Easter Seals Ontario shares local highlights of March campaign

Local Easter Seals families at a ‘March is Easter Seals Month’ event. Photo via Easter Seals Ontario.

Easter Seals Ontario has announced the success of its March Is Easter Seals Month fundraising and awareness campaign in the Kingston community.

According to a release from Easter Seals Ontario, the annual campaign shines a spotlight on local Easter Seals families, sharing their stories and raising awareness about their needs and the challenges they face. Thanks to the incredible support and generosity of the community, the campaign made a significant difference in the lives of children and youth with physical disabilities, the organization stated.

Easter Seals provided the following highlights of the March campaign:

  • The Rotary Club of Kingston played a significant role in the campaign’s success, with their tremendous support and fundraising efforts. 
  • Randy Loucks and his wife Basilia of Smitty’s Family Restaurant & Lounge, who have been hosting Pancake Days for the past 25 years to support March Is Easter Seals Month, raised over $2,600 this year. 
  • James R. Henderson Public School hosted a Red Shirt Day to support a fellow classmate who is an Easter Seals client and other children in the Kingston community, raising over $500. 
  • The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board held numerous events throughout the month to raise funds and awareness.
  • The staff and residents of Kingsdale Chateau participated in a raffle, raising significant funds towards the campaign’s success.

Linda Clouthier, Community Engagement Officer at Easter Seals Ontario for Southeastern Ontario, expressed her gratitude to everyone who participated in this year’s campaign. “We are thrilled with the tremendous success of our March Is Easter Seals Month campaign in Kingston, and we could not have achieved it without the unwavering support of all those involved. Your generosity and dedication to Easter Seals kids and families are deeply appreciated, and we are proud to be part of such a supportive and compassionate community,” she said.

Easter Seals Ontario also extended a “heartfelt thank you” to everyone who helped make the March Is Easter Seals Month campaign in Kingston a resounding success, according to the release.

Easter Seals Ontario has been a leading provider of programs and services for children and youth with physical disabilities since 1922. The organization is a registered charity, and offers a wide range of programs and services, including mobility and accessibility equipment funding, fully accessible summer camps, post secondary scholarships, youth ambassadors, and advocacy and public awareness. Easter Seals is only able to provide these programs thanks to the generous support of its donors and sponsors.

To learn more, visit EasterSeals.org

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