Why are we named Easter Seals?
Posted on April 21st, 2014 by Beth
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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