Avril Lavigne Partners With Easter Seals
July 29, 2011 at 3:56 AM (PT)
The AVRIL LAVIGNE FOUNDATION has launched THE AVRIL LAVIGNE ROCKSTAR CLUB AT EASTER SEALS, an initiative to support recreational programming for children and youth with disabilities, their families, and communities. The first four EASTER SEALS affiliates selected to receive an AVRIL LAVIGNE ROCKSTAR CLUB AT EASTER SEALS grant are EASTER SEALS MAHONING, TRUMBULL and COLUMBIANA in OHIO; EASTER SEALS CAPPER FOUNDATION in KANSAS; EASTER SEALS MASSACHUSETTS; and EASTER SEALS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
"It was really tough to pick just four," said LAVIGNE. "I was inspired by the creativity of everyone who applied and the exciting range of opportunities the EASTER SEALS affiliates presented. Recreational programs allow children and young people with disabilities to develop critical social and emotional skills and also just have fun. As great as these programs are, a lot of times when budgets are tight these will be the first programs cut. My goal is to help bring more resources to these great programs."