Retire your pennies with grace and dignityWednesday, February 06, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT STE. MARIE – With the penny being phased out many Canadians are asking, “What should I do with all these cancelled coins?”
The answer is simple.
Gather them up and donate them to Easter Seals Ontario!
This month a partnership between TD Canada Trust and the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie is dedicated to collecting the discontinued coin to help fund the ever rising costs that young people with disabilities and their families face.
You can help by dropping off your spare change at any Sault Ste. Marie TD Canada Trust branch in the month of February.
We are also looking for volunteers to help count and roll the donations at the Cambrian Mall on March 2 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.
Volunteers will be treated to free pizza and pop.
All are welcome.
Please contact the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie at 705-945-1279 to volunteer.
There are over 20,000 children, youth and young adults in Ontario with a physical disability.
Some of these children were born with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, some have spinal cord or brain injuries resulting from childhood accidents, others sustained brain damage through infections like encephalitis and meningitis.
Regardless of the cause, these children share a common desire for independence, acceptance and achievement.
Easter Seals Ontario began in 1922 as a vision to create a better life for children and youth with physical disabilities.
While the specific programs and services may have changed over the decades, Easter Seals’ dedication to helping these young people achieve a greater level of acceptance and independence is unwavering.
Today, Easter Seals’ programs and services include: financial assistance for mobility equipment and communication devices; fully accessible camp and funding for other summer recreational programs; providing access to information and resources, and public education and awareness.