Easterseals gets $90K donation from Capano Family Foundation
Easterseals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently received a very large donation.
The Capano Family Foundation has donated $90,000 to Easterseals.
Easterseals president and CEO Ken Sklener says the donation will have an impact.
"This (money) will be used for our therapy program for children. We provide physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children. This past year we served 765 children in our early intervention program; so that’s children birth through age 3. And in total, our outpatient rehab therapy served approximately 2,000 individuals,” Sklenar said.
Sklenar says one therapy program that will directly benefit is GoBabyGo! cars.
The GoBabyGo program was started here at Easterseals in collaboration with the University of Delaware. And we started this program through a fund, the Bill Adami Fund for Innovation at Easterseals, that was our previous CEO," said Sklenar. "And when he passed away, our Board established a fund in his name and we utilized some of the funds from that to develop new and innovative programming.”
GoBabyGo! cars modified ride-on cars developed at the University of Delaware that Easterseals often incorporates in treatment to encourage mobility and independence for children with disabilities.
Sklennar says this past year Easterseals locally has served about 2,000 kids individually in its outpatient rehab therapy program - including over 750 children 3 and under in its in early intervention program.