Special Children’s Center – Programs and Events

An experienced salesman, Avrahom Joseph is a board member of Spring Valley, New York’s Yeshiva Meon Hatorah. Engaged with charitable organizations in and around Lakewood, New Jersey, Avrahom Joseph supports Special Children’s Center.

Founded in 1996, the nonprofit Special Children’s Center helps children and adults with complex developmental disabilities at every stage of their lives. Located in Lakewood, the center also offers programs for the families of people with special needs. With a network of teachers, volunteers, and trained aides, the organization provides a range of services, from case management and educational programs to respite programs and adult vocational resources, among others.

To sponsor its programs, the Special Children’s Center hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Its major event, the annual Jog4Center, is a 5K run ending with a barbecue and fireworks for race participants and their families. Other events include A Taste of Something Special, an annual tasting experience featuring kosher foods with a Chinese auction.


The Special Children’s Center Hosted a Food and Auction Fundraiser

Lakewood, New Jersey professional Avrahom Joseph enjoys spending his downtime outdoors hiking trails or boating. Dedicated to helping those around him, Avrahom Joseph regularly contributes to several charitable organizations, including the Special Children’s Center.

A nonprofit organization also located in Lakewood, the Special Children’s Center serves children and adults who have complex developmental disabilities. Established in 1996 by two teens, the organization has served more than 450 families with special needs. The organization provides developmentally disabled individuals with a chance to grow and progress while their families receive support from the local community.

During the year, the Special Children’s Center hosts events to help raise funds. On April 26, 2015, the organization sponsored A Taste of Something Special, where participants enjoyed a night out with friends, listened to a featured speaker, tasted the food industry’s newest products, and partook in a Chinese auction. Numerous food vendors offered kosher food brands, and the event raised money for the center to continue its services.

Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha

Avrahom Joseph, a board member of Yeshiva Meon Hatorah, maintains an active presence in his Lakewood, New Jersey community. Avrahom Joseph supports a wide array of community and charitable organizations, including Chai Lifeline, an organization that helps children who are seriously ill have the happiest and most normal childhood possible.

Chai Lifeline offers a wide range of free family-centered programs and services to the communities it serves. Camp Simcha is just one of Chai Lifeline’s many programs. Every summer, 400 children are welcomed to Camp Simcha, a medically supervised overnight camp designed for children who are battling blood disorders or cancer. The organization also operates Camp Simcha Special for children with debilitating chronic conditions.

Camp Simcha is located on 125 acres in New York’s Catskill Mountains, and children and teens in all treatment stages are allowed to attend. Campers can participate in activities such as talent shows, helicopter rides, arts and crafts, and adaptive sports. Every camper has their own counselor to make sure they get the most out of their time at Camp Simcha and away from hospital rooms.