North Grenville — Easter Seals Ontario’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign, ‘March is Easter Seals Month,’ was launched in Kemptville at the February 18th Municipal Council meeting, after Mayor Nancy Peckford and Council officially proclaimed, ‘March is Easter Seals Month.’
“North Grenville recognizes the significant contributions of charities like Easter Seals Ontario who are dedicated to providing direct support as well as awareness of those in need in the municipality and across the province,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Through the leadership of local organizations, particularly the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub, North Grenville has a long history of supporting children’s access to specialized Easter Seals summer camps,” added Mayor Peckford.
“Easter Seals Ontario has been a part of the North Grenville area for many years, and we are sincerely grateful for the support we receive from the municipality as well as from our donors, sponsors and dedicated volunteers,” said Kelly MacLaren, Development Officer with Easter Seals Ontario. “This support is vital in helping kids with physical disabilities get essential mobility and accessibility equipment as well as opportunities for inclusion and participation at Easter Seals camp.”
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. Proceeds from March is Easter Seals Month go towards funding of essential mobility and accessibility equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes and bathing aids, for kids with physical disabilities, as well as opportunities for kids to experience inclusion, fun, friendship and participation at fully accessible Easter Seals camps. There is an Easter Seals camp just outside of Perth, called Camp Merrywood.
Easter Seals is only able to provide its programs with the generous support of its donors and sponsors. For more information, visit EasterSeals.org.
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