Kids with physical disabilities don’t want your stares or sympathy, but they do deserve your admiration and respect. Kids and all individuals with physical disabilities face incredible challenges each and every day, but with a little support and assistance they can become unstoppABLE. That’s the message Easter Seals wants to spread during March is Easter Seals Month.
March is Easter Seals Month is the beginning of Easter Seals Ontario’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign for kids with physical disabilities. Our goal during this month is to increase awareness surrounding the ongoing challenges and needs kids with physical disabilities experience while raising much-needed funds to support the organization’s programs and services.
Province-wide fundraising initiatives include:
• The annual Easter Seals direct mail campaign, containing the traditional Easter “seals”, arrives in homes across the province.
• Between March 9 and April 1, the Easter Seals Paper Egg Campaign takes place in retailers across Ontario including Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper, Avondale, Highland Farms and Booster Juice, where shoppers are invited to support the organization by purchasing a $2 paper egg.
• The annual Easter Seals Telethon will air on Sunday, March 25 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. in Sault Ste. Marie, and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Windsor-Essex, from April 2 to 6 on CKWS from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 pm. to 5:30 p.m. in South Eastern Ontario, on Sunday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Peterborough and Toronto, and on Sunday, April 29 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Sudbury. For more information, visit EasterSealsTelethon.org.