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The Grand Opening Ceremony in September 2015: Allegro receives a new home from the community! Allegro was named a recipient of the Lowes Heroes the Year award and received all donated supplies and labor to help build a new administrative office. General Contractor, Chip Farmer of SCCH Construction, donated his time to oversee the project. From Left to Right- SCCH Construction, Chip Farmer, Allegro COO, Jane Fastje, Allegro Student, Lee Adams, Allegro Founder & President, Pat Farmer, and Lowes Home Improvement, Corey Carpenter
Allegro Foundation… a Champion for Children with Disabilities is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that combines movement instruction with educational & medical expertise, creating new techniques to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.
Who We Teach:
Allegro teaches over 800 children with intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, orthopedic challenges (wheelchairs and walkers), spina bifida, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy, visual and hearing impairments, children “at-risk”, and children living with cancer in FREE classes every week!
Allegro Foundation has been operational for over 32 years. Originally founded in 1991 in Los Angeles, Allegro has taught THOUSANDS of North and South Carolina’s underserved children with disabilities and those at risk, providing medical, social, emotional, and educational benefits.
Allegro’s basic philosophy emphasizes the total learning process by combining cognitive and muscle memories together to stimulate sequential and conceptual learning, problem-solving skills and communication, while also building motor skills/physical coordination, and eliciting strong emotional and physiological changes in the body.
Originally founded in 1991 by Founder/President, Pat Farmer, in Los Angeles, California, Allegro Foundation…a Champion for Children with Disabilities has been in operation for over 32 years. Since its historic relocation to Charlotte in 2000, Allegro has taught over 11,000 of North and South Carolina’s underserved children with disabilities and those "at risk," providing medical, social, emotional, and educational benefits.
Allegro Foundation… a Champion for Children with Disabilities is a local non-profit headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Now in our 32nd year as an independent organization, we provide our movement education programs FREE OF CHARGE to children and their families living in the Charlotte Mecklenburg and York County, South Carolina communities.
Did you know that Allegro Foundation accepts matching gifts?
If your place of employment has a matching gift program and you are already a donor to Allegro, then please consider adding Allegro to your company’s list of approved charities. Not only will you double the impact of your donation, but you will be helping Allegro continue our mission to bring FREE movement education programs to families of children living with disabilities throughout North and South Carolina.