A Little Help Goes Around the World
We share this world with 7.3 billion other people. From their little corner of the world, Linda and Don Bailey, along with their family, hope to touch many of them.
The couple established A Little Help Foundation in 2014 after the sale of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded company Don led since 2007. The Foundation champions causes for nonprofit organizations where their support can make a significant difference in the lives of children.
In the 90s, Don served as chairman of the nonprofit Regional Center of Orange County, responsible for the care of children with developmental disabilities. He and Linda witnessed the strength and perseverance of these children, as well as the love their caregivers carried for them. While at Questcor, Don became involved with the child neurology community after he and Linda noticed the huge impact these diseases had on families. He stood in awe of the worldwide community assisting these youngest of patients and wanted to become even more involved.
Following the sale of his company, Don and Linda worked with OCCF to provide a multi-year grant to the Child Neurology Foundation to support their mission to provide resources to impacted families. A Little Help Foundation has provided funding to SCN2a Research Foundation, established to find a cure for a severe form of childhood epilepsy. The research may also benefit the estimated one percent of the world population with autism spectrum disorder.
Also, A Little Help Foundation has provided funding to the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Brea, Placentia and Yorba Linda to buy vans, set up a teen after-school program and complete their new facility in Brea.
A passion for philanthropy extends beyond Linda and Don to their children and their families. Terry and Viva Bailey, along with Matt and Susie Bailey, are an active part of A Little Help Foundation. Additionally, their daughter and son-in-law, Kirsten and Martin Fereday, established the Cheeky Monkey Foundation and OCCF is helping their three children learn about philanthropy. The Bailey and Fereday families are also earmarking future dollars for domestic violence prevention and assistance programs.
And in this, the Baileys demonstrate that a whole lot of hope grows from a little help.