Our goal is to enhance the quality of life and improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of our precious recipients. Through our gifting program, we help these special children acquire the confidence, self-esteem, and sense of well-being they need to lead more productive and rewarding lives. These essential gifts range from items such as sensory equipment, cooling vests, and calming apparatus to restorative services, scholarships, and even special seating devices that allow a child to have a bath or sit at the dinner table with the family. We strive every day to improve the quality of life for as many children as possible.
The average cost of raising a child with special needs…
3x The National Average!
So Many Challenges
Hundreds of American families are seeking assistance
We accept requests on behalf of children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities
Our committee meets monthly to review applications
We Need to Do More!
As our fundraising efforts achieve greater success, the number of recipients increases
Making a Positive Difference
Randy Bertisch, Founder and President of the My Gym Foundation, created the organization after surviving a near fatal accident and subsequent coma. As a result of his injuries, he faces countless physical and emotional challenges daily and knows firsthand the incredible impact assistive equipment and rehabilitative therapies can have on the life of a person with disabilities.
Moved and inspired by the stories of children persevering despite their own personal challenges, Randy wanted to find a way to help them work toward a more fulfilled life – one full of joy, learning, and active involvement with friends and family.
Hence, the My Gym Foundation was created.
MEET MY GYM
The My Gym Foundation is the charitable division of My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, a worldwide organization dedicated to helping children 6 weeks through 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. With hundreds of locations in more than 30 countries, My Gym offers structured, age-appropriate weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, gymnastics, sports, and more.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with funds raised through grants, corporate sponsorship, local My Gym fundraisers, private donations, and special events.
MY GYM'S "100% CAMPAIGN"
Every My Gym around the world participates in our annual campaign by raising funds to help improve the lives of children who are physically or developmentally challenged.
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