Easterseals of Montgomery County Receives Grant from North Penn Rotary Club
The Club was proud to give a grant to Easterseals of Montgomery County with the help from Rotary District 7430 Grant funds this year.  Our club supplied the local EasterSeals school with a much needed commercial lamination machine and supplies.  The children in Easterseals' programs have disabilities and/or behavioral challenges, which means that teaching materials can be easily ripped or destroyed.  Picture exchange communication systems (PECS), are a particularly impactful tool at Easterseals. Pictures of objects with the word underneath are used to support children who are nonverbal.  With the use of this new commercial laminator, the Easterseals staff and teachers can now create visual aids, worksheets, and classroom materials once and preserve them for use for the entire school year and beyond.  Laminated materials can be written on and wiped clean for reuse; thus eliminating the need to print materials again and again
Rotary and Easterseals have a legacy partnership that spans over a century! From the beginning, Rotary International and Easterseals have been together.  Paul Harris, founder of Rotary International, and Edgar Allen, founder of Easterseals, shared a friendship and passion for service and volunteerism to improve communities worldwide. Rotarian Edgar Allen founded a hospital in Elyria, Ohio after his son's death in a streetcar accident in May 1907.  Soon after, Allen dedicated his life to creating community-based services for children with disabilities, recruiting Rotarians to create a network of programs that would become Easterseals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EASTERSEALS, visit:  https://www.easterseals.com/sepa/