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To Jeffrey with Love: The Alyce Morris Winston Story

Proceeds from “To Jeffrey with Love” go to support programs at the Jeffrey Foundation

In 1964, Alyce Morris Winston was a sought-after model married to a successful businessman. When their adopted son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, Alyce’s world fell apart. Jeffrey’s illness took a toll on her marriage, eventually causing Alyce to divorce. Moving to Los Angeles after securing a job with Max Factor, Alyce became frustrated when she wasn’t able to find qualified daycare for Jeffrey. With the desire to give her son a better life and looking for the companionship of other parents with special needs children, Alyce quit her “day job” and went on to found the award-winning Los Angeles-based non-profit, Jeffrey Foundation. Now celebrating 47 Years, the Jeffrey Foundation, offers high-quality programming and support services helping both children and families meet the challenges posed by developmental disabilities and illness (muscular dystrophy, autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, multiple handicaps), in utero drug exposure, crippling accidents, poverty, abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Today, the Foundation offers a wide range of programs for children and youth with special needs (0-22 & up) and their families, as well as a host of inclusion programs. For more information, Visit: thejeffreyfoundation.org.

PRAISE FOR “To Jeffrey with Love”

By ALYCE MORRIS WINSTON

“A guiding light from above directs Alyce in all she does to benefit (her children). She is unique, and we appreciate and love her.”

 – Helen and Peter Mark Richman

“Once in a while, a Foundation comes along that meets the needs of the special needs children and their families in our community. I have watched The Jeffrey Foundation grow through the years and commend Ms. Alyce Morris Winston and her staff and volunteers for all their dedicated service to the community for over 47 years.”

—Honorable Diane Watson

“A fabulous, quintessential woman who has made the world a better place is my longtime friend, Alyce Morris.”

—Connie Stevens

“I have been a strong supporter of The Jeffrey Foundation since my son Brian was in The Jeffrey Foundation’s After School program, Saturday Fun Club, and Jeffrey Boy Scout troop. It is remarkable what Alyce and her team have accomplished and how many children and families the programs have served in 47 year!

Marcia Brickley, Vice Chair of The Jeffrey Foundation Board of Directors

“You have grown our dream into something much larger than I could have ever expected since the time my brother David attended. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for my family when we needed you most.”

Melissa Thompson

“I commend Jeffrey’s mother for having forged ahead in sometimes trying times, and I hope she will continue to receive the support needed to provide these programs. Most of the children served come from need, single parent families. These are vital programs and I’m pleased to recommend it to parents, as well as encourage community support.”

Victor A. Signorelli, Director of Special Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District