Monday, December 3, 2012
Day 338: Supported Those With Disabilities
Countries spanning the globe today celebrated United Nation's International Day of Persons With Disabilities. 15% of the world, or one billion people, are living with some sort of disability, be it mental, developmental or physical. Of that number, 100% of those people deserve to be treated just the same as everyone else on the planet. The theme for this years IDPWD is "Removing Barriers To Create An Inclusive And Accessible Society For All," and with my random act today, I hope to help support that.
For over 90 years, the Easter Seals have been helping people with disabilities and special needs gain independence and overcome obstacles. They have done this by providing services such as medical rehabilitation, employment training, and many other programs that help people achieve their personal goals. I thought, what better way to stay in the theme for International Day of Persons With Disabilities than to make a donation to a great organization that helps people gain access into everyday society. So today, for my random act of kindness, I supported those with disabilities by making a small donation to the Easter Seals organization.