Dream, Love, Inspire, Believe and Strength
These are the words on the one-of-a-kind Fortunista Fortune Cookie necklace that are hand stamped with love by a child in G.R.I.T.
Who are we?
Fortunista's mission is to help embrace, encourage, and nurture the artistic skills as well as the motor skills that all children need to develop. Using a hand-over-hand method, we work with the children to individually stamp messages of intent. Fortunista Fortune Cookie necklaces are a unique gift intended to bring positivity, wisdom, and good fortune. They are like your very own lucky charm!
Together with our partners, we believe every child deserves the right to achieve their full potential through fun, tactile, and tailored activities. Meeting the individual needs of a child with opportunities to experience inclusion and full participation in their home, school and community creates a strong foundation and the opportunity for greater success. With every necklace sold, Fortunista directly donates a generous sum of the proceeds to our partnered organization.
Who are our Partners?
Fortunista’s journey began through a personal experience that turned into a partnership with G.R.I.T. Calgary Society (Getting Ready for Inclusion Today). G.R.I.T is a long standing program of excellence, meeting the diverse needs of preschool children with developmental disabilities. The GRIT Calgary Society offers a highly individualized, home, community and school based Education and Therapeutic program designed to meet the unique needs and aspirations of the child and family.
WHAT GOES BACK TO HELPING YOUR PARTNERS/PROGRAM?
Fortunista.org is a For-Profit business with impact built into our business model. A large percentage of our proceeds go back in to specific tools and equipment for the children. We work with organizations like G.R.I.T to help embrace and encourage the early childhood development. We believe transformation happens in community, and that happens here on a daily basis!
Fortunista.org thanks all of the children and aids involved who have help create such a special labour of love.
CHILDRENS WISH BOARD
These are just a few of the tools GRIT children require daily. We will feature different WISHES on a regular basis so you can see what your Fortunista helps support.
Bracken Basic Concept Scale - $2060
Enables you to evaluate important conceptual and receptive language abilities rather than knowledge of vocabulary only.
Keekaroo Height Right Chair and Cushion - $400
An adjustable chair and provides proper support, designed for children aged 3 and up.
Switch Access Package - $1500
Compatibility switches such as the chin switch, dual switch, finger switch, candy corn switch and pneumatic switch give children with very little movement access to play, movement and communication.
Jellyfish Aquarium - $50
To promote visual attention, visual reach, for use in little room or on tray, visual tracking.
Children’s hand supports - $520
Pediatric supports provide support at the wrist and thumb for children who have neurological diagnoses affecting their hand use. The wrist and thumb supports provide the position required to safely progress in this area of development.
Chewy Tube - $12
Useful for those with speech or eating-related issues who need to strengthen related muscles. Helpful to children who are developing initial oral motor skills, or rehabilitating the jaw.