Support Our Work

2020 marked our 30th Anniversary. Since 1990, Family Connection has served more than 100,000 families! Visit our 30th Anniversary Donor Wall below.

“I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you!”
-- Unknown Parent

Every day, parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs face struggles most of us cannot imagine. The current pandemic only increases these challenges for our families.

You can help us connect families throughout our state with the resources and information needed to help their children lead rich, full lives. Make a gift today!

Meet Oliver Burgee

boy sitting on ground

Living with Down syndrome is just one small part of Oliver’s journey. He dreams of becoming a fireman, whose job (according to him) includes saving cats, eating ice cream and passing out balloons to neighborhood children! Even in the face of uncertainty, Oliver’s bravery and strength are a source of courage and pride for his parents. Your donations connect families like the Burgees to the best resources for their children!

You can connect families across South Carolina with the resources they need!

A one-time gift of $30 provides a mattress and pillow encasement for children with Asthma.
A $100 gift will provide eight families who have a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit a Care Notebook and welcome gift for their child.
A $300 gift will train twenty new Support Parents.
Make an impact all year long by joining our monthly donors ! Just $10 per month can help more families receive services!

Your gift of any size will help us:

Collaborate with parents of on how to prepare for special education meetings, such as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504, and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

  • Match parents seeking information and support with mentor parents.
  • Assist parents in navigating the systems of medical care and insurance coverage for their children with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

2021 Donation Received: $961

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Thank you to our 30th Anniversary Donors!

30th Anniversary Diamond Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

$7,500 Donors

Deric Rosenbaum


$1000+ Donors

Dave, Brandy and Wyatt Arnold

D.L. Scurry Foundation

Cross Family Charitable Fund

Samuel Packaging Systems

The Cheerful Giver

$300+ Donors

1800 St Julian Place, LLC

John & Randi Lynn Roberts

Annia Knight

Knights of Columbus #6847

Glenn Hutto

$120+ Donors

Karen Crider

Mr. and Mrs. Kinney

Knights of Columbus #13713

Duke Energy Fund

Buddy Holbert

Dr. David L. & Mrs. Jane Kulbersh

Gerald Vetter

Conrad Holbert

Cara O’Neill

Lauren Tucker

Taryn & Forrest Whitlark

$30+ Donors

Lisa T Anderson

Ann D Bradford

Colleen Brunson

Jacki Garbinsky

Nancy Graves

Retha Murray

Tricia Richardson

Pam and Penny McPeak

Sarah Shaw

Linda G. Oliver

Julia Rowell

Dan and Susan Wallick

Aprel Barnes

Jack Bryan

Shannon Eichelberger

Michael & Sharon Gray

Deborah Greenhouse

Angelia Hawes

Renee McCormick

William Newmyer

John H Roberts

Richard E. & Barbara J. Sale

Robin Tardino Langer

Lewis E. White

Steve & Jeanette Bloss

Rhonda Cartee on behalf of Colson Frigo

Erin Hall

J Scott Hendrix

Bill Horton

Susan Kastner

Patrick McCullough

Steven Padgett

Jane Richter

Sandra and L. R. Shelley, Jr.

Additional Donors

Richard & Nereida Astrella

Marcia W Bacon

Caroline DiBattisto

Uvette Pope-Rogers

Anne Sanderson

Constance & Stephanie Turgeon

Amy West

Randy & Mary Alice Akers

Donald Bailey

Tricia Besley

Gloria Eller

Sarah Sharpe

Kimberly Tissot

Ms. Kerry Stubbs

Mr. & Mrs. Stan G. Aaron

Mila Burgess-Conway

Deborah Christiansen McDonald

Harriet McMaster

David Snow

Beverly Steed

Melissa & Joe Tooley


2020 Buddy Walk Sponsors

Thanks to our 2020 buddy walk sponsors