On Helen Keller Day, we celebrate human resilience and achievement . Celebrated annually on June 27, the day commemorates the life and achievements of Helen Keller, American activist, author, and suffragist.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed June 27, her birthday, to be celebrated as Helen Keller Day, a celebration of human grit and hard work. The holiday promotes the idea that people can overcome challenges and achieve anything they want if they put their hearts and souls into it.
Born in Alabama, Helen Keller suffered from an illness in her childhood that left her blind and deaf at the age of two. Despite her challenges, Keller learned to communicate in sign language with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan. In 1904, Keller became the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree in the US.
On iHeart Radio’s Gulf Coast Focus, Arielle of 100.3 the Beat talks about the help her 2 year old son has received from Goodwill Easterseals. She is joined by Uncle Henry of News Radio 720, and Mary Booth of Mix 99.9. Lydia Gaudet and Randy Henry discuss all of the mission services Goodwill Easterseals make available to our community. Have you ever wondered exactly what is being done with the revenue from Goodwill Easterseals retail stores? You donations and purchases provide education, employment and encouragement to people in your community. Listen to learn more.
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.
We are looking for dedicated and hardworking individuals to begin their career with us. We currently have entry level and management level job openings in our Mobile County, Baldwin County and Florida stores! Did you know that when you work for GES, you get to change lives while earning a paycheck as well as some really great benefits? Come join our team – apply online at http://www.gesgc.org/employment/.