At Easterseals, our main goal is to ensure that all people, no matter what background or ability, are 100% included and 100% empowered. Unfortunately, we still live in a society with systemic inequities that create significant barriers for minorities, especially minorities with disabilities. That is why we’ve established the Black Child Fund — to help end racial disparities in healthcare, childcare, and education faced by Black children early and throughout life.
In the wake of COVID-19, these inequities are exacerbated. As our CEO Angela F. Williams explains: “The COVID-19 pandemic endangers a generation of Black children. Assuring their physical, emotional, and social development is crucial during this time in history when systems that provide healthcare, education, and childcare are under unprecedented stress. We are seeking $5 million in support from visionary partners to act now in addressing issues with lasting consequences through the Easterseals Black Child Fund."
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