Scholarship Awards $20,000

Scholarship Awards $20,000

PRESS RELEASE:  AFIRE  AWARDS $20,000 TO SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

Many area Adults with developmental disabilities have no where to go during the day. Tampa Bay area has 2300 adults on the Medicaid Waiver Wait list, awaiting services from the State of Florida. AFIRE raises funds yearly to send these special needs individuals to an Adult Day Training class. AFIRE raises funds through golf tournaments and has donated over $100,000 in the last five years to enable students to attend these classes.

Pinellas/Pasco has 13 of these ADT classes. For those on the Medicaid Waiver wait list the cost would be $25 to  $40 daily, a cost most families cannot afford.  The classes teach lifeskills, community inclusion, recreation and social adaptation enabling many of these students to reach their full potential in job preparedness and self care.

For the last five years AFIRE has partnered with the Dave Vosen Memorial Golf Tournament to raise these funds.

AFIRE awards Certificates of Scholarship at our annual Christmas Dinner Dance. AFIRE, a non profit  501 has been quietly supporting these special needs individuals since 1987 in Pinellas County.

See our Gallery of Photos (being updated from 12/2  through 12/9):

https://afirepinellas.org/afiregallery/scholarship-awards-holiday-photos/

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