By Tim Farrar, TechRadars staff article Robinshood is a nonprofit group that helps children with disabilities.
The organization was founded by a father and daughter, Adam and Melissa.
They’re looking for $1.2 million to help their children with the cost of attending school, which is estimated to be around $10,000 a year.
“We want to give them the best possible start in life.
That is our top priority, so we’re going to work with the community to do that,” Adam told TechRadAR.
“We’re working with the school district, we’re working at the county level, and we’re also working at other non-profits that provide educational services to help them, and that’s what we’re trying to do here.”
Adam said the organization had to raise about $2 million in order to get Robinshot up and running.
He said he’s raised $500,000 through a crowdfunding campaign.
“The goal is to give these kids a chance to live independently, but also to learn how to be independent and succeed, which has to be a positive thing for them, as well,” he said.
Robinshood has a program for students with special needs, including autism and intellectual disability, as its focus.
Adam said he was inspired by the work of his son, who has cerebral palsy.
“My son has cerebral plexus syndrome.
He has some severe limitations, but he’s a really smart kid and he loves learning, so I wanted to give him a chance,” Adam said.
The children’s group has raised $1 million in a crowdfunding effort to provide funding for his school and his father’s school.
The Robinshouldn’t have been able to continue without that support, Adam said, but now it’s just a matter of waiting for the funds to arrive.