Invest in Us

An Update on COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unbelievable burden on our families of all abilities. They are in crisis, and the fear and isolation of being a special needs parent have been amplified. Many of our parents have lost their support systems and have had to take on the role of teacher, therapist, and aide by themselves. In addition to being exhausted, they are terrified for their child’s health and struggling with lost income.

ESP has created the first-ever Emergency Family Support Fund to provide financial assistance, safe respite care, and meal deliveries. We did not budget for this but have chosen to expand our mission to serve our families in need. We hope you will stand beside us in providing relief, care, and hope by making a donation to the fund. Your support will make it possible for ESP to see our families through this crisis.

As we grow, we are committed to keeping program costs low for our families, so that they can focus on their child’s experiences rather than financing them. To make that possible, we rely on the support of our community. It is thanks to your generosity that ESP is able to provide our programs. We thank you for taking the time to partner with us and are grateful that you have chosen to support the individuals and families we serve throughout the year.

Ways to Give:

Corporate Partnership

ESP's Corporate Partners have the opportunity to directly support ESP's growth and mission through annual sponsorship. In return, they receive volunteer opportunities, online recognition, and recognition at our events!

Fan Club

The Fan Club gives families in our community the opportunity to provide the annual support we rely on! With their monthly commitment, Fan Club members receive special updates as well as a yard flag to share their support.

Other Ways to Give:

  • Our team is constantly looking for ways to enrich our programs and support our participants. We have an updated list of needs (like paper products and cleaning supplies) and wishes (like new music equipment) on our Amazon wishlist.

    Hint: start using Amazon Smile to shop! If you choose ESP, a portion of your purchase will benefit ESP!

  • While our Fan Club and Corporate Partnership programs are what we rely on for daily support, we are also deeply grateful for non-cash donations. These could include donations of automobiles, land, stocks, food, or other supplies

  • For those looking to make a lasting impact on ESP and the many children who will be served by our mission, a legacy gift through our Endowment Fund is a beautiful option!

  • We are honored to share the memory of your loved one and the organization they held dear through memorial gifts.

If you have a donation to make or are interested in learning more about alternative ways to contribute to ESP's mission and ongoing growth, please contact our Director of Development, Ashley Stewart. Her email is ashley@extraspecialpeople.com.

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