• International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Giving Tuesday: Double Your Gift with Amway

THIS DECEMBER, BE TWICE AS NICE:
DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT AND HELP MORE CANADIANS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES!

Fundraising Goal: $10,000

Help us reach our goal by making a donation today!

$8,601.72 $10,000

Thanks to the generosity of Amway Canada, donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a grand total of $10,000!

 #AmwayCares

 

Message From Easter Seals Canada

This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) and Giving Tuesday falls on Dec 3rd, kicking off the holiday season. In the spirit of this global day of charitable giving, Easter Seals is proud to announce that this year, we are partnering with Amway Canada (www.amway.ca) to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Giving Tuesday. In honour of this double celebration and as a demonstration of its support for persons with disabilities and accessibility, Amway will match every dollar donated to Easter Seals starting December 3 to December 31, 2019, up to a maximum of $10,000. Celebrate these events and help support Canadians living with disabilities by making a donation to Easter Seals today.

Read the full IDPD & Giving Tuesday message.

Dave Starrett,
President & CEO, Easter Seals Canada

Message From Amway Canada

Amway Canada is honoured to launch our #AmwayCares program on this International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Giving Tuesday.  We’re extremely proud to continue to help many Canadian families enhance their daily lives by using Easter Seals services.

Easter Seals is Amway North America’s longest standing philanthropic partner raising $35 million dollars since our partnership began supporting vital programs and services for children, youth and adults who are living with disabilities.

We use the best of our business and the passion of our Independent Business Owners and employees to impact communities across our nation and are extremely proud of our thirty five-year partnership with Easter Seals in their quest to help Canadians with disabilities live better lives.

Len Lakiri,
General Manager, Amway Canada

This December,
There Are Plenty of Reasons to Celebrate:

  • Giving Tuesday

    This year, Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving to charities, falls on December 3, 2019.

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    December 3rd also marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities each year.

  • Amway Canada Matching Campaign

    *To celebrate this double event, Amway Canada is matching all donations made to Easter Seals Canada between Dec 3 to 31, 2019!

  • Double Your Impact

    So double the impact of your gift by making a donation to Easter Seals Canada today, and help even more Canadians who are living with disabilities access the support services and programs they require.

Double your Gift, Double your Impact

How Your Donations Help

Donations enable Easter Seals to provide free/subsidized accessibility equipment and/or financial aid to individuals and families. In addition to accessibility equipment, your donations also makes it possible for Easter Seals to offer other support programs and services. The following is an example of what these programs and services cost to deliver:

$50

Provides healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for children at camp

$100

Supports an inclusive group recreational, sports or training session

$150

Subsidizes the cost of incontinence diapers for a child, youth or adult

$500

Lowers the cost of accessibility equipment or device for an individual and their family

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$1,000

Provides a post-secondary scholarship or bursary for a young adult

Why Donate to Easter Seals?

Living With Disabilities Can Be Very Expensive

The following is an example of the costs of some basic accessibility equipment and services:

  • Powerchairs: Over $5,000
  • Home lifting systems: Over $1,000
  • Hearing Aids: Over $1,000
  • Hearing Implants: Over $20,000
  • Rehabilitative Therapy: Over $100 per session

Enabling More Canadians With Disabilities To Access Our Programs & Services

From the cost of purchasing and maintaining accessibility equipment to the cost of daily necessities that are unique to persons living with disabilities such as diapers, medication and therapy services, programs and services provided by Easter Seals help alleviate the financial burden for many individuals who are living with disabilities, and their families.

Double Your Impact!

Amway’s pledge to match, dollar-for-dollar, donations made to Easter Seals enables you to double the impact of your gift and help more Canadians who are living with disabilities, and their families. There’s no better time to give! Encourage your family members, friends and colleagues to match your donation to Easter Seals to triple and even quadruple your impact!

It Pays To Give!

Receive a charitable tax receipt for the donation you make to Easter Seals. These tax receipts can be used to lower your taxes when filing your annual tax returns.

Donate today and get a special Easter Seals digital frame for your Facebook profile photo! 

Changing Lives

Caleb’s Story

Caleb is an extremely happy, outgoing and energetic 7-year-old with severe Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy. He may have a lot more challenges than the average child or adult but this does not stop him from smiling everyday.

Since he was 2 years old, Caleb  has been using a Buddy Roamer walker to get around but has finally gotten too tall for it. Donations from Easter Seals’ supporters enabled Caleb’s parents to purchase an extension for his walker as well as a special toilet seat, so that Caleb can continue to move independently, and have the privacy and space he needs when using the toilet.

Marco’s Story

Soon after he was born, Marco was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and began his early childhood both shaped and defined by his wheelchair. Little did Marco know when he was greeted at Easter Seals Camp in BC for the first time at the age of five, his experience at Camp would set the path for his future.

Marco spent the next ten summers at Easter Seals camp, and today,  he credits the camps for helping him build the skills, confidence, values and friendships that propelled his life and career, and helped shape who he is today.

Did You Know?

Learn more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Giving Tuesday:

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed on December 3rd each year. This annual event was started by the United Nations in 1992 with a resolution passed by the General Assembly. According to the United Nations, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities “aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.”

  • Canada is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. Read more about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities here: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html
  • In 2019, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act (ACA): Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation, which aims to create a “barrier-free Canada through the proactive identification, removal and prevention of barriers to accessibility wherever Canadians interact with areas under federal jurisdiction.” The ACA also creates a Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization (CASDO) which is tasked with implementing the Accessible Canada Act.

Logo for Giving Tuesday campaign

The idea for Giving Tuesday was originally conceived in the United States in 2012 as the counterweight to the commercialism and consumerism of events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was transplanted in Canada by a group of organizations including GIV3CanadaHelps.org, and now includes over 6,500 partners. Giving Tuesday is now a global movement that encourages people to give and volunteer in the post-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas season. It is an annual reminder for charities, companies and community members to come together and rally for their favourite causes.

Learn more about Giving Tuesday.

Thank You Amway Canada!

About Amway

Amway is founded on the principle of helping people live better lives through its four core values: Freedom, Family, Hope and Reward.

We are one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses powered by our Artistry (beauty) and Nutrilite (health) brands, opportunities that empower relationships and global citizenship that is purposeful.

Amway Canada, the first of Amway Corporation’s international affiliates, was established on October 9, 1962 in London, Ontario. Amway Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Ada, Michigan. For 60 years, we have empowered business owners with an opportunity that can help support their success in every corner of the world.

Amway – a family owned company, is built on the power of building relationships.

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