2017 Ornaments are Here!

Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast is proud to announce its 2017 collection of Christmas on the Coast ornaments for Mobile & Pensacola. The limited edition, brass- and gold-plated ornaments have become collector’s items for many Gulf Coast residents. Although we still have many ornaments left from previous years, others have been retired and will not be reprinted.

MOBILE – CALLAGHAN’S IRISH SOCIAL CLUB    PENSACOLA – COFFEE CUP RESTAURANT

You are Invited to our H2O Tour

We encourage everyone to join us, and to invite your friends, to our “Hope to Opportunity” Tour. These tours are offered twice a month. Take only one hour to explore the many services & programs that we provide; meet the people we serve as they share their story; and participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of our missions.  Talk with people whose lives have been changed thanks to your donations and support.

Book, Balls and Blocks!

On Friday, September 15th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm Goodwill Easterseals will host a Books, Balls, and Blocks community event with Help Me Grow Alabama and Smart Start Alabama. This event will take place in Goodwill Easterseals’ auditorium located at 2440 Gordon Smith Drive in Mobile. In addition to free books, snacks, and other resources, children will also receive free developmental screenings and travel through 8 stations, with various activities at each station, which will show parents how to foster child development through play (geared toward ages 1 month to 5 ½ years). Please see the flyer here for more information… BBB FLYER

This event is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Child Abuse Neglect and Prevention. Please email Christy at christy@gesgc.org or call 251-380-1769 if you are interested in attending this event with your child.

 

Camp Mobile Rotary

For the 33rd year, 101 local children and adults with disabilities will depart from Goodwill Easterseals’ Gordon Smith Campus, Sunday, July 30, for a week-long camping adventure sponsored through a generous donation from the Mobile Rotary Club.

The campers will attend Easterseals’ Camp ASCCA (Alabama Special Camp for Children and Adults), the largest barrier-free camp facility in the nation. Located in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama, on Lake Martin, Camp ASCCA offers campers a wide variety of recreational and educational activities. Camper activities include horseback riding, fishing, tubing, swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, canoeing, a “splash pad,” outdoor adventure elements such as a zip-line, and much more. Campers of all abilities can participate in everything from water skiing to horseback riding.

Turn up your sound and enjoy these photos from last summer’s camp:

Goodwill Easterseals recently donated hundreds of children’s books to the James T. Strickland Youth Center, which houses between 65 and 75 children and youth daily, giving these young people something positive to do with their time. Where did all these books come from? From YOUR donations! Thank you for giving a young person a chance at a bright future! Pictured are Goodwill Easterseals Program Manager, David Nowlin and Juvenile Court referee, Linda Jensen.