Alan Jackson Donates $20K To Easter Seals
August 6, 2009 at 7:40 AM (PT)
According to the North Central ILLINOIS NEWS TRIBUNE, ARISTA star ALAN JACKSON donated a check for $20,000 to the LA SALLE, IL chapter of the EASTER SEALS organization. The nonprofit, which provides services, education and outreach for families with disabled children, had failed to meet their fundraising goal for 2009.
ALAN learned about EASTER SEALS after meeting three-year-old CORVIN BERG and his family at a recent meet-&-greet. He was impressed with their services to the local families and sent the check immediately after learning about the shortage in funds.
EASTER SEALS Marketing Dir. SHELLEY THREADGILL said: “This is beyond belief. ALAN’s concern for us is outstanding. We cannot even take it all in yet. This significantly impacts two programs that had been affected by the economy: Our autism resource center and the LEKOTEK in-home program that modifies toys to allow children with disabilities to play with them like other children. This is a miracle. Thank you so much to ALAN from the children and families of EASTER SEALS.”