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On any given day in Arizona, parents can receive a diagnosis that will change their lives and the life of a child.  

This new reality affects an entire family.

How do parents cope with everything that goes along with raising a child with a disability?   Where do they go for help and support?

Raising Special Kids is here for them.

To give support, information, guidance – and hope.

You can be a hope-giver too.

When you give a donation to Raising Special Kids, you provide on-going support for families of children with special health care needs.

Your generosity helps parents gain the knowledge and skills they need to become good advocates for their child’s care.

And, your gift creates a solid foundation. They will count on Raising Special Kids to be there – to give them hope and help.  

Please join us in building this foundation.

Become a donor and a hope-giver, too.   Thank you! 

The Annual Fund

Your donation to the annual fund enables Raising Special Kids to help more than 7,000 families each year by:

  • Answering difficult questions when parents first learn of their child’s diagnosis and as health conditions change
  • Helping parents find solutions to hard problems through education and training
  • Creating opportunities for children with special needs
  • Empowering parents to advocate for their children in all areas of care
  • Helping to ensure that ALL CHILDREN have equal access to education


Learn about our Monthly Giving Program!

Tax Credit Program

Did you know that Arizona offers a Credit for Donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations? Make a donation to Raising Special Kids and GET IT ALL BACK! This program allows Arizona residents to claim a donation of up to $800 per family ($400 for individuals) as an income tax credit. You will have not just another deduction—it’s a true tax credit that reduces the amount you owe the state… dollar for dollar. Your gift helps thousands of Arizona families and children with disabilities find the help they need with some of the hardest problems they have ever faced.


Did you know?

Corporate matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions to Raising Special Kids and increase the impact of your gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution. Ask your human resources representative if your employer offers matching gifts!

Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. Most corporate procedures are simple:

  • Request a Matching Form from your company.
  • Complete and submit the form to Raising Special Kids along with your gift. We are a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 86-0517082
  • Raising Special Kids will verify the completed form and return it to the company.
  • The company issues a matching gift contribution to Raising Special Kids.

Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:
Raising Special Kids Development
5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 204
Phoenix, AZ 85034


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