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You can offer help and hope to children and adults with special needs. Your contribution makes it possible for Easterseals Southwest Florida to offer services that help children, youth and adults with disabilities achieve their goals and “live more independent, self-supporting, satisfying lives.”

Ginger’s Kids – Dollars for Scholars

donate-gingers-kidsThe Lily school is a licensed inclusive early childhood and education program recognized for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The school is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs.

Longtime Easterseals supporter, Ginger Judge, has volunteered to kick off the Ginger’s Kids – Dollars for Scholars fundraising campaign by matching every gift donated, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 between June 15, 2019 and September 15, 2019. All gifts to this matching fund will help provide the children in the Lily School the opportunity to access educational opportunities in an interactive learning environment.

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General & Program Support

Easterseals Happiness House serves children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities including Autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and sensory processing disorders. In most cases, there is a gap between what insurance and/or Medicaid Waiver will cover and the actual cost of providing the services. We seek assistance from members of our community who will help us “mind the gap” so that no one falls through the cracks, losing essential and life-enriching programs and services due to lack of funding. This gap exists in each of our programs. For example, the outstanding cost for a child to attend the Lily School, our After-School Program or Summer Camp is $2,000 per year. That means we must raise $2,000 PER CHILD, per year, just to break even. Please consider donating to help us “mind the gap” in every department.

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Make a difference in the life of a child with disabilities. Become a child sponsor by participating in our “Adopt-A-Child Program.” Easterseals Happiness House, together with Matt Buchanan of Sarasota Ford, is excited to offer you the opportunity to sponsor a child for an entire year for a gift of just $1,000. Donations can be received as one-time gifts or through monthly auto-payments of $100. Won’t you help us make a positive impact on the life of a very special child in our community?

Click to adopt a child with a one-time donation of $1,000 Click to adopt a child with a monthly donation of $100