Easter Seals To Host Webathon To Support Local Biz And Kids With Physical Disabilities
Windsor Essex has proven to be generous and caring with some of the hardest working entrepreneurs around.
Easter Seals was born in Windsor 96 years ago, and thanks to the support of the community and business owners it has grown into a national organization, helping kids with physical disabilities.
Easter Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.
Their services include funding for families to help purchase essential mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and lifts. Their fully accessible camps give children the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities, such as an accessible high ropes course, indoor climbing wall, sailing, and more.
“The best way to show our appreciation is by paying it forward to our entrepreneurs and those who support them by shopping local, while continuing to make a difference in the lives of kids who need help,” states Rebecca Rivard, Fundraising Specialist, Easter Seals Ontario (2117 Pelissier Street, Windsor). “That’s why we’re proud to introduce the ‘Easter Seals Webathon’!”A variety of local businesses from across Windsor Essex will be spotlighted during the week-long “Easter Seals Webathon” starting Monday, November 26.
From videos on social media, you can learn more about local entrepreneurs and what they have to offer. The community will also have the opportunity to save on holiday shopping with an online auction. A large assortment of goods and services will be available for bidding during the “Webathon.”
Businesses will also be accepting donations for Easter Seals on their own fundraising pages. It’s a great way for everyone to support their favourite local business and at the same time help Easter Seals kids!
The top fundraising businesses will win advertising packages from local media companies, such as Mix 96.7 FM, Windsor Star and of course, Biz X magazine.
It’s not too late for businesses to join the “Easter Seals Webathon.”
If you would like a video to be created for you for $100 plus a donation of an item to the online auction, you can do so until mid-November by contacting the local Easter Seals office or sending an email to Rivard at: [email protected].
I personally invite you, along with the rest of Windsor Essex, to join this charity from November 26 to 30, 2018 as this brand new initiative is launched.
Log on to EasterSeals.org for the latest news and information on this exciting Webathon.