Co-Founders, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run DMC AND Rock and Roll Hall of Famer) and Sheila Jaffe, (Emmy Award winning Casting Director of “The Sopranos” and “Entourage”) are both adoptees who have searched for their birth families. Darryl and Sheila decided to start THE FELIX ORGANIZATION/ Adoptees For Children in February 2006. Penny Marshall directed their new PSA starring Ryan Kwanten, Steven Tyler, Beverly D’Angelo, Carrie Fisher, Dan Aykroyd, Chuy Bravo, Jim Belushi, and many more.
THE FELIX ORGANIZATION has sent over 500 children to Camp Felix, located in Putnam Valley, New York for one or two week sessions. Their mission is to send an increasing number of children to Camp Felix each summer and to nurture and encourage them throughout the year with additional, inspiring opportunities. They have also initiated a Counselor in Training program for campers who are no longer of age to attend FELIX but can still be part of the experience in a leadership role. “BEYOND CAMP” also addresses individual year round needs of some of these children. Please make a donation to this great charity.