Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Grant Helps Meet a Growing Need

The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation made a $15,000 gift to Good Shepherd’s Children with Disabilities Program, helping the organization expand clinical space and services needed to meet a growing demand for pediatric rehabilitation services.

The program offers children help with feeding and swallowing difficulties, cognitive delays, speech and language deficits, and physical challenges by providing a full range of compassionate, hands-on therapies complemented by assistive technology.

Good Shepherd has the only two board-certified developmental pediatricians in the region who evaluate, diagnose and prescribe individualized therapies needed for children to achieve maximum independence. Early diagnosis is crucial, underscoring the need for parents to get help for their children as soon as possible. Last year, this regionally unique outpatient program served more than 3,000 children ages 1 to 18 with diagnoses including autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other physical, cognitive and neurological deficits.

“Good Shepherd’s Children with Disabilities Program plays a key role in improving the quality of life for children and parents in this region and we are proud to help them meet the increasing demand that they face,” said Laura Haffner, Wells Fargo’s Lehigh Valley community banking president.  “Providing support to our communities and helping them succeed has been part of Wells Fargo’s culture since our founding in 1852, and we are proud to continue that commitment.”   

You can make this gift even more impactful for children with disabilities by making an online donation now. Thank you!