Thank You For Your Support.
Easterseals corporate and community partners are essential in supporting our organization to make a positive difference in the lives of people every day.
The Cerritos Stompers 218, a team of Easterseals staff, participants and their families have participated in our annual Walk With Me event (now called Strides for Disability) since 2013. “I am passionate about this walk because it benefits the people we support,” said Cinthia Geyer, an Adult Day Services Life Skills Coach. “The money goes back to services for clients. It is used for activities and tools such as computers and handheld devices to help participants communicate better with others in the community,” she added.
Motivating the Cerritos Stompers fundraising effort was the goal to make the community aware of the abilities that each individual possess and that anyone can contribute to the community by volunteering and giving back. This year the Stompers raised more than $3,400. “I love being a part of the Cerritos Stompers,” added Tiffany Pullman, Adult Day Service Program Coordinator. “I am proud to say that the walk gets better every year. Way to go Cerritos Stompers!”
Helping veterans transition the skills they’ve developed in the military into their new communities and civilian careers is very important to The Boeing Company and Easterseals. Support from corporations such as Boeing help make it possible for Easterseals to offer the Bob Hope Veterans Support Program, which provides customized employment support to veterans transitioning from the military to civilian work. (See pages 10-11).
“Boeing is proud of the support and investment we provide to our nation’s service members, veterans and their families back here at home. By creating strategic partnerships with leading nonprofit organizations like Easterseals, we are providing pathways to build better lives for them, their families, and their communities,” said Mark Bertrand, Vice President of Space & Defense for Boeing Capital Corporation and Easterseals board member.
“The Bob Hope Veterans Support Program creates a service continuum that leverages the strengths of each organization so that transitioning Southern California military service members receive appropriate support across a wide spectrum of interests, goals and needs that ultimately leads to the achievement of meaningful employment,” Bertrand said. “Veterans and their families have served our nation with pride, and we recognize that they have much to contribute even after their service has ended.” We thank Boeing for their generous support.
Nature’s Bakery has generously supported Easterseals’ Strides for Disability Walk for the past two years, giving out free product samples to the participants. Paula Neiman Field Marketing Manager for Nature’s Bakery says their support stems from appreciation of Easterseals impact on the lives of individuals and families. “I love supporting organizations with such deep roots in advocacy for members of our communities with disabilities. Easterseals doesn’t just provide services, it empowers and inspires. Its impact is reflected in the faces and energy of the people I’ve met and witnessed at Easterseals events. We’re grateful to have an ongoing partnership with an organization so committed to raising the bar of excellence.”
TruMoo and its parent company, Alta Dena Certified Dairy, are long-term supporters of Easterseals Southern California, having helped sponsor the Easterseals Retail Supplier Partnership Golf Tournament, hosted by CVS, for the past five years. This annual tournament brings CVS vendors together from across the country to support Easterseals programs and services. In addition to supporting the golf tournament, Alta Dena hosts a booth at Easterseals’ annual Strides for Disability Walk to give free samples of TruMoo to all of the 1300+ participants. “I support Easterseals because of the hard work and dedication the group puts forward to provide services to people with disability,” said Jesus Zambrano, Alta Dena Sales Specialist.