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JobRaising Challenge logoI am pleased to introduce David Dreith as a guest blogger today. David is executive vice president at Easter Seals TriState and oversees our Social Enterprise operations here.

Easter Seals Tristate needs your help

by David Dreith

Easter Seals TriState is in the top 10 out of 74 nonprofits in a national JobRaising Challenge that features top nonprofits who are determined to put Americans back to work. Help us by donating a minimum of $10 to our JobRaising page. Your support can put us in the top three and help us win a share of $250,000!

This fundraising challenge is sponsored by the Huffington Post, The Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, and McKinsey & Company, and it gives Easter Seals exposure for our transitional employment efforts. Did you know there are currently more than 700 positions open in the manufacturing industry in the greater Cincinnati region alone? This number is only expected to grow in the coming years. Yet, we have an unemployment rate close to 7%. How does this make sense? This is where we come in.

At Easter Seals TriState, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the thrill of success. When an unemployed or displaced worker gains skills and entry into the workforce, our entire community benefits. Our advanced manufacturing transitional employment program helps find people who don’t have the qualifications but want to work in the advanced manufacturing industry, trains them, and connects them to employers in the region who are looking for a skilled workforce.

Interested? Good, we need your help! Everyone is needed to get us up in the ranks to be eligible for a prize. The top three nonprofits receive cash prizes:

  • First place: $150,000
  • Second place:- $50,000
  • Third place: $30,000

However, if we are in the top 5, we receive a feature story on the FRONT PAGE of The Huffington Post, which would be great exposure for everyone associated with Easter Seals.

I am proud of the work we do in our local community, and in the work of Easter Seals throughout the country. We need your help to further our cause and gain greater exposure through this fundraising challenge. How can you help? Join us in showing the nation that Easter Seals stands united in all the work we do for people with disabilities and disadvantages! This challenge also highlights Easter Seals as a whole and the great things the people we serve accomplish. Now through March 1, go to our JobRaising page and donate! Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated. We also need you to share our story. With your help, Easter Seals TriState can do more to solve the job crisis facing so many people today.


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