Paying for the medical equipment and treatments for special needs kids is challenging for lower and middle-income families, as insurance does not always cover all the medical care they need. Medicaid has income eligibility regulations and especially people who are in the middle-income range, often have to pay large deductibles and incur uncovered costs.
Some of the suggestions for raising funds for your disabled child are to create a fundraising cause for him or her. Another option is Give Locally. The mission of the website is:
"To assist working-class Americans who encounter hardships and who would otherwise be overlooked by charities or government services."
The application for help is screened and if it meets the criteria of the organization, your story goes on the website requesting donations. The donated money is paid directly to the vendor or entity that provided the service. If you feel uncomfortable having to ask for help, you can donate to someone else at a later date when your circumstances change.
It is not a non-profit organization under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so if you want to donate instead of receive, it will not be tax deductible. The founders of the company find it less restrictive without the government regulations associated with being tax exempt.
Questions or comments? Please contact Pat Wright.