Foosia, Asia Fresh gives back to the special needs community through its charitable program, Foosia Cares.
Some of the organizations we are regularly involved with include:
Down Syndrome Network of Arizona
The purpose of the Down Syndrome (DS) Network of Arizona is to provide knowledge, support and advocacy for people with down syndrome and their families. The nonprofit organization helps families understand and arrange for services and holds networking events throughout the year, so that families can develop a personal community of support. DS Network of Arizona also promotes awareness and provides advocacy for individuals and families affected by DS, and works to policy-effect changes in services, education, employment and the overall quality of life for people with DS and their families.
Gigi’s Playhouse is an international nonprofit organization that offers free therapy, education and more for individuals with down syndrome, their families and the community. Through literacy, math, playgroup and countless other programs, the organization helps more than 20,000 participants at its 18 and growing locations throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Locally, you can find a playhouse at 9160 E Shea Blvd, Suite 204 in Scottsdale.
A Chance to Play
Established in 2013, A Chance 2 Play is a labor of love for the game. Founded by Coach Gary Gregory initially to help high school players participate in pay to play high school sports, the program quickly expanded to include support for youth sports organizations and sports leagues for children with special needs.
Hunkapi is a therapeutic horse riding program based in Scottsdale. Since its inception in 1996, its horses have helped thousands of children and adults establish more mindful connections with themselves and other people. The program’s namesake is a Native American word that means “I am related to everyone.” The heart of the program is designed to go far beyond the basics of how to sit in a saddle. They believe it’s impossible to interact with a horse and walk away unchanged. Hunkapi’s programs all have one aim - to use the bond between horse and human as the catalyst for positive growth.