The Robbie Foundation continues to bridge the gap for children with developmental disabilities in Maine

Robbie Foundation Awards CeremonyRobbie Foundation donates more than 12-thousand dollars worth of adaptive equipment, technology and treatment at a special celebration.

More than a dozen children and youth with developmental disabilities were the guests of honor at a special celebration sponsored by the Robbie Foundation.

The celebration took place on Saturday, February 16th.  This was an amazing celebration for all involved. WCSH6-TV’s Jackie Ward served as the master of ceremonies and once again did a superb job representing RF and our mission.

Robbie Foundation gave away numerous items, ranging from an adaptive tricycle, wheel chair lift parts, weighted vests and an all terrain wheel chair. The foundation also donated 8 iPads, therapeutic swimming and horseback riding lessons, and iPad communication software.

The recipients come from across the state from southern Maine to Dover-Foxcroft. They range in age from two years old to 18 and their disabilities include autism, neurological disorders to cerebral palsy.

The foundation chooses recipients every three months through an application process which includes letters of recommendations from therapists, doctors and teachers. This quarter the foundation received requests that totaled more than 20-thousand dollars.

The foundation has donated more the 45-thousand dollars worth of equipment, treatments and services over the past two years thanks to the hard work of volunteers, businesses and foundations including Walgreen’s, Black Bear Medical and the Davis Family Foundation.

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