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 1

In 1951 Canadian Mothers began marches such as one led by Canada’s first female Cabinet Minister, Ellen Fairclough, MP for Hamilton West. As a result of their efforts, the research of Dr. Jonas Salk was well funded, creating the historic made-in-Canada cure for polio. Today, Easter Seals Alberta funds vital programs and services for adults with disabilities and special needs.