In 2022, The Jeffrey Foundation celebrates 50 years of services to children with special needs and families. When I think back over the years, I am proud of all the Foundation has accomplished.
In the early ’70s, when I moved to Los Angeles from Chicago with my son Jeffrey, I quickly discovered there was no adequate childcare available in Los Angeles for children with special needs. As a result, I started a grassroots program from my home.
Today, The Jeffrey Foundation serves all of Los Angeles, offering childcare, after school programs, parenting programs, inclusion programs, and other invaluable programs to children with special needs and their families.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Foundation teachers in our Los Angeles headquarters at 5470 W. Washington Boulevard have successfully provided remote services to our Los Angeles students.
Using The Jeffrey Foundation model and taking advantage of remote learning capabilities, I am happy to announce the launch of Special Child USA, a national nonprofit that will serve children with special needs and their families throughout the United States through online remote classes and programs at specialchildusa.org.
As the Coronavirus is still affecting us and keeping us in our homes, remote learning on a national level through SpecialChildUSA.org is especially important.
Between November 1 and December 31, 2020, we will also be launching a National Art Contest to benefit SpecialChildUSA.org programs. We are asking entrants to create a painting or drawing demonstrating their “Circle of Love" (family and friends). Please SHARE this message with your Circle of Love!
Prize winners announced February 15, 2021. For more information, visit SpecialChildUSA.org. Please DONATE at specialchildusa.org, by calling 323-965-7536 or mailing a check to The Jeffrey Foundation, 5470 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016.
Wishing you a blessed holiday season!
5470 W. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90016
November, December 2020
Alyce Morris Winston
CEO and Founder
A Message from our Founder
Back To School — Pre K Class
On September 8, 2020 following the State directives on keeping safe during COVID-19, The Jeffrey Foundation welcomed back the 2020 Pre-K class.
For Your Recent Generous Donations Assisting our Essential Programs During the Covid-19 Crisis & as we approach our 50th Year in 2022!
Please email your favorite family recipe for our Circle of Love Cookbook. Please note:
The recipe can be an original or from a cookbook). Please keep it simple .
Email a nice quality photo of you.
Provide a paragraph or two about the why the recipe has meaning for you/.
Email Suz Landay and Maryann Spencer your questions, recipe & photo to email@example.com by Feb. 14, 2021.
The nonprofit human-I-T.org recently donated 10 Chromebooks to The Jeffrey Foundation, families, and staff. Every device includes one year of unlimited technical support, hardware warranty, nad aassistance signing up for low-cost intrenet for interested households. Thank you, Dr. Kisoon Park for introducing the Foundation to human-I-T.org. Donations like these computers are vital to our remote learning!
Santa will be distributing holiday gifts on Thursday, December 17 at Noon at a Virtual Drive-By Event. The Jeffrey Foundation will be accepting gift donations from now until December 17, 2020. To donate, contact 323-965-7536.
Circle of Love Cookbook - Your Recipes Please!
The Jeffrey Foundation's Wall of Honor
Become a "Wall of Honor" Donor. The Jeffrey Foundation is currently taking reservations for building plaques on the NEW "Wall of Honor" outside of our building at 5470 Washington Boulevard. For more information, contact: 323-965-7536. Donations of $50,000 or more will automatically be included in this Wall of Honor program. Make your tax deductible gift by December 31, 2020.
Holiday Toy Drive
& Virtual Drive By Santa
human-I-T.org Computer Grant
July through December 2020 - Remote Online Classes
The Jeffrey Foundation is currently operating programs remotely. For more information, call 323.965.7536.
December 17, Noon - Jeffrey Foundation Virtual Board Meeting
The next Foundation Board meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Noon.
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020, Special Child USA Art Contest
Entries in the Special Child USA Art Contest will be accepted from November 1 - Thursday, December 31. Mail entries with a release form signed by a parent or guardian to: The Jeffrey Foundation, 5470 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Visit: thejeffreyfoundation.org for more information or call (323) 965-7536. Alyce Morris Winston, Joanna Kermani, and other Circle of Love members are working to support this program.
For more information on our events call (323) 965-7536.
P.S. Alyce is currently working on her second book "Special Child" to be out in early 2021!
Contact Maryann Ridini Spencer, Public Relations,
for Book Signing events.
Proceeds from the book to benefit the Foundation. Call 323-965-7536
To Jeffrey with Love
Available on Amazon, in Bookstores,
and at The Jeffrey Foundation!
The Jeffrey Foundation is pleased to announce the unveiling of the new SpecialChildUSA.org website.
The purpose of Special Child U.S.A. is to reach children with special needs and families throughout the United States and the world. Our website serves to educate, entertain, and inspire.
Now, more than ever, children with special needs and their families need our valuable remote services. We offer a variety of classes and programs, which we'll be adding to over time.
Through the online learning tab at the top of the site, you'll find portals to sing-a-longs, arts & crafts, storytime readings of beloved, classic books, parent assistance, fit & fun exercise and movement, and social skills classes.
If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in any area of these remote learning classes, please contact Maryann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your spreading the word about Special Child USA and our remote learning site . Thank you also for your donations in assisting our programs to serve those in our community and beyond. Call us at 323-965-7536 and Please DONATE online at specialchildusa.org
-Alyce Morris Winston
“A guiding light from above directs Alyce in all she does to benefit (her children.) She is unique and we appreciate and love her.”
– Helen and Peter Mark Richman
“Once in a while, a foundation comes along that meets the needs of the special needs children and their families in our community. I have watched The Jeffrey Foundation grow through the years and commend Ms. Alyce Morris Winston and her staff and volunteers for all their dedicated service to the community for over 47 years.” – Honorable Diane Watson
“A fabulous, quintessential woman who has made the world a better place is my longtime friend, Alyce Morris.” – Connie Stevens
“I have been a strong supporter of The Jeffrey Foundation since my son Brian was in The Jeffrey Foundation’s After School program, Saturday Fun Club, and Jeffrey Boy Scout troop. It is remarkable what Alyce and her team have accomplished and how many children and families the programs have served in 47 years! – Marcia Brickley Vice Chair of The Jeffrey Foundation Board of Directors
“You have grown our dream into something much larger than I could have ever expected since the time my brother David attended. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for my family when we needed you most.” – Melissa Thompson
See UPCOMING EVENTS page for Book Signings!
Foundation Goal for 2020 $500,000.00
Amount needed: $366,060.51
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