CHICAGO Easter Seals, a non-profit provider of services for people with autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs, has announced that it received $350,000 in grants this month from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, bringing the total donation from the Trust to $1 million to support Easter Seals autism services.
The grants are part of CVS Caremark’s All Kids Can program, a five-year, $25 million commitment to support children with disabilities.
Easter Seals was selected as a CVS Caremark All Kids Can national partner when the program was introduced in early 2006. Since then, the foundation has contributed more than $4 million to Easter Seals, including more than $1 million to support the autism services. In addition, some 4,000 CVS Caremark employees volunteered at Easter Seals fundraisers and services in 2006 and again in 2007.
“CVS Caremark is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities through the All Kids Can Program,” stated Eileen Howard Dunn, senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. “We are proud to support Easter Seals in advancing outcomes-based treatments and interventions for children with autism, and by encouraging our associates to volunteer and make a difference in the communities where we live and work.”