Charities We Recommend

This is a purposely small list of Charities that Sammi Haney has been helped by or personally involved with (our goal is not a big directory of Charities, but ones we can personally recommend). These are charities that we promote & support, and we hope you will be encouraged to do the same.

https://www.morganswonderland.com

Sammi loves going here and got to be the one to light their Christmas Tree in 2019. Morgan's Wonderland is the world's first Ultra-Accessible™, family fun park located in San Antonio, Texas. Visit our park to experience accessible rides.

https://teletonusa.org/
Sammi gets her physical & other therapies here at a significantly reduced cost. Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA (CRIT) is the largest private pediatric rehabilitation system in the world with more than 110,000 patients treated to date in the United States and Mexico.

https://www.kinetickidstx.org
Sammi loves their programs. Kinetic Kids mission is to enrich the lives of children with special needs and their families through sports, fine arts and educational programs to foster the development of courage, confidence, fitness, pride, joy and community.



https://tinysuperheroes.com
Sammi got her cape and has been adding badges to it ever since. Tiny Super Heroes provides capes to children overcoming any illness or disability, and then they can earn badges to sew on it.

https://www.kiddskids.org
Kidd's kids & Kidd Kraddick Morning Show https://www.kiddnation.com/ listeners have sent over 1,000 kids (including Sammi) and their families on a trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

 

Make-A-Wish


http://www.cstx.wish.org
Because of Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas, in 2019 Sammi got to go to Universal Studios Hollywood, and go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (and many other attractions).

https://www.nataliegonchar.com/
Sammi loves this book and proceeds from the book sales will benefit Big Dreams Children’s Foundation http://www.bigdreamscf.org/, which provides medical, financial, and emotional support for kids with disabilities around the world.



https://hemisfair.org/event/inclusion-programming/
Sammi loves their events. They do inclusive events in San Antonio at Hemisfair, check their calendar https://hemisfair.org/events/ They often post upcoming events on their Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hemisfair/

https://www.coyounity.com/
Donate toys, concert tickets, gift cards etc... here. Sammi got invloved in this and got to meet some great kids that interviewed her. CoYOUnity is a non-profit youth program servicing New York City, by providing an incentive to learn. CoYOUnity sponsors classes, workshops, and mini challenges, to children and teens, and then rewards them with toys, concert tickets, gift cards, and more. By rewarding youth for their efforts, we help children associate learning with gratification.



http://www.savingourdaughters.org

Sammi is a celebrity godparent in Keke Palmer's Saving Our Daughters Cinderellas Family. Saving Our Daughters is a 501 c-3 organization which works with girls from multicultural backgrounds through theater, film, culinary and literacy, to help them to overcome the many obstacles they face growing up: bullying (cyber, gossip, face-to-face), dating abuse, domestic violence and other esteem slayers. Saving Our Daughters creates the tools to get teen girls fired up to take the power away from negative issues of bullying, as celebrity supported art programs educate girls beyond the borders of a traditional classroom.
http://fbfdolls.org/
Sammi loves the doll they made her! Feel Better Friends is celebrating 5 years of making handmade dolls stuffed with love and well wishes, crafted by volunteers and donated to children battling cancer and other illnesses.  These well loved dolls are custom made with the child’s likeness in mind, matching eye and hair color, and replicating the child’s favorite outfit to the best of our ability.



https://www.sharingtheweight.org/
They made Sammi a weighted blanket after her back surgery and she loves it! Sharing The Weight is a non profit organization that makes and distributes weighted blankets to special needs children free of charge.


http://www.campattitude.org/
Sammi went here with her family and loved it. The vision of Camp Attitude Oregon, Inc. is to become the premier fully wheelchair accessible camping facility in the Western United States by: Providing a camping facility for year round usage and serving an ever increasing number of people with diverse abilities, in helping people become emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
We no longer support the OIF. A black member of the OIF posted a link to a page on their FaceBook group about black people with disabilities being mistreated and they deleted the post. I (Dad) then reposted an image of a discussion about them deleting the post (because comments had been turned off) and saying if they continue to stand with those exercising their white privilege in the group, saying the post was political, that I would leave the OIF. They won't stand with their black members that are posting about racism. They also deleted my post. Many of the members posted very racist comments (blaming black people for the stats that they are arrested/jailed more often, and more in poverty), they were all white and when I looked at their personal feeds they were all very pro-trump and anti-BLM. If they are throwing their weight around and pressuring the group on what can be posted, I want no part of it. Here is a link to the post that was deleted, as you can see it is not controversial at all. Yet members said things like this about the article "get this racist sh#t out of here, this is suppose to be a safe place from stuff like that". I am not going to be in a group that caves to the "Karen's". You are on the wrong side of history.