Easter Seals and Supporters Raise Unprecedented Funds in Uncertain Times
The unknowns were mounting as the Easter Seals Greater Houston team realized there was no way to safely conduct their most important fundraiser of the year in the face of COVID-19. Year after year, Walk With Me Houston has grown into a beloved community event where thousands of clients, families, supporters and staff join together to walk (or roll) through the Houston Zoo. This inclusive day makes life-changing programs and services for over 12,500 Veterans, children, and adults with disabilities and their families possible. In a year where the economy had dropped and disability supports had waned from other sources, the non-profit organization could not afford to fail. Too many premature infants, toddlers with Down syndrome, teens with cerebral palsy, military-connected families needing mental health resources, and seniors depended on them to pull out a win. With faith in their community partners and clients, the event went online and Walk With Me Virtually was born.