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The Sailing Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, based in the Greater Houston area.   As an opportunity for education and recreational therapy, we introduce the joy of sailing to special children with cognitive, physical or emotional needs or chronic illnesses. Also invited are wounded warriors and military veterans.  We encourage the family unit to come.  The special participants are encouraged to work on the boat to the best of their abilities.

Results of this unique ‘hydro-therapy’ can be seen on their happy faces. This is frequently a positive life-changing experience for them … and their families, and those of us who serve them!

Use the general registration page to sign up for an upcoming adventure.

Use the contact page to address your questions, express interest about volunteering or donating, or to sign up for our newsletter.  To look at our recent newsletter please click here.

Click the picture on the right to see a recent TV segment from ABC13: Kids with Special Needs become captains with hydro-therapy

2019 Salute to Heroes Cruise from Rising Tide New Media on Vimeo.

Academy Award-Winning Actress & Activist Marlee Matlin presents Nobodys Perfect: Achieving Inclusion, Diversity and Access. January 30th at Congregation Emanu El. General admission $10; Sailing Angels is a collaborating partner of ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival. Check out the schedule of exciting films, music, speakers, art displays and events at www.reelabilitieshouston.org.

Academy Award-Winning Actress & Activist Marlee Matlin presents Nobody's Perfect: Achieving Inclusion, Diversity and Access. January 30th at Congregation Emanu El. General admission $10; Sailing Angels is a collaborating partner of ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival. Check out the schedule of exciting films, music, speakers, art displays and events at www.reelabilitieshouston.org. ... See MoreSee Less

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart.” 💖These are the words of Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf. Born June 27, 1880, she was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The awakening of her soul and intelligence is one of the great educational feats of our time, thanks to her teacher Anne Sullivan. ☺️💟👍Image attachment

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart.” 💖These are the words of Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf. Born June 27, 1880, she was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The awakening of her soul and intelligence is one of the great educational feats of our time, thanks to her teacher Anne Sullivan. ☺️💟👍 ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Sailing Angels Foundation

Welcome to Mike and Janelle Ferris, one of our most active volunteer couples! 💑Their favorite thought is always the satisfaction and happiness our activities bring to those who sail with us. They say: "It really brings the same feelings to us, knowing what it can do for them. So many times our patrons have not been able to participate in this activity before, and after experiencing the thrill of a day on the water, it opens up a whole new world for them." ⛵️

Mike says: One particular occasion comes to mind, when my wife Janelle, was crewing with me. Our guests were deaf and/or blind. One girl, age 15, was both deaf and blind, from birth. We were particularly impressed with the way her caregivers could communicate with her, by touch on the hands. We felt sure the sailing day was an impressive event for her. ⚓️

Whether it's special needs families, autistic children or veterans, it's always a rewarding and satisfying feeling that we are able to do this for them. And.... it makes me get out and use our boat! 🤩

We are going on three years with Sailing Angels now, and continue to look forward to the satisfaction that each activity brings.🌈

The other SA members are a fun group of folks to associate with, as we share our stories in the many social and fundraising activities we all share.💖
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Mike and Janelle: Thank You for your outstanding commitment to the Sailing Angels and to the entire special needs community which we serve. You've been awesome!

Mike and Janelle - we appreciate you so very much! 😍

Mike and Janelle are the best!

Thank You!

Skyler and Brooke love sailing Angels

Angels Among Us 😇

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From our home to yours, we wish you joy and love and peace. Merry Christmas to all our dear Sailing Angel friends! May you feel the love this special day.

From our home to yours, we wish you joy and love and peace. Merry Christmas to all our dear Sailing Angel friends! May you feel the love this special day. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Merry Christmas and blessings to all

They are beautiful Sailing Angels family surround us with a blanket of love.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!! ❤️

Merry Christmas

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