March is Disability Awareness Month in Indiana. According to the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, our state’s population includes approximately 19 percent of adults and children who have disabilities. Awareness, inclusion and independence are goals for the month of March and the Council has prepared an awareness campaign with the theme of Be Cool. We Are. Everyone can help spread the word with this year’s Be Cool. We Are. materials available at the following links.
Ways to Get Involved
Individual Volunteer Activities. Easterseals Crossroads has ongoing opportunities for individuals in our community to become involved with us. We regularly have childcare opportunities for individuals 18+ years of age on Friday evenings for our Parents’ Night Out program that operates at several locations around the city.
Group Volunteer Opportunities. Group volunteer opportunities at Easterseals Crossroads can include general maintenance activities, cleaning activities and more. We welcome small groups from businesses in our community to spend volunteer time with us. We can arrange a day of caring and provide morning or afternoon activities for your group.
Register for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. Promoted by Easterseals Southern California, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge give filmmakers – with and without disabilities – the opportunity to collaborate and tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. The film challenge is a weekend-long contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Registration is open through April 3, 2019.
Form a Walking for Dreams Team. On May 19, 2019, Easterseals Crossroads is participating in Walking for Dreams, a 5K Family and Pet Walk to help local nonprofits raise funds to help them serve individuals in our community. Local organizations share the day in this joint fundraiser where walkers of all ages will join together to support their own specific organization by raising pledges, donating and walking.
Donate. Donations help Easterseals Crossroads assist children and adults achieve milestones in independence. Your contribution supports our mission to promote inclusion, independence and dignity for the many people whose lives are affected by disability or special needs.