Friendship, Volunteering and a Plan

For Jane, Calling Easterseals Was the Start of Many Good Things

Jane wearing glasses and smiling

Jane updated her will to include a bequest to benefit Easterseals and the people we serve.

One day Jane called Easterseals wanting to learn more about updating her will. In the end, she got much more: a friendship, a volunteer opportunity and the motivation to finally update her estate plans...and put her mind at ease.

Jane hadn’t updated her will in 15 years. She Easterseals Planned Giving team that her intention was to include a bequest to benefit Easterseals.

As they talked, Jane learned there’s an Easterseals center just two miles from her home. Retired after teaching special education for 35 years, she was looking to volunteer in the community.

Easterseals Planned Giving team connected her, and it’s been a perfect fit ever since. “I felt like I was family from the day I walked in the door,” Jane says.

In the summer, Jane helps with our camp program, and during the school year, she volunteers in our early intervention program. “I so believe in early intervention,” she says. “I wish every child in the world had access to it.”

Jane also updated her will, and she was happy to share the news with Easterseals.

“It feels so good to finally have everything in place,” she says. “Including Easterseals in my plans was the right thing to do. My life is wonderful, and being at Easterseals fills me with joy.”

Do your estate plans need updating? Have you considered supporting Easterseals, and those we serve, beyond your lifetime? We invite you to contact the Easterseals Gift Planning Team at or 800-221-6827, ext. 7240 to learn more.

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