes each bag completely unique and incredibly funky but very versatile as well. They all close with a draw string.
They fit school books and files perfectly, so great for that cool student.
Reversible Placemats – The perfect house warming gift.
Our gorgeous reversible placemats are so different they will be an awesome conversation topic at any meal you are hosting.
The front denim is completely different on each individual mat, but the backs are standard colours.
Our exam pencil cases are always very popular and a MUST during exams
Most schools have a very strict rule during exams that they have to have their stationery in clear packaging. Our pencil cases are absolutely perfect for this as it holds everything you need, and you can literally use it from grade 4-matric or whatever grade your exams start in.