Over the past decade, CVS Health has invested more than $1.5 million to Easterseals in early childhood services, which has ensured the best possible start in life for tens of thousands of young children.
A recent donation of $215,000 will be used to support early intervention services at 11 Easterseals locations nationwide.
"Early intervention services have proven to be crucial to the healthy development of infants and toddlers with special needs — minimizing their potential for developmental delays and long-term costs for families down the road," Easterseals EVP of Public Affairs Katy Neas said. "Broadening the reach of early intervention services creates a lasting impact to the families we serve. Nearly half of the children who receive early intervention services leave the program functioning at their age level and do not need special education in kindergarten."
For its part, CVS is happy to contribute to this worthy cause.
"For a decade, we have proudly supported Easterseals in delivering exceptional services and support to young children and their families in our local communities," CVS Health SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy Eileen Howard Boone said. "Our company's purpose is to help people on their path to better health. We understand that path starts in the earliest years of life."