"Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take... but by what we give." Those words, spoken by Easterseals' founder Edgar Allen over 90 years ago, began a movement. Today, we're thankful to you for being a part of that movement. With over 50 million Americans living with disabilities, our work is far from complete. We encourage you to help us call attention to the experience of people with disabilities, and to raise awareness of and advocate for the services they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
When Sam first came to Camp Stand By Me, his mother admits she was nervous. Sam had never been away from home before, and has had behavior problems in the past due to his disability. Now, Sam has been back to Camp for 3 years in a row, and he absolutely loves it.
If you’ve ever been a part of a service group, you have seen the amazing things that can be accomplished when caring people get together in one room and pool their talents to make a big impact! Easterseals Washington is so grateful to have several service groups around Washington State that help programs like Camp Stand By Me thrive. Here are just a few wonderful groups around Washington that support people with disabilities in their own way. Learn more.