At Verti, we’re big on the idea of doing the right thing and helping not only each other out but also the greater community. Out of this desire to be helpful and human, we began working with Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Easterseals is changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. They’re passionate. They’re an endless well of positivity. They’re obsessed to never settle for something that is “good enough.” What ultimately drives them is the same wiring that drives us. So making the decision to support the Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania was a natural fit for us. On #GivingTuesday, which is always the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States, the season and spirit of giving begins. #GivingTuesday gave us an opportunity to work with Easterseals and truly help them achieve their goals to support the community for things like:
- Music therapy: which serves an educational purpose and provides functional language. It also gives the kids a chance to explore their boundaries of silliness and joy as they sing along in a different voice or use a new instrument to accompany their Music Therapist.
- Assistive technology: which includes communication devices that when used in conjunction with Speech Therapy, give non-verbal children the opportunity to speak.
- Adaptive equipment: like gait-trainers and walkers, are essential to helping the children Easterseals serve explore the world around them.
- Easterseals Friendship Academy: an inclusive learning center where children with disabilities and their typically-developing peers learn and grow together.
Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania is doing amazing things to improve the lives of the children with disabilities and their families in their community. A community may start with location and your geography, but ultimately being a responsible member of your community means you feel connected and help the other members of your community who need it most. Verti is proud to be a supporter of Easterseals efforts on #GivingTuesday and every day.