Easter symbolizes new beginnings for people around the globe, and Easterseals provides new beginnings for those who are disabled.
This Easter, Assignment Desk crews worked with Dalton Agency and Easterseals in Ontario and New York City. Why? To capture major landmarks lit in orange to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the non-profit. Jon Simons was the still photographer vendor that helped capture the landmarks.
Over the past century, Easterseals has served as a resource for individuals with disabilities. From veterans to seniors and their families.
The organization was sparked by an unfortunate tragedy. In 1907, founder Edgar Allen lost his son in a car accident. The lack of medical services available to his son prompted Allen to sell his business. Allen then began a fundraising campaign to build a hospital in his hometown of Elyria, Ohio. In 1919, Allen founded the National Society for Crippled Children.
From there, Easterseals expanded their vision across the country and in communities nationwide when they opened up services to adults, and returning WWII veterans.
The organization currently works with 71 affiliates in communities nationwide to serve 1.5 million people.
We are grateful for Easterseals for all incredible service they are able to provide for those in need! We hope to work with them again in the future on more success stories!