ELI Project is a 501c3 non-profit in the United States and a registered charity in the United Kingdom that provides love and acceptance to families with special needs by hosting events in safe environments where they can come together and connect with others...because Every Life’s Important.

What We Do

ELI Project serves over 2,000 families, annually hosts over 40 events, and sponsors monthly connect groups and social outings.

Where We Are

ELI Project has a location in Georgia, USA, Wales, UK, and Kenya, Africa. ELI Project plans to visit other states and countries to train and equip them to create ELI Projects in their area.

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Why we do it?

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability.

80% of marriages that include a child with special needs end in divorce – 90% when there is autism!

Children with special needs are abused ten times more frequently than children without.

An estimated 60%-90% of babies with down syndrome are aborted worldwide.

How We Do It

Many times families who have a loved one with special needs often feel isolated and do not get the opportunity to meet other families who are experiencing similar challenges. ELI Project believes through hosting events and sharing our hope, we can provide love and comfort to everyone we serve.

ELI Project is made possible through our many supporters. From individuals, churches, and corporate sponsors, our organization is 100% dependent on your giving.

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Who We Are

We're Todd and Stephanie Presley.

We have four wonderful kids including one with Down syndrome and autism. We currently live in Wales, UK where we run ELI Project Wales. If you are a family with special needs, we want to offer you a safe place to come together and interact with others. ELI Project event's are created with the whole family in mind. We know that kids of any age and any ability need friends which is why we include both the individual with special needs and their siblings. Parents also benefit from meeting and sharing experiences with other parents. Because the whole family is invited, the need for a babysitter is eliminated. This is what our family needs, this is what we want for you, and we hope to see you at an event in the near future.

We're Lindsey and Melanie Turner.

We are Georgia natives who both graduated from Kennesaw State University. Our passion for serving families with special needs developed after volunteering at a special needs baseball game. We created a non-profit organization called The Golden Soldiers in 2007 and have served 1,000s of families with special needs across the state of Georgia and South East. In 2015 we met the Presleys and together re-branded The Golden Soldiers to become ELI Project and turned it into a global organization. Lindsey is the Co-founder and Director of ELI Project USA and Melanie works for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. We hope to meet you at one of our many events.