Easier access to rehabilitation for children with special needs thanks to a joint campaign of Fantastico and I CAN TOO Foundation
Children with special needs will have easy access to rehabilitation in the “Center for
Hope” in Sofia thanks to a joint campaign of a retail chain Fantastico and I CAN TOO Foundation.
The charity campaign was held in September 2019 and managed to raise BGN 99087 mainly through donations from customers of the FANTASTICO chain stores (the equivalent of Wholefoods in Bulgaria). Our program was named “Mobile Therapist” and all the funds collected were used for purchasing a specialized minibus with which the children with special needs will be able to reach the center for rehabilitation and go back home safe.
Part of the funds will be provided for a driver’s salary as well as bus fuel.
This donation will be essential for the families of children with multiple disabilities because the transportation of these children is extremely difficult or even close to impossible. The main purpose of Mobile Therapist program was to provide transport for over 50 children with severe disabilities so that they can be easily moved from their homes to the Centre of rehabilitation and back. Regular rehabilitation for these children is life-sustaining and its absence can lead to serious consequences and deterioration of their condition.
Many children are deprived of this type of therapy simply due to the lack of specialized transport.
The minibus is equipped with a trolley platform for wheelchairs.
Although its production had taken quite some time, on June 25, 2020, the vehicle was delivered to the Center for Hope.
The keys were officially handed over by the director of Marketing and Advertising of FANTASTICO – Miroslava Georgieva. Official guests were Nelly Radeva, founder of I CAN TOO Foundation, and Deputy Director of the school for blind children “Louis Braille”. Louis Braille school is also a home for the Center for Rehabilitation of Children with Multiple Disabilities (Center for Hope). https://www.icantoo.eu/en/projects/mobile-therapeutist/
FANTASTICO and I CAN TOO would like to thank for both help and trust to those who have joined the campaign.
We will continue to do our best to provide support to Center of Hope.