About Us

WHAT IS EASTER SEALS?

Easter Seals is a non-profit organization founded in 1919 by businessman Edgar Allen in Elyria, Ohio, to provide services and support to people with disabilities–to help them achieve independence.

HOW DOES EASTER SEALS USE ITS FUNDING?

Easter Seals spends more of its program money–96-98%–on direct services to clients than other similar organizations across the nation, according to the National Health Council. Easter Seals is also one of the few organizations to provide services for any disability.

WHERE DOES EASTER SEALS GET ITS FUNDING?

Easter Seals does not receive money from United Way. Its income is made up of service fees and grants (80%), money raised through special events (8%), contributions (11%), and other (1%).

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE EASTER SEALS’ SERVICES?

Easter Seals provides programs and services to clients, often at a fraction of the real cost. No one is turned away from Easter Seals. We are committed to helping to meet the needs of those who ask for help. Programs and services are provided regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability or inability to pay.