Why are we named Easter Seals?

Easter weekend gave me plenty of opportunities to explain to people how an organization that helps people with disabilities and special needs live better lives ended up with the name Easter Seals.

When we started in 1919, we were called the National Society for Crippled Children. But then, eighty years ago, in the spring of 1934, we launched our first Easter “seals” campaign to raise money for our services. The seals were stickers about the same size as postage stamps, and donors placed them on envelopes and letters to show their support.

The public support for the seals campaign was overwhelming. It triggered a nationwide expansion and a swell of grassroots efforts on behalf of people with disabilities, and by 1967 the Easter “seal” was so well recognized that we formally adopted the name. We’ve been “Easter Seals” ever since.

So there you have it.

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  11. Beth Finke Says:

    Kyle, I want to let you know I needed to edit your response to take out your phone number –didn’t want to risk having even *more* people harassing you. Someone from Easter Seals will contact you personally,I hope things are going better for you and you are settling in.


  12. Angela Says:

    I ‘m sure all of you know by Now who my boyfriend is (Since He is Currently a participant and from what I hear from my friends is doing really well, thus far.) However, I did Not meet him at Easter Seals or At The A. R. C. Rec Program(s) or C V R I met him instead at a different place called Meadowedge Social Club in 2009 and both of us started going there at different age (s) I have been there for 6 years, and He was what I call (jokingly, Burke y – Boo Bear an”on again, off again” Member for it seemed at time (s) like an eternity ,at first. And Now, He has been a consistent current club Member as I have so far (this year), and I hope He continues to do so I LOVE YOU , Burke y and MY Very Good Friend, Margie So So So So SO Very Much


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