July 10, 2018
There are currently over 41 million people in the U.S. living with some type of disability. Over half (51.1%) of whom are at the working ages of 18-64, while 41.2% are at the ages of 65 and older. Disability also affects our nation’s youth, as 3.1 million also face some form of impairment. Disability types are wide-ranging, and can impair several every day functions, such as mobility, vision, cognition, and independent living. These problems are also at the root of many larger problems, like obesity, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. Therefore, it is imperative that individuals living with a disability receive access to the services they need to live fulfilling lives. That’s where Easterseals comes in.
For over 6 decades, Easterseals Louisiana has helped thousands of individuals living with disabilities and special needs achieve independence in their lives and their communities. We are working to redefine how disabilities are viewed in today’s world by making positive changes in our clients’ everyday lives; helping them build upon the skills they need to live happily and independently, while making access to services (like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security Disability) easier. Easterseals Louisiana provides services to children, young adults, adults, and seniors. Our programs are diverse and cater to each age group. Some of the services you can expect Easterseals Louisiana to provide are:
All of our programs are funded through various fundraising efforts, private gifts, and the generous financial contributions from individuals like you. With your support, we are able to make a profound difference in the lives of those seeking our help. 96% of every dollar raised or donated goes directly to the programs and services we offer - so you can rest assured knowing your contributions really matter. Please click here for a list of ways to give to Easterseals Louisiana. Alternatively, you make a secure donation directly on our site.
If you would like to contribute but lack the resources to do so (or would like to increase your donation amount), you can take advantage of online event planning sites to help walk you through the process of setting up a fundraiser. Hosting a fundraiser event is a great way to raise money rapidly for any organization you support. For a list of 100 fun and unique fundraising ideas that are sure to attract a large turnout, click here. Alternatively, social networks like Facebook also feature great tools for fundraising. The need for action has never been greater, and the ability to help has never been easier. On behalf of all your kind support and generosity, we’d like to say thank you!