How can people help? What is your greatest need?
Monetary donations provide the greatest help. The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation is a public Foundation, but we are privately funded. This means we receive no money from the state or federal governments with the exception of a few grants. Donations keep the Foundation going. Checks can be mailed or credit cards are accepted on our website. We also accept and can help with charitable trusts.
What other ways can people help?
We accept in-kind donations of goods and services.
Our annual Bunco Tournament fundraiser, for example, relies on many in-kind donations. Hi-Ho Silver donates all the Bunco prizes, while other local businesses provide items for our raffles.
What kinds of disabilities do Associates of the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation have?
Eggleston’s Associates have a diverse or combined diagnosis including, but not limited to Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Discorders.
How can I get my loved one into the residential or other programs at the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Center?
Contact Eggleston for information at (757) 224-9680.
What is the Mission of the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation?
The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation, Inc. is a privately funded organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities through:
- Full utilization, development and maintenance of a centralized, 38-acre campus of facilities leased to appropriate service providers
- Education and research;
- Soliciting of funds and awarding of grants.
What types of programs are offered at the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Center?
Many residents participate in sheltered workshops on campus, where staff members help them work towards their individualized goals. Day Support is offered on the campus to learn important life skills from caring staff using meaningful and stimulating activites. And for the Associates who have reached retirement age, day activities and peer contact are provided in the Adult Day Program.
Other ongoing recreational activities include swimming, movies, bowling, and soc hops offered by Explorer Post 140.
Eggleston’s Child Development Academy is an inclusive school readiness program for children with and without disabilities aged 6-weeks to 12-years old.
Are non-residents allowed to participate in the adult programs?
Transportation is arranged to bring non-resident Associates to Eggleston’s day programs.
Explorer Post 140 is available to residents and non-residents. For questions regarding these activities call Bill Stinebaugh at (757) 868-5132.