The Taylor Family Foundation

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Sports

Location: 5555 Arroyo Road Livermore CA 94550 USA

Mission: Preserving the wellness and enhancing the quality of life for children in Northern California with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk through therapeutic experiences and support.
Programs: For the past 10 years, TTFF's Camp Arroyo has provided a free residential youth camp during the summer months & weekends throughout the year for children (age 6 - 18) suffering from life-threatening and chronic illnesses, and developmentally delayed disabilities.
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EIN 94-3262932
925.455.5118
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Rating: 5 stars  

Taylor Family Foundation provides a service that many forget -- helping sick and disabled children enjoy time away from their illness and daily stress to enjoy a day, night and week at summer camp. My son Robby, who has autism, has been fortunate to "camp" there for the last ten years. It has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of his life. Not only does TFF provide this true camping experience for children with disabilities - they do so for free. That's right, each camper attends at absolutely no cost. The cabins, meals, activities are all provided at no cost due to the generous benefactors of the organization. Whether a child has autism, AIDS, a heart or skin condition, or is bi-polar or physically disabled, Taylor Family Foundation is there - every single summer - to help them experience summer camp. Elaine Taylor, the founder, has poured her heart and soul into this camp -- and it is is literally beautiful. Cabins, swimming pools, pastures, ropes courses, arts and crafts facilities, and a full service infirmary ensure all have a good time. This is truly a non profit organization that is the 'best of the best!'

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Taylor Family foundation provides an amazing setting for Camp Opehay that is simply not available anywhere else. This oppty changed things dramatically for my son. He felt normal with common peers and treasured by incredible staff. With critical medication administration, this camp offers respite to parents and hope to children. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way my son sees the world. He doesn't feel like an outcast, instead he's just a teen with a health issue. He comes home with a smile ear to ear, talks about camp all year and keeps his fingers crossed for a return invite to see his "buddies" again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing... it is perfect just the way it is.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The positive environment and the amazing facility they've created.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were friendly, down-to-earth, very productive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

duplicate this same camp approach/foundation in other regions or states.

Ways to make it better...

can't think of a single thing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

economic times and obtaining adequate donations

One thing I'd also say is that...

are the Taylor's the most incredible people or what? (and I don't know them personally)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

My 7 year old son went to Camp Wonder last summer for the first time and he loved it! He has a rare genetic skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa. It is the first time in his life that his bandages were taken care of by anyone but myself and his father and it was a much needed break. He was able to just be a kid and his "special skin" was not an issue. He made a lot of friends and you could feel the love that the staff has for our children. We shared stories and tips with the other parents and had a great time too! My husband and myself were blown away by the generosity that was extended to us and our 3 year old son who also has EB. This was the first vacation we were ever on as a family due to the major medical expenses we have from the 2 kids special EB bandages. God Bless everyone affiliated with TFF and believe me, this is an organization that thinks of the kids first!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all professionals and loving parents and youth with EB. They understood EB and the challenges better than anyone else and were able to tailor the camp activities so everyone could participate!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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