The Eliza Hope Foundation

The mission of the Eliza Hope Foundation is to provide educational support for children and families who are living with Autism Spectrum disorders in the Hampton Roads area and beyond.

March 1, 2018
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I had the opportunity to sit down with Aimee Darby founder of The Eliza Hope Foundation! The foundation will be featured on my show Hampton Roads Perspectives March 11 the following times:

Z104 at 6:00am
94.9 The Point at 6:30am
95.7 R&B at 7:00am
The New 101.3 at 7:30am

 

THEIR MISSION:

The mission of the Eliza Hope Foundation is to provide educational support for children and families who are living with Autism Spectrum disorders in the Hampton Roads area and beyond.

They intend to carry out this mission by establishing a center completely dedicated to providing the special services, teachers and equipment necessary to meet the unique learning needs of these children.

 

THEIR VISION:

Their vision is for no parent to ever have to struggle to find a therapeutic day program for their child with special needs. Their hope is to one day give these families a beautiful and welcoming place that has the ability to provide all of the educational, developmental and physical therapy services that their child needs in order to thrive.

 

ELIZAS STORY:

Eliza was a sweet, joyful and loving little girl. She loved popcorn and pinecones. She loved watching Frozen, Bubble Guppies and Mickey Mouse and she would listen to the song “Happy” all day long if she could.

When Eliza was 16 months old she had her first seizure and after months of doctors’ appointments and neurology tests, she was diagnosed with intractable Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder at 2 years old.

Her family soon learned that finding a place where Eliza could learn and grow would be an overwhelming task. Out of dozens of local preschools, the majority could not accommodate Eliza’s needs.

After months of searching and hours of frustration, they were finally fortunate enough to find two schools that Eliza was able to attend and worked for the family.

They want to honor Eliza’s life by helping families who have similar struggles. The best part of the day was watching Eliza wearing her backpack, happily walking to class alongside her teacher. Every child deserves that chance and every parent should be able to experience that moment. This is the wish we hope to fulfill through the Eliza Hope Foundation

 

UPCOMING EVENT:

Please join us for a memorable evening at the Virginia Beach MOCA in support of The Eliza Hope Foundation's annual Hope Shines event.!!!

Food

– Ross Riddle (chef and former owner of the Hashi Food Truck)
– Anne Galante (chef and co-owner of Stockpot)
– Baker’s Crust

Drinks

– Champagne Bar with Craft Cocktails
– Full Open Bar

Entertainment

– Music by: DJ Melody
– Silent and Live Auctions

Cocktail Hour: 6:00pm until 7:00pm
Main Event: 7:00pm until 10:00pm
After Party: 10:00pm until … at Il Giardino

 

DONATE HERE

VISIT WEBSITE HERE

VISIT FACEBOOK PAGE HERE

UPCOMING EVENTS HERE