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Community Commitment | Easter Seals Colorado

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eastersealslogoAt EKS&H, we are driven by a passion for our culture, our people, and our clients. We share a strong commitment to one another, and, as a part of that, we believe that we have a fundamental responsibility to support the communities in which our employees and clients live.

Recently, in addition to regular weekend employee service opportunities, we hosted our first weekday event, the EKS&H GOES TO CAMP Day of Service at Easter Seals Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, Colorado.

For 90 years, Easter Seals Colorado has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disability. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, Easter Seals is continuing to make major, positive, life-changing differences in the lives of people and families challenged by today’s disabilities. The work Easter Seals does is redefining disability for the 21st century. Operating 16 employment locations, three adult day program locations, five respite locations, and a 220 acre camp, the organization serves more than 9,575 people throughout Colorado each year.

Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village camp is fully accessible and is used by more than 1,400 children and adults with disabilities throughout the year. Campers enjoy swimming, fishing, overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts and crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music and drama, horseback riding, and zip-lining, while parents and caregivers receive the respite they so desperately need.

According to EKS&H Partner Vonnie Hergett, while the activities the camp provides are important, it is the sense of acceptance and empowerment that campers come away with that is really what makes this place so special. “When roughly one in five Americans is disabled, it is everyone’s responsibility to support organizations and outlets that make these individuals’ lives easier. EKS&H is honored to support Easter Seals Colorado and we hope that each of the service projects we completed during our day at camp improves participants’ experience in some small way.