CLEVELAND – March 11, 2022 – PRLog — Today, the Board of Directors of the Orange Effect Foundation approved grants to 15 children totaling more than $21,000. These grants advance the Foundation’s mission to empower children with speech disorders by providing funds for summer speech camp, dedicated speech devices, and weekly speech therapy.
“We’ve seen families who are unable to make speech therapy a priority because they’re having difficulty affording even the basics for their children. Orange Effect grants remove the financial obstacle and make consistent therapy a reality,” said Board member Tom Leskovec.
Tom Leskovec and a team of dedicated volunteers who serve on the Orange Effect board bring the mission of the Orange Effect Foundation to life. Each quarter, the board reviews grant applications from needy families across the United States. Using insight and experience, the board carefully reviews applications to determine medical and financial need. They seek to assist as many children as possible with the resources available each quarter.
Last year, the Orange Effect Foundation funded 60 children with grants totaling $105,000. With upcoming fundraisers, including the 100 Holes for Golf Marathon and the 16th Annual OEF Golf for Autism, the Foundation is on track to provide even more support for needy children with speech disorders in 2022.
About the Orange Effect Foundation
The foundation, while officially formed in 2014, actually began back in 2001, when the founders’ son was born with autism. Early intervention helped him to become a heartwarming and independent young man. The Pulizzi family wanted to give back by empowering other children with the therapy and tools they need to communicate effectively.