Chicago, IL, April 17, 2020
Easterseals, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of services and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families, has received a $25,000 grant from the EquallyAble Foundation to support the Easterseals COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Fund has been established to assure continued delivery of critical home- and community-based services and supports by Easterseals’ Network of 68 Affiliates nationwide during the national public health crisis and throughout recovery.
“We are grateful to EquallyAble for supporting our COVID-19 Relief Fund in our mutual commitment to respond to the needs of the one in four people living with disability today – especially given the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on people with disabilities and their caregivers,” said Angela Williams, President and CEO of Easterseals, Inc.
EquallyAble Founder and President Mohammed Yousuf encouraged other organizations committed to people with disabilities including veterans and seniors to support the work of Easterseals nationwide through its COVID-19 Relief Fund. He added, “We are grateful to Easterseals for their century-long commitment to individuals with disabilities and their families, especially during times of crisis such as we are facing today that often have an overwhelming impact on the vulnerable populations for which Easterseals cares.”
To learn more about the Easterseals COVID-19 Relief Fund, visit www.easterseals.com.
For more than 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Together, our 68 affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5M people through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more. In schools, workplaces and communities, we’re fostering environments where everyone is included and valued — with a real and positive impact on us all. Join us in ensuring that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered. Learn more at www.easterseals.com.
EquallyAble’s mission is to empower people with disabilities globally through access to education, equipment, employment and inclusion. Since 2001, EquallyAble has cared about empowering people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives by providing educational, equipment and employment assistance around the world. Through its creative programs and initiatives, it has changed the lives of tens of thousands of individuals with disabilities in 12 countries, including creating over 500 small businesses. Learn more at www.equallyable.org. To learn more about the EquallyAble COVID-19 Relief Initiative, visit www.equallyable.org.