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For Immediate Release

Easterseals Receives Grant from Discover Bank for Supported Employment Program

October 7, 2021

Mohammad, Easterseals Supported Employee working at Byler'sEasterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently received a $25,000 grant from Discover Bank to support its Supported Employment program – a program which opens the door to meaningful work and competitive wages in the community for adults with intellectual disabilities, while providing employers with dedicated, productive employees. Each year, Easterseals partners with over 60 businesses around Delaware to recruit and train individuals with disabilities for their workplace.
The grant from Discover Bank directly impacts the lives of the people Easterseals serves through the Supported Employment program, like Mohammad Tossef, of Dover, picked up an extra day of work during the pandemic. He enjoys his job and is known for being a hard worker. Mohammad is very active and enjoys riding his bike when he is not at work. He also has a sweet tooth and enjoys treating himself to a candy bar on occasion.
“We are thrilled to partner with Discover Bank to provide the Supported Employment program that makes such a huge impact in the lives of people with disabilities in our community,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, said. “We are grateful to have community partners, like Discover Bank, who believe in our mission and services. We could not provide the incredible services that make the greatest impact in people’s lives without their support.”
Business who are interested in learning more about Easterseals Supported Employment Services should contact Jane Schuler at 302-221-2030 or email ESworks@esdel.org.

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