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Disabled Children's Relief Fund

P.O. Box 89 Freeport, New York 11520

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Mission: Disabled Children's Relief Fund (DCRF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization,  provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery. Blind, Deaf, Amputees, and children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spastic Quadriplegia, Encephalitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spina Bifida, Down's Syndrome, and other disabilities receive assistance. DCRF focuses special attention on helping children throughout the U.S. that do not have adequate health insurance, especially the physically challenged. In some cases, DCRF may be the last resort.

Services: DCRF grant applications may be used for modest awards for assistive devices, rehabilitative services, arts and humanities projects, or for efforts to bolster compliance with existing laws for the benefit of children with disabilities. Applications may be submitted by families (parent or guardian) for an individual child, or by a non-profit organization for a small group of children.

Eligibility: People needing help for small grants for assistive devices and rehabilitative services for children up to 18 years old can apply.  More than one grant can be received, but you must reapply for each.

To apply: an application form is available online, but it cannot be accessed online. It must be printed from and mailed in. The 2007deadline was September 30, and a current form is not available as of February 10, 2007. Applications are accepted between April and September, and only one application per year is accepted. The application must be complete or it will not be considered.