The 7th Annual Goodwill Easter Seals "Walk With Me" event is coming up this Saturday, September 21st.
Goodwill Easter Seals is a non-profit agency serving 12 counties along the Gulf Coast. The agency provides programs and services to help individuals and families overcome challenges due to disabilities or other barriers that impact economic well-being, self-sufficiency and quality of life.
7th Annual Walk With Me
Hank Aaron Stadium
9 a.m. – Registration
10 a.m. – Walk
The event takes place to bring hope and awareness for children and adults with disabilities in our community.
Funds raised will help support a variety of local services for children and adults with disabilities. Revenues generated from donations of clothing and household goods are funneled directly back into our programs. Both monetary and goods donations will be accepted at the Walk.
There will be a DJ, entertainment, games, a jumpy, food, t-shirts and, of course, the Walk , all at no cost to participants.
Goodwill Easter Seals’ mission statement, “Together, we empower people through encouragement, education and employment,” represents our commitment to helping people acquire the tools and skills needed for a pathway to self-sufficiency and lifelong success. They strive to make a measurable difference in our community through a multitude of mission services.
Children and Family Support Services include: early intervention for infants and toddlers, special education preschool, inclusive child care centers, adult day program, respite, Autism services, family literacy and parent education, support groups and financial assistance and medical equipment for individuals with special health care needs.
Adult Educational Services include: community-based volunteer tutoring for non-readers, basic skills classes, GED preparation instruction and testing, at-risk youth programs and financial literacy including Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Employment Services include: job readiness classes, job development and placement assistance to individuals with barriers to employment including seniors and people with disabilities.
Support Services include: camping program, medical and personal assistance programs and support groups.
Business Services include: secured data destruction, residential and commercial cleaning and recycling including electronics.
Goodwill Easter Seals
2448 Gordon Smith Drive
Mobile, AL 36617
More About Goodwill Easter Seals:
Goodwill Easter Seals has been a leader in helping people with disabilities maintain independent lifestyles. As well as delivering services to individuals, they have expanded to give other local businesses the opportunity to give back, while also providing services to the business itself.
Home and commercial cleaning service professionals have an understanding of the special needs of people with disabilities, seniors and working people with busy schedules.
Data destruction professionals place locked, secure containers in local businesses. At regularly scheduled intervals, uniformed employees swap-out the secure containers, transporting materials in a secured vehicle.
Dell and Goodwill Easter Seals have partnered together to recycle any brand of used computer equipment in any condition. Drop off used equipment at any location to be recycled. Pick-up is available for large quantities.
Goodwill Easter Seals’ non-profit business model is very different from traditional for-profit corporations. Their Business Services have been created to provide meaningful employment for people with disabilities, as well as help to fund other programs.
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