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Easterseals Celebrates 100 Years!

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100 Years and Counting! In 2019, National Easterseals celebrates 100 years of being an indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities.
 
At our annual dinner on October 10, 2019, Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore will join a national celebration of the 100th anniversary of Easterseals as an indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. At this celebration at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, we will honor the rich history of Easterseals, one of the oldest national nonprofits in the country, and share our vision for the future of our local affiliate, Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In addition, we will present Rotary District 7630 with the Easterseals Drex Jones Award, an award given for outstanding volunteerism on behalf of children and adults with disabilities in our region.

Rotary 7630Presenting Rotary District 7630 with this coveted award is especially appropriate given the shared history of Easterseals and Rotary. Paul Harris, founder of Rotary International the world’s first service club organization, and Edgar Allen, founder of Easterseals and fellow Rotarian, came to know one another because of a shared a passion for service and volunteerism. Together they laid the foundation for two service organizations which have changed the lives of millions of people around the globe.

In our local region, Rotary District 7630 is one of Easterseals Camp Fairlee’s strongest supporters. Rotary 7630 has raised more than $1 million since 1991 to support services for people with disabilities at Camp Fairlee. Over 40 Rotary Clubs in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore provide financial support through campership grants and in-kind donations, as well as thousands of hours of volunteer time. Community support is important so Easterseals can continue to provide life-changing services to children like Isaiah who received Early Intervention and children’s therapy services from Easterseals. Read more about Isaiah here.

Isaiah's family is one of two families that will serve as Ambassador of the 2019 Easterseals / CAI Volleyball Challenge on April 5-7.

For information about purchasing tickets, contact Steff DiMartine at (302)221-2065 or sdimartine@esdel.org. For information about sponsorships, contact Beth Altemus at (302)221-2051 or baltemus@esdel.org.

Thank you for your support of the Easterseals annual dinner which helps fund services to assure that everyone is 100% included and 100% empowered to live, learn, work and play in our communities.



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