What does 100 years look like? Does it look like wisdom, celebration, and more than a few birthday candles? This year, the national Easterseals organization is 100 years old, and it looks like all of that and more!
In this centennial year, Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida is joining Easterseals affiliates across America in celebrating all abilities and limitless possibilities.
Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida was founded 68 years ago, and at the time was named the Junior Service League Orthopedic Center in Daytona Beach. Though its name changed to Easter Seals of Volusia Flagler Counties’ and then Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida, its purpose has remained: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.
In 2019, as we reflect upon Easterseals’ 100 years of national impact and nearly seven decades of local service, we honor our legacy and anticipate our future. We encourage YOU to be a part of the centennial celebration; here are a few ways you can enjoy it with us:
Share your Easterseals story. You are an important part of our mission. Do you have an inspiring Easterseals story to share? We want to hear it! Email Susan Moor at firstname.lastname@example.org with your experience. Your experiences could help others in myriad ways, from encouraging them to seek support to changing their attitudes about disabilities. You never know how someone could be changed for the better by reading your Easterseals story.
Expand the local Easterseals network. Do you follow Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida on Facebook or receive our email updates? Share our social posts and e-newsletters with your friends and family. Educating others about the services we provide for young and old, and no matter their abilities, can open doors for others’ advocacy and action. You can sign up for our e-mail updates on the right side of our homepage.
Take our survey. We invite you to help Easterseals look into the future and its next 100 years. What do you think Easterseals’ goals should be for the next 100 years of serving the disability community? Take this short survey and share your thoughts.
Gear up and get out. Join us for an Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida event this year. Our two hallmark, local fundraisers include Walk With Me (April 26, 2019) and Over the Edge at ONE DAYTONA (November 2, 2019), both in Daytona Beach. Walk With Me is a fundraising event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities. Individual walkers and teams join hundreds of other passionate people in their communities for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, our signature walk. Over the Edge at ONE DAYTONA invites you to catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel down the famed International Motorsports Center. Rappelers raise funds and earn their spot on the ropes in this unique event.
As we celebrate 100 years of national impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families and communities throughout America, and nearly 70 years of local service, we invite you to join in the conversation, events and everyday mission of Easterseals. We embrace the future with a renewed commitment to enhance possibilities for people of all ages and abilities, and we thank you for journeying with us.