HEART Has a BALL Supporting Easter Seals

Easter Seals Black and Blue Ball

Photo Credit: Bob Hunt Photography

Heart Technologies believes in supporting our community in as many ways as we can. For years, Heart has aided Easter Seals. For many employees, the mission of Easter Seals and services it provides have closely affected our lives.  For others, we enjoy the feeling of knowing what we are doing is helping make a positive impact on our community. On Friday, February 5, we had the opportunity to celebrate all that Easter Seals does for central Illinois, and we jumped at the opportunity to do so!

For almost a century, Easter Seals has been providing services to help children and adults with special needs as well as their families. Over one million families have benefitted from the services that more than 550 chapters nationwide offer.

Easter Seals

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Easter Seals helps participants and their families in so many different ways. Services vary  from therapy of every kind to child development centers to recreation opportunities to employment and job/life skills. These programs  serve as a platform for those with special needs and family members of these individuals to meet and build relationships. These individuals share many things in common that others may not be able to relate to, creating meaningful friendships and support systems. The central Illinois area is extremely lucky to have an organization like this to aid our communities.

Heart employees and friends enjoyed an evening of fun with Easter Seals participants, families, volunteers, and supporters. A buffet of delicious appetizers and desserts filled our stomachs as we were entertained by a top-notch rendition of “Singing in the Rain” and other songs by Easter Seals participants. It was thrilling to see so many people open their hearts to share their blessings with this organization through basket bidding and a live auction. The night concluded with dancing and celebration provided by a live band. What a fun and memorable evening to support such a wonderful cause!

Easter Seals Black and Blue Ball Dancing

Original Image from Easter Seals-Central IL website.