I CAN TOO Foundation is an international charity organization dedicated to supporting children with special needs. It was established in 2006 in Bulgaria as a private initiative by Nelly Radeva.
In 2012 I CAN TOO was registered in the USA as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
I CAN TOO raises awareness of the dire situation of children with special needs and their families. The organization believes that proper support to these children would provide them with the opportunity to reach their full potential and fully integrate into the society. I CAN TOO advocates for more community, individual, and organizational involvement as an effective way of improving the lives of those children. The foundation uses arts and media events to promote and advocate for children with special needs rights, raise funds and invest in support therapeutic centers for those children and their families.
I CAN TOO joins efforts with celebrities, key opinion leaders, companies and foundations. Its activities are supported by in-kind donations from all areas of business and entertainment, private entities and individuals, and by the non-monetary partnership and support of the government.
The main idea of I CAN TOO is that everyone can join to support and contribute by whatever they can do best. Following this principle, the organization opened two therapeutic Centers for children with special needs in Bulgaria. The first one for disabled children in the city of Sofia was established in five short months and entirely by in-kind donations. Since then, the center has been providing therapies for 370 children per month. The second one – I CAN TOO Center for Autistic Children in the city of Plovdiv, is the the biggest Center in Bulgaria. It provides therapy for autistic children as well as education and support for their whole family.
I CAN TOO supports more than 650 children with special needs and their families across Bulgaria and two existing therapeutic centers for those children in the city of Sofia – by directing donors and volunteers to them.
Over 400 international celebrities have become faces of I CAN TOO and have been spreading awareness of its mission and operations worldwide.
I CAN TOO‘s goal in the USA is to expand out activities and work together with other US and international organizations to improve the quality of life of more children and help their families through diagnostic and care facilities, patient education and raising awareness.
We also aim to establish an endowment fund for funding research and other programs, which will enable us to not only diagnose and provide support, but to also look for the cause of autism and other conditions and contribute towards finding treatment.
We are developing a network of supporters and during the last five years there have been many events, dedicated to the organization in different American cities (New York, Boston, DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose). We are involving individuals, businesses, and have the support of the Bulgarian diplomatic missions across the USA.