Your Money at Work

The Cost of a Helping Hand

Easter Seals Alberta helps families meet the costs of essential equipment needs and services. Often this equipment needs to be replaced as children grow and equipment needs change as a disability progresses. Families face significant costs ranging anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000 a year.  Easter Seals Alberta assists thousands of families a year through the contributions of generous supporters like you.

We're grateful for the trust and responsibility the public and corporate community instills in us to deliver the best programs possible to people with disabilities. We'll continue to establish and build partnerships in our communities to benefit the lives of children and adults in Alberta.

Volunteer with Easter Seals

Approximately 65% of dollars raised goes to assisting children, youth and adults and their families, and includes funding for the following equipment:

  • Scooters $2,500-$5,000
  • Power Wheelchair $4,000-$15,000
  • Porch Lift $4,300-$5, 500
  • Lift Chairs $1,000 - $2,400
  • Van Lift $4,500-$8,000
  • Hospital Bed $2,000-$5,000
  • Portable Home Ramp $400-$2,000
  • Stair Lifts $2,800-$3,600
  • Power Seats for Vehicles $8,000
  • Vehicle Adaptations $5,000
  • Seven Life-Changing Days at Easter Seals Camp Horizon $1,110

Did You Know Part 4

There’s a real reliance on assistive technology According to Statistics Canada’s 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability, over 81% of people with disabilities reported using some kind of assistive technology or specialized equipment to help them move, communicate, learn or carry out the daily activities of life.