American Outreach Foundation
More than a Foundation® We make people happy!
Founded in 2007, American Outreach Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission where anyone suffering from any kind of impairment qualifies for our assistance, regardless of age, race, gender, or financial situation.
Bringing smiles on faces, one at a time, one after another… American Outreach Foundation has combined enthusiasm with an unceasing commitment to enhance the freedom of mobility of those confined to the use of electric wheelchairs and scooters; to help donate electric wheelchairs to veterans, children, and adults; to answer the needs of those who suffer from any kind of impairment; to be a compassionate public service to the Coachella Valley and the greater Los Angeles area.
The loss of mobility is a life changing experience and the efforts by the American Outreach Foundation bring assistance to people that find themselves with little or no options left. “Donate My Powerchair” is a program collecting donations of used electric wheelchairs and scooters in the Southern California area. Later, these mobility devices are given in perfect working condition to individuals who do not have the financial means to afford them, those who do not have insurance, and those who do have some level of health coverage, yet were turned down for this type of assistance.
Scooters are also provided to residents of local nursing homes, hospices, and rehabilitation centers through the “Get Out of the Room” project, enabling residents to move freely and take part in social activities. In conjunction with the “Get Out of the Room”program, the “Red Traveler™” is a large powerchair that allows two people to sit in side by side. The Red Traveler™ program is an uplifting effort for positive assistance to the nursing homes and rehab facilities and provides patrons with the opportunity to stay active and entertained, helping patrons to rekindle their social interactions by visiting their neighbors, getting some fresh air, or by simply being able to come out of their room for a “walk on wheels”, even if it is just for a little while.
American Outreach Foundation manufactures adjustable slant boards called Slanto™. The Assistive Technologies program provides theSlanto™, a tool tailored for therapists that engage children with learning and developmental disabilities. These adjustable slant boards are proven to grasp children’s awareness in everyday learning and creative activities where they previously held little or no interest. The Slanto™ can easily adjust into 14 different slanted positions, allowing the child to find a position that is most comfortable for him/her in reading, writing, or activity based work.
The American Outreach Foundation produces several annual fundraising events to champion the spirit of putting “service above self,” bringing the community together through a common desire for the betterment of those who need and deserve our assistance:
The American Outreach Golf Classic which is held at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.
The Raffle of Charity is a valley-wide raffle where participants can win luxurious prizes, tax free.
The Desert Jamboree is a concert to promote “Music for Charity” through jazz, blues, and adult contemporary music.
The Black & Red Holiday Soiree is the Foundation’s end of the year fundraiser celebrating a year’s worth of philanthropy.
The American Outreach Foundation works tirelessly to improve the quality of life of those stricken by various conditions. In its unwavering dedication, today, the American Outreach Foundation strives to fulfill its motto, “More than a Foundation®, we make people happy!”