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Raise of Hope

You can be a change maker in Greater Cincinnati

Collage of people served by Easterseals in Cincinnati with text Make a Big Social Impact in 2021

Easterseals believes brighter futures begin with employment, and employment is much more than a paycheck. It’s the pride of achievement, the joy of connecting with others, the security of knowing you can provide for yourself and your family. Work fuels the freedom to dream bigger.

Last year, with the help of many supporters including donors, employers, corporations and volunteers, Easterseals connected nearly 500 people to employment. Those individuals are slated to collectively earn $9.4 million in their first year. Each of these people have a story of perseverance.

Raise of Hope is a passionate and bold group of monthly supporters who support these stories of perseverance. By joining this group with a monthly gift, YOU make dreams come true through opportunity and inclusion.

Every day of every month,  
You inspire hope.
You raise up.

 
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Why Raise of Hope?

David Habel

“I’m a big supporter of empowering people and growth,” said David Habel, General Manager of RCF Group and 2020 Cincinnati Business Courier 40 Under 40 recipient. “After working alongside Easterseals participants for years, I saw the impact first hand and wanted to find a way to further that impact. As a Raise of Hope donor, I am contributing to the commitment to raise people up in our community, empowering them and building hope.”

Every month, Easterseals connects over 40 people to employment. These are people who have the will to succeed despite obstacles. A Raise of Hope monthly gift allows for building foundations so those we serve have what they need to succeedIt’s like a subscription for doing good by helping people in your community.

What YOU mean to Easterseals

You are a big part of the mission to serve at Easterseals. Every year, people with living with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and veterans turn to Easterseals for their breakthrough moment. They dream big. They want to experience the pride of employment. But something is keeping them from reaching their full potential on their own. It’s not as simple as just getting a job. They a need network:  people who believe in them. People who expect nothing less than success. Because of YOU, this is where Easterseals shines through.

Because of philanthropy, we can better take a people-centered, holistic approach to finding solutions. Because of YOU, we help people discover their natural talents and nurture them. Because of YOU, we find out what’s truly holding them back and find a better way forward. Because of YOU, we stick by people to develop their skills.  It all leads up to that breakthrough moment. The job offer. A reliable income. The feeling of being in control of their own destiny.

A gift for joining

Orange coffee mug with Easterseals Raise of Hope logo

Become a charter member and receive your Raise of Hope bistro mug to raise up every morning. Include your email on the donation form to receive your monthly Raise of Hope success stories.

 
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Meet Danny

Danny Lakes

“I always noticed I was different to others. My senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism spectrum disorder. All these symptoms matched me to a “T.” I understood math and logic, but for socializing, I needed to open up textbooks and study it.”

Thanks to the neurodiversity endeavors of Procter & Gamble, Danny was understood for his capabilities and was hired as a valued team member. Procter & Gamble invited Easterseals to be part of its Austism@Work initiative because its expertise in job coaching.

Danny’s Easterseals Job Coach has helped him navigate the nuances of interaction and roles of being an employee.

“For the first time, I felt like any sort of employer actually listened to me and took an interest in who I was not just what I was could do. I’m able to actually push myself, apply myself and grow as a person that I really knew I could be. I just needed to be given the opportunity.”

A gift for joining

Orange coffee mug with Easterseals Raise of Hope logo

Become a charter member and receive your Raise of Hope bistro mug to raise up every morning. Include your email on the donation form to receive your monthly Raise of Hope success stories.

 
  JOIN RAISE OF HOPE  
 
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