Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years.
In 1919 Edgar Allen founded what became known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the first organization of its kind. In the spring of 1934, the organization launched its first Easter “seals” campaign to raise money for its services. The lily — a symbol of spring — was officially incorporated as Easter Seals’ logo in 1952. By 1967, the Easter “seal” was so well recognized, the organization formally adopted the name “Easter Seals.” Easter Seals assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites.