Locations LLC staff and family paint with purpose

Easter Seals Hawaii wishes to extend a HUGE mahalo to Locations LLC for its support of our mission to empower people with disabilities and special needs to achieve their goals and live independent fulfilling lives.

On Saturday, on May 14, 2016, 15 Locations LLC employees and family members, led by Easter Seals Hawaii board member Brian Stewart along with Locations partners, realtors and administrative team members came to the Easter Seals Hawaii Sultan School on Green Street to paint the walls within our keiki classrooms. Locations also committed the financial resources to facilitate replacement of the flooring and window coverings within our two classrooms.

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This complete makeover by Locations LLC was last done almost twenty years ago and was long overdue. Said Luke Kusumoto, Early Intervention program manager at the Sultan School, “I was truly touched to see so many volunteers with an interest in what we do, who worked so hard start to finish. We’ve been hoping for renovations like this for many years and are excited to reveal it to our families who will benefit from the refurbished rooms. What a nice additional surprise it will be for my staff!”

We commend and thank the professionals at Locations LLC for supporting our mission and those we serve!

Regards,

Ron Brandvold, President & CEO
Easter Seals Hawaii

Aloha United Way – Don’t forget to designate Easter Seals Hawaii!

2013 AUWHelp us continue our mission and designate Easter Seals Hawaii as your charity of choice for Aloha United Way. Our designation number is 70110. Every contribution designated to ESH ensures only the best services and programs are provided to our participants and their families,

If you have already donated, we thank you for your support.

Support ESH Kauai & get a quote for your auto insurance!

Easter Seals Hawaii (ESH) in Kauai teamed up with GEICO to raise money for the ESH Kauai Early Intervention program, the Adult Day Health program and service centers this month! GEICO will donate $5 each time someone calls them for a quote for auto insurance. All you have to do is pick up the phone, dial 1-800-947-AUTO, ask for a quote and mention Easter Seals Hawaii! This is for the month of May only. Once GEICO reaches 200 quotes, they will donate $10 per quote. If you’re in Kauai, call now and change a life!

Note: Calls must be coming from Kauai in order to be counted.

Former participant Cody Santiago makes headlines as a valued employee at Safeway

Cody SantiagoAs part of Disabilities Awareness Month, KHON2 News’ Olena Heu featured our former participant Cody Santiago as a valued employee and independent individual at Safeway Manoa yesterday morning.

A few minutes before the interview and filming of the news package, Cody appeared nervous, yet excited at the opportunity of appearing on camera and having people take interest to what he does at his job. But once the camera started to roll, he was enthusiastic to show off his dazzling customer service skills. A Kalani High School graduate, Cody never let any of his struggles get in the way of leading an active and independent life. He was diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and took advantage of the services and programs provided by Easter Seals Hawaii.  His case coordinator, Chandiss Keller, said that Cody is a very independent adult that leads an active social life.

According to Chandiss, the one thing that Cody dreams of is appearing on Hawaii Five-O. Watch his segment to get a glimpse of his first shot at fame. [Full video &  article at KHON News]

We’re so proud and thankful for Cody representing Easter Seals Hawaii and showing others what we do best! We give adults like him the skills and experience needed to live an independent life. Don’t forget to select Easter Seals Hawaii at your local Safeway checkout stand! Money raised goes to support keiki, teenagers and adults with disabilities in Hawaii.

Max thrives on supporters like you

When Max was born with severe develomental delays, doctors told his parents that there was little hope that he would ever walk and he would have various developmental issues. His parents sought out services provided by the Easter Seals Hawaii Early Intervention Program and eventually started to take steps, sit up and talk.

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Max walking with the help of a walker.

Thanks to generous donors, Max was provided with excellent care, education and the valuable equipment for him to walk. Today he is in preschool and his progress was only possible because of our compassionate donors. Max thrives on the support of the community and their generosity. Keiki throughout our islands are waiting for their chance at the therapies, services and programs that could change their lives. Will you help other children like Max strive for greater independence? Donate here and change a life!