This past spring, I was contracted by the good folks at Easter Seals South Florida to produce a video to be shown at their Small Miracles luncheon, one of their biggest yearly fundraising events. Now, for those of you still unfamiliar with what Easter Seals does, here’s a little history:
Two-thirds of a century ago, in the midst of a polio epidemic, many children in Greater Miami needed therapy and education and could not get those services in public schools. Filling that need was a new organization then called the Crippled Children’s Society. From those days in a church basement has come Easter Seals, who offer a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
In 2006 Easter Seals Miami-Dade merged with Easter Seals of Broward County, gaining more strength in early intervention and autism. Now as Easter Seals South Florida, they serve more than 2,500 individuals and families in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, employing 250 South Florida residents and engaging more than a thousand volunteers.
Through programs like the Easter Seals South Florida Child Development Center, Autism Elementary School, and their Adult Day Services, which offers programs and resources to help provide the best possible care for a spouse, parent, adult child or loved one who needs assistance with daily living, Easter Seals South Florida provides exceptional services so that people living with autism, Alzheimer’s and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Nationally, Easter Seals assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites. Each center provides top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves.
It was a great pleasure to have been of service to an organization such as Easter Seals South Florida. As for the Small Miracles Luncheon, it was a great success raising over $200,000 for the organization. I’d like to think my video had just a little bit to do with that. Oh, and if you’re interested in volunteering, taking a tour of their facilities or making a donation to Easter Seals South Florida, contact Marta Quintana at [email protected]
Enjoy the video…