Easter Seals Supporter Wins $6,722
Lenette Gauthier won the $6,722 prize pot in July’s Rotary At Work 50/50 Draw in support of Easter Seals Ontario. The draw was held completely online and raised funds to help purchase urgently needed accessibility and mobility equipment for kids with physical disabilities.
Lenette had not heard of the Rotary At Work 50/50 Draw until a few weeks ago, when she received an email from a social worker who had worked with her son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Gauthier family has directly benefited from Easter Seals Ontario programs in the past, so they are “also aware of the many more great things that Easter Seals does to help others.” Lenette shared that they will continue to support Easter Seals and Rotary fundraisers in the future.
“At all levels of governance throughout Ontario, Easter Seals has continued to think outside of the box in terms of raising funds and generating awareness for kids with physical disabilities,” says Development Officer, Jeremy Renaud. “Though many of our traditional sources of raising funds have been postponed due to the pandemic, our commitment to helping kids with physical disabilities has not. Easter Seals is extremely fortunate and grateful to have the support of Rotary behind the organization.”
Originally established by Rotary Club members in Windsor in 1922, Easter Seals Ontario has been a champion of children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds for the past 98 years. Funds generated support essential mobility and accessibility equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, ramps and lifts, for kids with physical disabilities, as well as opportunities for kids to experience fun, friendship and participation at fully accessible Easter Seals camps. Easter Seals is only able to provide its programs with the generous support of its donors and sponsors.