Get Involved and Support Easterseals!
Helping people with disabilities and special needs is what we do at Easterseals, but we can't do it alone. We provide our services regardless of a family's ability to pay, which results in more than $300,000 in uncompensated care annually. Throughout the year, our many community partners and friends help us raise funds to support children who live in our local communities.
One way to get involved is by participating in an Easterseals special event.
Festival of Trees (Postponed until 2021)
The Festival of Trees is a holiday tradition and celebration of art in the Mid-Ohio Valley as well as a longstanding fundraiser for the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in West Virginia. Members of the community donate their time and talent to decorate dozens of trees, wreaths, and mantel arrangements for the event. All items are displayed at The Blennerhassett Hotel and auctioned off in support of Easterseals.
Ride with Pride (Postponed until 2021)
Easterseals hosts the Ride with Pride equine therapy program out of both our Wheeling and Parkersburg offices. The program, which is offered several times a year, features fun exercises to improve posture, stretching, coordination, and focus. Volunteers are needed at each session to be side-walkers and horse handlers, as well as other responsibilities.
Miracle League of the Ohio Valley
The Miracle League of the Ohio Valley is an all-inclusive special needs baseball team for kids and adults of all ages. The team calls the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex home and has a field specifcally designed with a rubber surface. It removes the barriers that keep individuals with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other kids. Athletes are assisted by buddies who assist and protect players.
To learn more about getting involved, please call Lorraine McCardle at 304-281-3054.