"Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take... but by what we give." Those words, spoken by Easterseals' founder Edgar Allen over 90 years ago, began a movement. Today, we're thankful to you for being a part of that movement. With over 50 million Americans living with disabilities, our work is far from complete. We encourage you to help us call attention to the experience of people with disabilities, and to raise awareness of and advocate for the services they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
In the spotlight
Jonathan is 13 years old, he has Autism Spectrum Disorder. His condition affects his social relationships, academic and self-care skills. He is a kind boy with a bright mind. Having positive and exciting camp experiences is so helpful for Jonathan. It helps him feel less “different” and more like everyone else. He is building memories that will last his whole life. – Tina, Jonathan’s mom.
Easterseals Oregon is honored to receive a generous grant from Americares in order to provide food to homeless people across the state. With these funds, we've been able to prepare 250 kits to be given to people without stable housing or food security through the winter months. Read more
National Disability Employment Awareness Month can be traced back to 1945, and we've come a long way since then; but at Easterseals, our work remains unfinished until true employment equity for people with disabilities is achieved. Read more
Easterseals Oregon has announced its plan to host the “Les Schwab Walk, Run & Roll'' fundraiser after having to cancel most of their annual fundraising events last year, including their popular Bloomfest event. Walk, Run & Roll Oregon 2021 is a hybrid fundraiser that participants can do on their own time to support the work of Easterseals Oregon, or they can participate during the live event at the Oregon Zoo on August 28, 2021. Read more