“I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends…”

From helping the blind learn photography to playing bingo with homeless men and women to assisting disabled runners train for races and marathons, there are so many things that you can do to help.

Did you enjoy your community course with the AHRC? Do you wish the Special Olympics got as much coverage as professional cricket (no offense batsmen and bowlers)? Here are a few really cool organizations you may not have heard of that are helping people who aren’t as fortunate as we are.

  • KEEN New York: Enjoy an afternoon of fun, non-competitive sports activities with a child or teen with disabilities. Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a free Saturday recreation program for kids who are not able to participate in other programs due to their disabilities.
  • A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO): Help ALTSO transform the lives of children with limb disabilities in developing countries by offering them the physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work, and mobility.
  • VISIONS volunteers help make a difference in the everyday lives of people who are blind or visually impaired by helping read mail and other materials, escorting clients in the community, and helping in recreational activities like knitting, quilting, photography, ceramics, and more!
  • Achilles International volunteers help disabled runners with new equipment, participate in workouts, and more.
  • Barrier Free Living: Join the residents at Barrier Free Living, a facility on the Lower East Side that serves homeless, disabled men and women.
  • YAI Network, with more than 450 programs serving 20,000 people everyday, provides hope and opportunity to people of all ages with disabilities and their families.