Each Spring, look out for the Paper Eggs in a store near you!
The Paper Egg #unstoppABLETM Campaign will be back in stores in the month leading up to Easter: from March 25 to April 21, 2019.
What is the Paper Egg #unstoppABLETM Campaign?
The annual Paper Egg #unstoppABLETM Campaign is one of Easter Seals’ signature national fundraising and awareness initiatives. Part of our “March is Easter Seals Month” celebrations, the Paper Egg Campaign is a grassroots fundraising effort that brings individuals and communities all across Canada together to raise funds for Canadians living with disabilities.
Each Spring, Easter Seals corporate and business partners in cities and towns all across the country will encourage their customers to purchase colourful Easter Seals paper eggs at the store’s checkout counters. Customers are asked to sign their name on the eggs which are then proudly put up on store windows and walls to create a powerful display of support. You can also purchase Paper Eggs online at www.paperegg.ca and send a personalized Easter Seals Spring e-Card to your family and friends.
Funds raised through the Campaign enable Easter Seals to deliver a variety of programs and services for Canadians living with disabilities.
The Paper Eggs are getting a Brand New Look!
After many years, the Easter Seals Paper Egg is getting a fresh new look starting from 2019! The colours and imagery of the Paper Eggs will now better reflect Easter Seals’ identity, and the mission and purpose of the organization.
Instead of the purple Paper Eggs with a drawing of a yellow chick, look out for the new red Paper Eggs featuring photo images of former participants of Easter Seals programs and services.
(Image above, on left): Previous Paper Egg design. (Image above, on right): New Paper Egg designs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where can I purchase the Paper Eggs?
Paper Eggs are available at many participating stores and retail locations across the country. For a full list of participating stores in your province, check the list here at www.paperegg.ca. You can also ask your local store if they are participating in the Paper Egg campaign, and ask to purchase Paper Eggs from the cashier at the check-out counters.
What do I do after I made a donation by purchasing a Paper Egg?
After you’ve purchased a Paper Egg in store, there are several things that you can do:
- Sign your name on the space provided on the Paper Egg and hand it back to the store clerk/cashier. The store will then add your signed Paper Egg to the display wall of Paper Eggs in the store.
- Take a photo of yourself with your signed Paper Eggs, and post the photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtags #PaperEgg, #EasterSealsCanada, and/or #unstoppABLE to help raise awareness about the campaign and Easter Seals.
Where do funds raised by the Paper Egg #unstoppABLE campaign go?
All funds raised from the Paper Egg #unstoppABLE go towards enabling Easter Seals to offer vital programs, services and accessibility equipment in support of children, youth and adults across Canada who are living with disabilities. For a full list of the different types of programs and services offered by Easter Seals, click here. The programs and services offered differ from province to province. All funds raised in a province remains in the province.
What portion of funds raised actually goes to help people with disabilities?
More than 90% of funds raised through the campaign directly benefits Easter Seals program and services in support of people living with disabilities. Less than 10% goes towards printing and distribution costs.
How can I access Easter Seals programs and services?
Easter Seals programs and services are delivered directly by Easter Seals provincial organizations. Contact the Easter Seals organization in your province for details of programs and services that are available in your province. For a list of Easter Seals provincial organizations, click here.
Photos from previous Paper Egg #unstoppABLE campaigns
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