coming together for Easter Seals
Information & Toolkits for Lions Clubs
Our Loyal Founders & Innovators
Since founding the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities in 1952, Lions Clubs have continued to be an integral and formidable supporter for children and adults with disabilities. Over these many decades, Lions Clubs have continued to support the Society with their incredible fundraising, events and time volunteering at our camps – and for that, we thank you!
Working Together to Help Persons with Disabilities
Lions Club Events
Take a look at some of the Lions Clubs who are helping Easter Seals.
In The News
Find out the latest news and updates on what’s happening at Easter Seals.
Check out these ideas and tips to help you put on your fundraising event.
Promoting Your Event
Here are some tips and ideas to help you promote your event.
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Easter Seals is here to help you!
Do you have a question? Need help with your event details? Looking for a logo or photo? Contact your Easter Seals representative, Shannon, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-250-370-0518 or toll free at 1-888-868-2822, for anything you need.
Easter Seals Handouts – What to Say About Us
There are so many messages and information you can share on why fundraising for children and adults with disabilities is so important. To make it easy, we have compiled a list of information and messages to help you. Click on the links below for handouts you can share.
Lions Club Events & Happenings
Thank You For Supporting The 50/50 Raffle
Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Lions Clubs, we’re happy to report that Lions Clubs made up almost 50% of all ticket sales for our “Get Our Kids To Camp” 50/50 online raffle. We had 29 Clubs join us in raising funds and we want to give a big shout out to the top 5 clubs who participated: Mount Seymour Lions, Surrey Central Lions, Vancouver Metropolitan Lions, Vancouver East Lions and the Squamish Lions.
Contact Shannon at email@example.com if you would like to join us for our Fall 50/50 Raffle in October 2021.
Drop Zone September 2021 – Registration Now Open
Vancouver & Surrey, Plus New Locations ‘Kelowna’ & ‘Burnaby’
Nominate a Club Member and help them raise funds for Easter Seals through our Drop Zone event! In September 2020, Robin and Tony both took the leap when they rappelled 25 storeys down the Guinness Tower in Vancouver and the Central City Office Tower in Surrey. Drop Zone is our annual event that challenges participants to step outside their comfort zone and rappel down the outside of a building. This year, we’re adding two new cities! It’s a great event you can still participate in during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Larry Schrodt Memorial Award
Recognize a Lion who’s made a difference
Ask anyone who has received a Larry Schrodt Memorial Award and they will say it was one of the most meaningful awards they’ve received. It’s an award that recognizes Lions who have made a difference in the life of a child. Children with disabilities and special needs are close to our hearts, and so this award was specially created as a way to honour those who work on their behalf, in the name of a very special Lion, PID Larry Schrodt.
Easter Seals News
Easter Seals Summer Camps
Overnight Camps Are in the Planning Stages for Summer 2021
The Easter Seals Camp Team is busy planning for our in-person summer overnight camp this coming summer. Camp will be happening at all three camp locations with enhanced COVID-19 protocols and registration for these summer camps will open March 1st.
These summer camps have also been revamped this past year to a virtual EasterSeals@Home experience to help our community cope with new challenges as a result of the pandemic, address isolation, and foster socialization. We are committed to provide these online classes and day camps, so as to continue to provide social connection and learnings for campers, and respite for caregivers.
Easter Seals House
Easter Seals House is now open for respite stays during the COVID pandemic
Families of children and adults with diverse abilities often require a number of services to enhance the health, well-being and life quality of their child and family. Respite care is one such service.
Most families with children need help from time to time to care for their children while they take care of household chores, go to appointments, or to just take a break for their own self-care. To help these families, we’re happy to announce that as of November 23, 2020, Easter Seals House will be open for respite stays during this time of the COVID pandemic.
We’re Here To Help With Fundraising Tips and Ideas
There are many ways to fundraise for Easter Seals and make a difference in the lives of people with diverse abilities, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Below are ideas and fundraising strategies to help you get started and engage your community. Contact your Easter Seals representative, Shannon, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-250-370-0518 or toll free at 1-888-868-2822, for anything you need.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Virtual Wine Survivor
Promoting Your Fundraising Event
Connect with us on your social media channels to share pictures and stories from your preparation and event! When posting include our handle @eastersealsbcy, so we can see what you’re doing!
Make a Facebook event that includes all the details your guests will need. Tag official pages of companies, organizations, media and special guests that are associated with your event. Forward the event to as many friends and local community groups as possible, with a pleasant “ASK” that they forward to their contacts.
Post a countdown on Instagram Stories. The countdown sticker lets you set an end date and time. You can also customize the name and colour of the clock. It’s a great tool to remind people of your upcoming event.
Post photos of your event as it unfolds. Photos are a great way to tell your story and remind people of your event.
Tweet your event details before the event and the day of. Live tweeting your event is also a way to engage your community in real time.
#eastersealsbcy #lionsclubsforeasterseals #helpingkidswithdisabilities
eastersealscampshawnigan #eastersealscampsquamish #eastersealscampwinfield #eastersealscamps
Social Media Example
Local Community Media
Contact your local newspapers and radio station to help promote the event. Most newspapers and radio stations also have free event listings on their websites that you can add your event to.
Posters & Flyers
Create a poster or flyer that you can put in local businesses and community centres, and/or hand out to homes in your area.
Here is an example of one created for the Paper Shredding event.
Poster & Flyer Example
These logos are intended for the use of BC and Yukon Lions Clubs, by agreement. The logos are to be used together, and only with permission of Easter Seals BC/Yukon.
To use a logo, right click the logo image below to save the file to your device.
Vertical Combined Logo
Horizontal Combined Logo
Single Easter Seals Logo
Single Society Logo