Our supporters make a difference every day through their charitable donations and volunteer efforts. As a small nonprofit, we rely on gifts from individuals just like you! We offer many ways for you or your group to join us in our mission -- creating a community where all families thrive. Become a volunteer, sponsor or donor today. We are so grateful for your support! And we are hiring a Communications and Development Coordinator- join our team!


Can you give the gift of time to support our families of children with special needs? We always welcome new groups and individual volunteers. Click here to learn about our volunteer opportunities.


Our Sponsors make it possible for VELA to provide programming to all families at no cost. Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Ensure that all families of children with special needs thrive by becoming a sponsor. Learn more about sponsorship.


Want to make a lasting impact on our community? Your donation to VELA directly supports the needs of families with special needs. Make a one-time donation, or become a sustaining donor. We are grateful for your investment. Make a donation today! 

In kind donations

 Want to donate new goods? Make a tax-deductible donation of toys, books, refreshments for courses, open houses or family fun days, be the light silent auction items, office supplies. Check out our wishlist! 

Shop & benefit VELA

Do your Amazon shopping through Amazon Smile and a % of your purchased benefit VELA! Make sure to choose VELA as your supporting organization.