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What is Easter Seals Iowa?

Easter Seals Iowa provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We provide a wide range of support for children and adults with disabilities to promote independence and opportunities throughout their lives.

What types of services does Easter Seals Iowa provide?

Primary Easter Seals Iowa services include:
• Adult Services
• Children’s Services
• Camp and Respite
• Assistive Technology
• Case Management
• Supported Community Living
• Employment and Training
• Rural Solutions
• Military and Veteran Services

Are Easter Seals Iowa services limited to specific types of disabilities?

No. Easter Seals Iowa is committed to caring for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, mental illness and special needs resulting from any cause—whether diagnosed at birth or incurred through disease, accidental injury or the aging process.

How many people receive Easter Seals services each year?

Last year Easter Seals Iowa served nearly 3,000 people.

How is Easter Seals supported financially?

Easter Seals Iowa receives funding from a variety of sources, including private insurers, government agencies and fee-for-service. Many generous families, individuals and businesses also support Easter Seals Iowa to supplement the actual cost of programs versus what clients can afford.  Help us to continue to provide exceptional services by making an online donation.

How are the funds disseminated?

Easter Seals is proud of putting your donations to work effectively. More than 90% of funds raised directly support program services. The National Health Council has cited Easter Seals as a nationwide leader for percentage of dollars raised going directly to client services. All funds raised stay in Iowa.

Is Easter Seals a nonprofit organization?

Yes. Easter Seals is a nonprofit provider of health and human services, incorporated under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Does Easter Seals have a religious affiliation?

No. Easter Seals is not affiliated with any religion and does not discriminate. At the core of the Easter Seals organization is a common passion for caring, shared by our staff and by those who support our mission.

What are Easter "seals"?

Easter "seals" are stamp-like seals that were first created in 1934 to raise money for services benefiting children with disabilities. Then known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the organization was re-named "Easter Seals" in 1967, reflecting the public's awareness and acceptance of the campaign. Easter "seals" still exist today.

How can I support Easter Seals Iowa?

Easter Seals' continued success in providing services to people with disabilities would not be possible without our dedicated donors and volunteers. Learn more about giving to Easter Seals Iowa or about volunteer opportunities. Your personal commitment enhances the services we provide to our clients.

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