By Andrea Papagianis
Easter Seals Southern California was honored by the city Tuesday, April 15 as Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett presented the organization and its DreamMakers Committee with city proclamations.
The proclamations recognize the organization and its volunteers for their work providing services to area residents with special needs. Easter Seals is a nationwide nonprofit that provides aid to individuals with autism and developmental and mental disabilities, among other special needs, with a goal of ensuring all have equal opportunities to live, work and play in their communities.
Through the organization’s programming, more than 1 million children and adults are reached each year.
Additionally, Easter Seals has been providing services to members of the military, veterans and families since 1945, by helping those transitioning into civilian life find jobs.
In Southern California alone, Easter Seals has more than 60 program sites and longtime Dana Point resident Mark Whitley serves as president of the Southern California branch.
On Saturday, May 17, the organization will host its 10th annual fundraising event at the OC Sailing & Events Center, located at 34451 Ensenada Place, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature food, music and live and silent auctions.
Find out more at www.southerncalifornia.easterseals.com.