June 28, 2015
Have you and your family ever been to a polo match? Join us as we gather at Hickory Hall Polo Club on Friday, August 7 and help support Easter Seals Crossroads and Cancer Support Community as the charity partners.
June 24, 2015
Riding a bike is something many people take for granted. Some children learn this skill at a very young age while others may experience challenges. That's why we offer iCan Bike in partnership with Rainbow's End Optimist Club and Indy Parks. Candice Aviles of RTV6 came to Perry Park yesterday to interview Rainbow's End Optimist Club, one of iCan Bike's extraordinary partners, and spread the word about the camp. You can view the segment here.
June 22, 2015
Camp FUEL kicked off their first session this week with a field trip to Distelrath Farms, located off of Raymond Street in Indianapolis. Adolescents ages 11-18 with disabilities or special needs participate in Camp FUEL to benefit from fun and unique experiential learning activities such as field trips, skill building and mentoring.
June 18, 2015
Today's post features advisory board member Dean Weseli. Dean joined the board in August 2014 after spending many hours volunteering for Easter Seals Crossroads in programs like CHEER, a respite program for adults with disabilities. Since then, Dean has helped us build new brand awareness and fundraising relationships with the community through our fall Hallow's Eve event and he participates in the development committee on overall fundraising opportunities for the agency.
June 7, 2015
Finding the confidence to sign up for a 5K, half marathon, or full marathon is one thing a lot of people are still looking for, but this confidence is just one of the many beautiful characteristics Pamela possesses. Pamela has participated in all kinds of races such as the Walk to End Alzheimer's, JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, and many others. This year Pamela has decided to compete in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5K. Pamela's story would be much different without these opportunities to walk, but now she cannot wait to participate in another race with the help of Easter Seals Crossroads. Pamela has been receiving services from Easter Seals Crossroads for two years and is an avid participant in the Adult Day Services.
June 4, 2015
When a person comes to us for assistance finding a job, there are many areas where Easter Seals Crossroads can help. From career assessment tests to resume writing and interview skills, our job coaches are preparing people every step of the way to meaningful employment. Thanks to a donation of clothing from Worth New York, Easter Seals Crossroads can continue to enhance the ability for our job candidates to find the right career for them.
June 2, 2015
What benefits are there for employers to hire persons with disabilities? Several industry surveys show that employees with disabilities have low turnover rates, low absenteeism, and high productivity. Furthermore, employers may receive tax credits and incentives from state and federal governments. When utilized, employees with disabilities have a strong support system that can provide additional training, accommodations, and/or employer advocacy.
May 31, 2015
Regions Bank has been a longtime partner with Easter Seals Crossroads. For many years, our holiday ornament was placed in central Indiana Regions Banks to increase sales and visibility. When we received a call asking about our interest in the "What a Difference a Day Makes" contest, we knew we could not turn the opportunity down to work with such a great community partner.