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YOUR support allows Easterseals to provide exceptional care and services to your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and loved ones.
Our children and family-focused programs help support Vermont families through the most challenging times.
Impact is important, and we know it’s important to you, too. You can give confidently to Easterseals VT, knowing that every dollar you donate is maximized through sound fiscal management. Success stories like Richard’s is why we do what we do.
Richard’s life came full circle last summer in Barre. Watching Easterseals Vermont’s Over The Edge fundraising event that saw 30 supporters rappel down North Barre Manor (where Richard lives), he remembered the role Easterseals played in his early life.
Born three months premature in 1955, Richard’s chances for survival were slim. His parents were told he might not make it. His mother knew better. Though they didn’t have much, his parents saw that Richard got the services and supports he needed. It took 11 years, but Richard walked on his own. He credits much of that to his physical therapist, Lee Benger.
“He pushed me hard,” Richard recalls. “He taught me don’t ever think you can’t. Find a way so you can.” That encouragement served Richard well.
Through his time with Easterseals and the Vermont Achievement Center, Richard walked on his own for several years, attended college, and had a career as a lower elementary school and special education teacher.
“Without Easterseals, I wouldn’t have had the life I had,” Richard says. “The support I received from Easterseals and my faith got me through some tough times.”
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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GO OVER THE EDGE?
EVENT DATE: July 22, 2023
LOCATION: North Barre Manor
How do I participate?
- SIGN UP NOW to become an Edger
- Easily set up your personal fundraising page
- Reach the $1000 fundraising minimum!
- Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel
The Impact of your donation...
By supporting the Over the Edge Fundraiser, you are helping local families! Here's a few ways, you donations could be used:
$700: Driver’s education classes (for foster youth)
$500: Summer camp; horseback riding lessons; tires for car
$300: Prom tickets, dress, shoes, corsages; pool pass; driver’s ed lessons
$250: Home heating fuel assistance or car repairs
$100: Food cards, Diapers for a baby for a month
$75: Clothing (uniforms/shoes) for youth starting a job
$50: Cellphone minutes, gas cards
Sign up now, or support a rappeler below!
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