The Dirt Farmer Foundation’s CAUSE it’s APRIL: Easter Seals




The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.
 
Our CAUSE it’s APRIL or Cause of the Month is:
 
***EASTER SEALS***
 

"Together we can change the way the world defines and views disability"
 
Easter Seals is an American non-profit organization that assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and special needs (including autism) through a network of more than 550 service sites in the United States, Canada, Australia and Puerto Rico.




EASTER SEALS

(founded in 1919 as the National Society for Crippled Children) provides community-based services for people with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and their families. 

Learn more HERE.
Sites provide services, therapies and treatments tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community they serve. The organization assists children and adults with physical and mental disabilities and special needs resulting from any cause, whether diagnosed at birth or incurred through disease, accidental injury or the aging process. Learn more HERE.



WHAT EASTER SEALS DO. Easter Seals serves 1.4 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services at 83 affiliates nationwide. They change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day, helping clients build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work and play.


Nationwide, Easter Seals' 83 affiliates and over 550 service sites provide services to people with disabilities and special needs in their local communities. Each affiliate operates as an independent Easter Seals corporation.

Learn more HERE.



EASTER SEALS PROGRAMS. Today and every day, Easter Seals offers indispensable resources to more than a million people and families living with a disability annually. Services are provided through a network of 75 local Easter Seals in communities nationwide, along with four international partners in Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada. Easter Seals offers hundreds of home and community based services and supports—categorized into five distinct support areas: Live, Learn, Work, Play and Act. Learn more HERE.

LIVE: Hands on comprehensive, vital programs and support to help people reach their full potential.

Includes: Adult and senior services,  Autism services, Medical rehabilitation and health services, Mental health services and Residential and housing services. Learn more HERE.

LEARN: Programs designed to help children and adults learn basic functions, master skills need to develop and thrive. Includes: Online development screening tool, Assistive technology services, Early intervention services, Child care services and Children services. Learn more HERE.


WORK: A range of training, placement and related services helping people prepare for the workforce.

Includes: Veterans and Military family services and Workforce Development services. Learn more HERE.


PLAY: Fun, healthy programs for children, adults and caregivers to relax, connect with friends and engage in constructive activities.

Includes: Camping and recreation, Respite services and Supportive services. Learn more HERE.


ACT: Involvement opportunities for our vibrant community of friends and supporters.

Includes: Community engagement and outreach and Educational programming. Learn more HERE.



GET INVOLVED. There are several ways you can HELP and SUPPORT Easter Seals. You can Give, Volunteer and Donate. Learn more HERE.



***WAYS TO GIVE***

Your generosity makes all the difference in the lives of people with disabilities, seniors, and children.

Find out HERE all the ways you can give.


***ADVOCACY***

Stay up to date with breaking news from Capitol Hill, receive action alerts, and more.

Learn how to join Easterseals advocacy efforts HERE.


***VOLUNTEER***

Volunteer your time and share your talents with an Easter Seals near you.

Find out more about getting involved with your local Easterseals HERE.




EASTER SEALS
AROUND
THE WORLD:

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