The last couple of months have been tough ones for all of us. We know you are coping with some drastic changes in your life due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Easterseals, we had to make the difficult decision to suspend temporarily our adult day programs. It was heartbreaking to do so, but we know it was a necessary step to protect the health and safety of the families we serve and our staff.
We’re doing our best to continue to meet the needs of as many families as we can by serving them remotely, including delivering children’s therapy services to our youngest clients through tele-therapy. In addition, we continue to assist families through our Community Resource and case management services, to find resources to help them in these challenging times.
We want to be able to resume services as soon as it is safe to do so but, like many other organizations, Easterseals is struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus. To help with that, we've started a special fundraising drive to help us recover.
We know many of you are struggling too, and we understand that you may not be able to make a donation to Easterseals at this time. However, if you are able to contribute, whatever the amount, please know that your support counts now more than ever. We hope you will consider giving to ensure that, when the world gets back to normal, your local Easterseals and our services will continue to be right here serving local families who need us.
Last year, Easterseals celebrated the 100th anniversary of our national organization. It’s a reminder that, just as we’ve come through some tough times in the past, we will do it again. It’s imperative that we do, because people with disabilities and seniors in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are depending on us. In times of need, families turn to us. Now we turn to you.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
See how your dollars make a difference in Delaware and on Maryland's Eastern Shore!
|Students at John M. Clayton Elementary school have come to expect Alex’s smiling face when they visit their school library – he’s been their library assistant for nine years! With the help of his job coach through Easterseals Supported Employment Services, Alex was able to find his dream job.|
|"Because of Easterseals, I know that my baby’s going to be ok." That’s what Lily’s dad, Jose, told us! Thanks to Easterseals Children’s Therapy Services, Lily is meeting new milestones that her family never thought possible. To see Lily’s full story, grab a tissue and click here.|
|At Easterseals Camp Fairlee, Maria – who has cerebral palsy – can call the shots. In the adapted kayaks, she’s able to explore the lake more independently! Kayaking is just one of the many activities at Easterseals Camp Fairlee that allows children and adults with disabilities to experience accessible summer camp adventures.|
|After Tish’s stroke, her husband Emory knew that he needed some help with her caregiving. He turned to Easterseals Adult Day Services, where Tish is safe, happy, and engaged throughout the day. To see Tish and Emory’s video story, click here!|