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.
Inclusion on Ice (New in 2022!)
Easterseals and Augusta Levy partnered with the Wheeling Nailers to host an afternoon of ice skating and activities at the J.B. Chambers Memorial Ice Rink at Wheeling Park. By offering assistive devices and accommodations, we achieved our goal of providing an inclusive event open to children of all abilities—with and without disabilities. With the help of our generous sponsors, we were able to make the event completely free for attendees.
Inclusive Egg Hunt (New in 2022!)
Easterseals partners with the Vineyard Church of Wheeling to offer an inclusive, more accessible experience at the Wheeling Egg Hunt. Easterseals welcomes children with developmental and physical disabilities, as well as their siblings, to participate. Admission is free!
Kalkreuth Charities Golf Events
The Kalkreuth Amateur Golf Championship is a longstanding tradition in the Ohio Valley and the premier amateur golf tournament in the tri-state area, hosting nearly 300 golfers each year. Along with the Kalkreuth Vendor Invitational, this tournament generates the support of many of Kalkreuth’s valued vendor partners from across the country. A portion of the proceeds from these events contributes to an annual donation to Easterseals.
Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta
The Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta takes place during Labor Day weekend and features wooden hydroplanes and race boats tearing up and down the Ohio River at Heritage Port. The event is free to attend but serves as a fundraiser for Easterseals each year. Easterseals coordinates a basket raffle and children's activities each year.
Ride with Pride
Easterseals hosts the Ride with Pride equine therapy program out of both our Parkersburg and Wheeling offices. The program features fun exercises to improve posture, stretching, coordination, and focus. Volunteers are needed at each session in the Wheeling Ride With Pride to be side-walkers and horse handlers, as well as other responsibilities.