Help A Star Shine!
Do You Believe...
Do people with disabilities deserve to be seen?
People with disabilities have a voice?
People with disabilities have value?
Then let’s do something about it!
See how your contributions directly empower and employ people with disabilities.
1951 To Today
Watch a retrospective of our last seven decades, and see how your support creates impact.
In 1951, Evelyn Kennedy and a group of 12 parents challenged the status quo and embarked on a mission to overcome obstacles and established a support system where people with disabilities are seen, heard, and valued.
For more than seven decades, The Kennedy Collective has remained true to its original mission by providing support services and building business enterprises that empower and employ people with disabilities. While great strides have been made, we are faced with many challenges including limited state funding that falls exceedingly short of meeting our needs. With your help, there is so much more we can accomplish!
If you believe people with disabilities deserve to be seen, if you believe people with disabilities have a voice and value... then together, let’s do something about it!
Your support is vital. Please give generously and Help A Star Shine!
With utmost gratitude,
$100 Helps Our Artists Shine!
A group of artists can receive the supplies needed to create the amazing artwork that is featured in our annual calendar, office buildings, and private homes – and is available for purchase online, in local shops, and in our Kennedy Collective Thrift Store.
$250 Helps Individuals On The Move Shine!
Individuals with disabilities can receive training on the safe and effective use of public transportation – allowing them to live more independent, fulfilled lives.
$1,000 Helps Our Stars Build Confidence and Increase Their Independence!
Individuals will receive assistive technology (laptop, tablet, smartphone, communication software, adaptive kitchen/household equipment) – for many, their first ever – which will open a whole new world to explore, create independence, and actively connect with others in the community.