• (In partnership with Joni and Friends International.)

    Purpose: To donate high-quality wheelchairs to individuals affected by poverty and disability. These wheelchairs are also adjusted to fit each recipient through the compassionate care of mechanics and therapists.
    Size: 100 – 200 wheelchair recipients, depending on donations.
    Volunteers: 3-5 translator volunteers, depending on the size of the Joni and Friends team.

  • Purpose: These projects are a key part of our vision to bless families affected by intellectual and physical disabilities. The day camps offer safe, structured activities to build friendships and family support.
    Size: 15-25 families affected by physical or intellectual disabilities.
    Venue: Venues vary. SHIC looks for hotels, community centers, nursing homes or schools willing for us to use the venue for free.
    Volunteers: One volunteer per child with disability. Activities depend on the disability focus. If the camp has individuals with physical disabilities, activities like crafts or stories are emphasized. If the focus is intellectual disability, we will implement more physical activities and games. We always want to use music, no matter the group. Parents have the opportunity to receive encouragement and support. For many parents, this is their only time to rest and interact with friends. In addition, SHIC often finds a doctor, special education teacher or therapist to provide training.

  • Purpose: During warm months, picnics are a wonderful way for the families to interact with each other as they enjoy nature. This activity is always a favorite with the families.
    Size: 30-50 families affected by disabilities
    Venue: a park
    Volunteers: We need one volunteer per 5 families, to oversee informal games and/or art activities. Often, mothers from the families help with food preparation.

  • Purpose: to provide 4 glorious vacation days of rest, friendship and encouragement to families affected by disabilities.
    Size: 30 families affected by disabilities
    Volunteers: 40, which includes 30 "buddy" volunteers to partner with each child and 10 translator volunteers

  • Description: A team of doctors and nurses from Global Health Outreach (GHO) join us to offer free medical care to poor families in remote areas in China. Currently, the focus is on remote areas in Liaoning Province.
    Purpose: to provide quality medical care to individuals affected by poverty through compassion and expertise.
    Size: about 1,000 patients
    Volunteers: 7-10 bilingual volunteers with strong language skills and a compassionate heart to serve. A medical background is a major plus.
    Cost: GHO provides finances but SHIC is mindful to keep costs as low as possible.

  • Purpose: to celebrate the talents of youth affected by disabilities and to increase community awareness.
    Size: 15-25 participants affected by disabilities
    Time & Venue: Dec. 9th
    Volunteers: 2 emcees and 4 greeters

  • Whenever possible, we offer therapies to the families we serve. We hope to help the children and their families build strength in every way – physically, emotionally, and mentally. Therapy is one way to do this. SHIC therapies may include:
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Dance therapy
    Water/Swimming therapy