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Brighter Futures Celebration

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Honoring the achievements of three people with bright futures, and one outstanding partner committed to employing individuals with disadvantages and disabilities

We are looking forward to celebrating three more individuals who broke down barriers to employment and are experiencing bright futures full of possibility and an outstanding Community Partner on November 7. 2018.


Thank you for your support in 2017!

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You raised more than $120,000 for Easterseals' vital programs that break down barriers and build a more diverse and inclusive community. Our four awardees' incredible stories show the resilience and perseverance of individuals in our community. They also illustrated the power of a helping hand--a helping hand that your support allowed Easterseals to provide.

Honorary Co-Chairs: Joe and Liz Alter

Check out pictures from this inspiring evening! by Easterseals.

Honorees from 2017:

Kaivac Cleaning Systems
2017 Outstanding Community Partner
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Watch Kaivac's Story

Kaivac Cleaning Systems was recognized for more than ten years of partnership and for influencing change and providing opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages. They have provided employment opportunities for countless individuals in Easterseals’ training programs. The award was accepted by Kaivac founder, Bob Robinson Sr.

Otis Hinesman

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Picture of Otis Hinesman at Brighter Futures Celebration 2017

Watch Otis' Story

Otis has faced many personal struggles, including homelessness, and just when his life began to look up, he had a heart aneurysm. This put him in a nursing home and out of the construction business. He connected with Easterseals to gain new skills and now he has a full-time position at TriState Building Supply!

Jasmine Jackson

Independence Award

Picture of jasmine Jackson at Brighter Futures Celebration 2017

Watch Jasmine's Story

Jasmine is a young woman who has refused to take “no” as a proper answer and has never given up. After dealing with the hardship of not getting into her dream college, she was able to find positive role models at Easterseals. She enrolled in Easterseals’ YouthBuild and took the skills she learned to start her own company

Nathan Johnson

Upward Mobility Award

Picture of Nathan Johnson at Brighter Futures Celebration 2017


Watch Nathan's Story

Nathan has not let his disabilities define him. He persevered through many heart surgeries and was determined to achieve community employment. He trained at Easterseals’ Building Value and has been proudly working at Walmart for more than two years

Sponsors for Brighter Futures Celebration 2017

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