Giving Tuesday Now

Support Your Local Easter Seals

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Let’s come together to drive a spike of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and non-profits around the world. Together we can heal. Be a part of the solution: show your support and rally to do some good!

Help your local Easter Seals continue to provide much needed support to children, youth and adults living with disabilities in Canada by making a one-time donation or signing-up to become a monthly donor.

Make An Even Bigger Impact: 

Join the Easter Seals GEMS (Give Every Month Supporters)

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Many individuals and families who are living with disabilities – who are among Canada’s most vulnerable and marginalized groups – face multiple challenges and obstacles on a daily basis. Living with disabilities present challenges and costs that most Canadians do not have to contend with or worry about: from expenses related to special supplies and materials required for daily living, to the cost of purchasing, maintaining and repairing expensive accessibility equipment and devices that are required for communications and mobility. These challenges and circumstances have been made worse due to COVID-19.

Sign-up to be a monthly donor to Easter Seals and join the Easter Seals “GEMS” – a special group of individuals who care and are committed to helping people and families living with disabilities now and over the long-term.

We are looking for 100 individuals to come forward by May 31, 2020, and pledge their support as monthly donors. 100 monthly donors can help 100 people living with disabilities in Canada!

MONTHLY DONOR TARGET

Help us reach our goal of signing 100 monthly donors and help 100 people living with disabilities in Canada by May 31, 2020.

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Monthly Donors Receive:

  • A regular e-newsletter with information about Easter Seals’ upcoming activities and programs.
  • An annual tax receipt that consolidates all your monthly donations made throughout the year.
  • Recognition of your donation in the annual report.

There Are Many Reasons To Become A Monthly Donor:

  • Charitable receipts for monthly donors are issued annually so there is less paperwork for you to deal with when it comes to filing your taxes.

  • It’s easy to sign up and you can increase, decrease, pause or stop your donations at any time by emailing us at partnerships@easterseals.ca !

  • Monthly donations enable Easter Seals to make more stable and (cost) effective, long term plans for programs, services and purchases that benefit individuals and families we serve.

How Your Donations Help

Donations enable Easter Seals to provide free or subsidized accessibility equipment, and/or financial aid to individuals and families. In addition to accessibility equipment, your donations also make it possible for Easter Seals to offer other support programs and services.

$5/Month

Provides nutritious snacks for a group of participants each month.

$10/Month

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

$20/Month

Helps create training opportunities for youth and adults.

$50/Month

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Lowers the cost of accessible equipment for an individual.

$100/Month

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

Get Involved With Easter Seals

In addition to direct programs and services for individuals and families, Easter Seals also runs awareness and advocacy campaigns on many fronts to build a more inclusive and accessible society. Click on the following links to see how you can get involved and be a part of the movement.

Red Shirt Day

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21 Times Challenge

Help The Helpers

Help Canadian Charities survive the COVID-Crisis

Reimagine Employability

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The Impact of Your Donations: Changing Lives

Michelle’s Story

Michelle has been accessing Adaptive Technology services offered by Easter Seals Saskatchewan since 1977. At that time, she was using a head pointer and a sheet of symbols to communicate. Fast forward to today where she’s using one of the most advanced and innovative devices in the country.

A small grey dote placed on Michelle’s forehead operates an infra-red sensor connected to her device and allows here to communicate with the world around her. Aside from letting her select words, phrases and emotions to share, the device also allows her to control aspects of her external environment, including her television, fan, lamp, and depending on the season, her Christmas tree!

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.

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