Completing The Puzzle of Disability Awareness

Disability Awareness Non-Profit

We are a public charity dedicated to disability awareness, whether physical, mental, emotional or developmental. Our mission is to bring attention to disability awareness through education and stop the stigmas associated with various disabilities. If the stigmas can be overcome there will be more opportunities for people with a disability.

Creating opportunities For The Disabled

Woman in wheelchair smiling — Disability Awareness in Brooklyn, NY
We hope to increase these opportunities through scholarships and donations to help the disabled reach their goals. The foundation will raise money by holding various charitable events during the course of each year to generate funds. The funds will be allocated for scholarships as well as donations to other large non-profits for the benefit of the disabled. The foundation will operate as a tax exempt 501©3 non-profit corporation. Our EIN number is 47-4295037.

Why We Do What We Do

Brian went missing from his home after taking a walk on February 17, 2015. He was discovered on April 2, 2015, his life tragically cut short just before his 21 st birthday in May. Brian was a lifelong Marine Park, Brooklyn resident. A 2012 graduate of James Madison High School, a Boy Scout Eagle Scout from Troop 531 Brooklyn, and received his computer programming diploma posthumously from Bramson ORT college.

His friends and family wish to honor the life he led by establishing the Brian Gewirtz Memorial Foundation. His latest favorite quote was “What is life without sparkle?” We hope to help others with disabilities through this foundation and bring a little “sparkle” into other's lives the way Brian would have wanted.