Kelly's Story


Your donations (matched dollar for dollar) provide a lifetime of care and security for all 286 people
with developmental disabilities living at Hammer.

Support People Like Kelly

Kelly has been supported by Hammer since he was 13 years old and he has become his best and true self. Hammer has become his family and has given him a stable, safe and secure environment where he is loved and has thrived.


With the diagnosis of Down syndrome often comes early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as individual’s age rapidly. Now, at age 53, Kelly still enjoys dancing to rock music, but like anyone who is aging, he dances a little slower these days. You can learn more about Kelly’s story in the video above.


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We need you to be a generous and compassionate partner in our work so individuals like Kelly can remain active, age gracefully and live with dignity in their Hammer home.


The Marshall and Elaine Siegel Family Foundation has graciously offered to match all donations (up to $20,000) to help motivate and encourage your support. Please consider making a secure, online gift now that will be matched dollar for dollar and have double the impact. Thank you for making a difference.

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