About Us


SPECIAL DAY FOUNDATION – A non-profit organization In Florida
Supporting Individuals With Special Needs


GIVING CARE, LOVE, AND FUN

Our Story


Special Day Foundation became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2009.  Based in Bradenton, Florida, our organization provides unique opportunities for children and adults who live with a cognitive disability, more specifically, developmental disability.

All of our programs are designed to encourage independence and support self-esteem to enrich the quality of daily life. Our Recreational Fishing/Boating Program is offered in the Bradenton/Sarasota area while our Community Outreach Dental Programs are offered in Seminole, Naples, and Hialeah.

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Breaking Barriers



For many special needs individuals, the ability to enjoy social activities is very limited. Ordinary outings, like going on a fishing trip or even visiting the dentist, are often out of reach. Special Day Foundation provides the funding and accessibility needed to give developmentally disabled individuals these experiences. This also provides them with the ability to socialize, connect with nature, and build their self-confidence. 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Message from President


As President & CEO, I’d like to welcome you to Special Day Foundation.  If you’ve been a friend of ours, I’d like to welcome you to our new website.  Being involved since the start of SDF in 2009, I can tell you that offering services to our community has been an honor to do so.  I invite you to explore our new site.  We’ve added a few features to easily keep you up to date on our activities, such as access to our archived newsletters and link to our Facebook page. We will also be adding a Blog Site soon. Please consider sharing your story or photos relating to your Special Day Foundation experience.  We’d love to post them here!

Rene Burke

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