International Philanthropic Project of ESA
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Epsilon Sigma Alpha has partnered with Easter Seals to help meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities in communities nationwide.
Members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha have generously raised funds and provided volunteer services to help assure that Easter Seals can continue to deliver services that help people with disabilities and their families live better lives.
Easter Seals is the only national organization to serve people with disabilities—from birth throughout the lifespan—with emphasis and expertise in:
Remember that Kansas has an Easter Seals facility in Topeka: Capper Foundation. Capper Foundation is proudly “Celebrating 95 years of Building Abilities”! Check it out at the Easter Seal Website link to the left. Make plans to come and see the facility. Along with fundraising activities, members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha will be donating Gift Cards for Capper’s Veteran’s Count program to assist in groceries and fuel during our 2016-2017 campaign. Please feel free to contact the chairman if you have questions about Easter Seals.
"iCan Bike" is a unique 5-day summer program experience to give individuals with disabilities the self-confidence to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Using specialized equipment, coaching and encouragement, children will "lose the training wheels!" For individuals with disabilities, learning to ride a bicycle has many benefits, such as increased confidence and self-esteem, inclusion with peers, independent transportation, and most important, increased quality of life through recreation.
Easter Seals Capper Foundation provides exceptional individualized services to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
During the 2016-2017 year of “Making A Difference”, ESA will be “Taking a New Look at a Lifelong Friend”. Our fundraising will help purchase a Pacer Dynamic Gait Trainer. Assistive devices are just one of the many expenses families with a child with special needs encounter.
Capper Foundation Honors The Kansas State Council
What an honor! KS State Council of ESA was recognized by the Capper Foundation (November 2015) with their Founder's Award for our support and find raising for Easter Seals. President Angie Dawson Fairbanks presented them with a check from our August Board meeting which was in addition to the stuffed animals collected. Great job ESA!
The ARTSTAR Camp needs the following items for the kids to do their artwork. Designer Mats/Frames: Black with spring loading brackets on the back: Fundamental Form brand; 16 by 20 for vertical or horizontal; cost is $8.00 Total of 20. Smaller sizes could be used as well. Mats: 16 by 20 with an 11 by 14 opening; some white and some black; cost is $8.00. (Total of 20) Smaller sizes as well. Paint: Acrylic Paint; Craftsman brand; 8 fluid oz in plastic jars; basic colors (red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange, black white); cost is $2.29. (Total of three jars of each color) The money or the items can be donated at any time
Another program is Camp Hope. Camp Hope is a fundraising campaign designed to provide camping opportunities for children of military families. A specific way ESA can help is through the "Each One, Reach One" campaign where each chapter commits to sponsor at least one camper. This would require that the members of each chapter collectively contribute or raise $600 to provide a week at camp for a deserving camper.
A second program is with Guideposts Magazine. When you subscribe or give a gift subscription, your $20 goes to Easter Seals. This might be a great Christmas idea for that person who is always so hard to buy for!