February Charity of the Month

The WTOP Charity of the Month is Easterseals

Since 1945, Easterseals has worked tirelessly to enhance quality of life and expand access to healthcare, education, and employment in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We provide comprehensive services to children and adults with disabilities and to those with military backgrounds – regardless of their ability to pay.

Easterseals is creating a hopeful, inclusive community where all people realize their potential and live meaningful lives.

Want to support the work of Easterseals DC, MD and VA while having fun? Make plans to attend or sponsor “Bright Stars” Night at the Circus, Presented by M&T Bank, on Saturday, February 24 in Tysons Corner. This fun-filled night features a multi-abled cast and crew who reimagine a “circus for all”! Funds raised from the family-friendly event will help Easterseals continue to serve the thousands of children and adults with disabilities, including wounded warriors and other veterans. Find out more at brightstarsdc.org.

What We Do:

  • Adult Day Services: 3 centers – in Baltimore, Silver Spring, and Hagerstown – serve adults and seniors needing comprehensive daily care in a safe, nurturing, home-like environment.
  • Respite Services and Caregiver Support: Respite support provides more than 30,000 hours of care annually to children and families, including military families.
  • Military & Veterans Services: Easterseals programs have offered more than 22,000 hours of mental health counseling and more than 11,000 veterans and military spouses have received career coaching.
  • Child Development Services: 4 Child Development Centers and 2 Head Start Centers promote each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth.

Easterseals: Enriching lives and expanding opportunities for all children and adults in our communities, including people with disabilities and military backgrounds. Join us: eseal.org.

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