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Easter Seals Receives $80,000 in Grants for New AC Units



Easter Seals of Southwest Florida is cooling off in more ways than one this winter. Thanks to three generous grants awarded to the school by three separate foundations: William G and Marie Selby Foundation, Harry Sudakoff Foundation and Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation Easter Seals was able to install 17 brand new AC units. A grant of $50,000 from the William G and Marie Selby Foundation along with the two other matching grants of $20,000 and $10,000 made it possible for Easter Seals clients to stay cool all year long.056-DSC_6420

Tom Waters, CEO of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida said “our AC units were in desperate need of repair.” “This replacement was absolutely necessary to help maintain the health and safety of our disabled clients.”

Since 1955 the William G and Marie Selby Foundation have awarded over 2,500 grants to 359 organizations. From Education and Human Services to Parks and Nature, Housing and the Arts, the foundation keeps the Selby  legacy alive by continuing to make a positive impact in the community.

Having been part of the community for nearly 70 years, Easter Seals of Southwest Florida is committed to remaining a leader in special needs services – an organization to which individuals and their families can turn to for resources and support with a continuum of care throughout their lives.072-DSC_6440