Mission: Easter Seals'' mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Programs: Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 85 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Easter Seals services benefit 1.3 million children and adults annually through more than 550 centers nationwide, in Puerto Rico and Australia. See great things at www.easterseals.com.
I have been involved as a volunteer and donor for over 40 years. I have seen first hand how effective Easter Seals is in making is possible for people - adults and children - with disabilities to achieve their potentials. Their programs are efficient, effective and greatly appreciated by the families they serve. I believe that this rating system that does not really reflect the quality of the services provided.
Having served as a volunteer for many years, here are facts not shown in the rating by Charity Navigator. Easter Seals serves over 1.4 million people a year. Annual revenues are more than $1.2 billion. Easter Seals receives many accolades for its efficient use of contributed funds and its transparency. The organization receives the highest level of recognition from the Better Business Bureau. It exceeds the best practice standards of the National Health Council. More than all of this, Easter Seals provides exceptional services that helps children and adults with disabilities achieve their dreams and goals every day across the country and around the world.