Until Medicare and other Insurance companies come forward, here are some ways you can work towards getting an iPad for your child:
You have no problems asking friends and family to donate money for a great non-profit organization but you would never ask for yourself. Change that mindset in a hurry! When it comes to your child’s needs you should not be ashamed or embarrassed. Think about the impact it will have on your child and how it will affect him or her in the future. You are not begging for money you are advocating for your child!
You can fundraise the old fashioned way by going to 20 Friends & Family members and asking them to give $25 each or you can set up an online Fundraising Campaign where you can send out emails and raise money online. ChipIn.com or GiveForward.com are two such companies that support micro fundraising.
2. Keep The Change
Every time you make a cash purchase take the change you get back (up to $5) and put it away for an iPad. You won’t miss those nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills but it will add up very quickly. On average you could squirrel away $5-$8 a week which would get you an iPad in under
3. Points or Miles
If you have a credit card that gives you points or miles for every dollar spent save them up for an iPad. Most cards will let you redeem your points for an iPad or for cash which you can then use to purchase an iPad. Hopefully you have a card that gives you double miles or points on gas or grocery purchases which will get you to your goal quicker.
4-6. Organizations Giving iPads to special needs families
While it’s not as easy as it sounds there are organizations out there giving away iPads to children with special needs.
Here is a list of some of them previously mentioned on Squidalicious.
iHelp for Special Needs is dedicated to help raise funds for children with special needs to receive iPads & Apps to assist with communication, life & Social skills.
The Conover Company is a maker of special needs apps for the iPhone and iPad. They also give out the Conover Mobile Technology Grant is to promote the use of mobile technology and their apps to improve an individuals freedom and independence.
Danny’s Wish is committed to providing life enhancing resources and experiences for children and families dealing with autism and autism spectrum disorders. Their goal for this campaign is to raise $50,000 to supply approximately 100 iPads to those children affected and in need the most.
Source: Tzvi Schectman, Friendship Circle Family Coordinator
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