Photos: Easterseals Happiness House Gala

Hundreds of supporters turned out for the organization's 75th anniversary.

10/04/2021 Photography by Lori Sax


After-School Club Launches at Nokomis Horse Ranch

The club will allow students an opportunity to experience ranch-based learning and horsemanship programs.

08/18/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Linda Poteat-Brown Named VP at Easterseals Happiness House

She will be responsible for key strategies designed to accommodate the agency’s continued growth.

07/12/2021 By Staff

Green Goodness

Sarasota Farm Helps Veterans Heal From Trauma and Find Work

Operation Eco Vets works with Easterseals Southwest Florida to provide fresh produce and help veterans in need.

02/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Receives $4 Million Gift

The funds come from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

02/02/2021 By Staff


Easterseals Happiness House, InStride Therapy Merge

The merger expands traditional Easterseals therapies to include hippotherapy and equine-assisted therapy.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Easterseals Happiness House Names COO

Patrick Ryan will implement strategies designed to accommodate the agency’s continued growth and objectives and work to strengthen collaborative partnerships.

09/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Easterseals Happiness House Hires Community Engagement Director

Carie Rasmussen, formerly of the Herald Tribune Media Group, will lead community engagement, communications, special event production and more.

10/17/2019 By Staff


Easterseals Southwest Florida Receives Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Grant

The $6,500 grant will be used to provide respite care and case management services to Lakewood Ranch families.

09/25/2019 By Staff


Applied Behavior Analysis Academy, Easterseals of Southwest Florida Form Strategic Partnership

The organizations will share services in order to fill educational gaps and create programming.

07/11/2019 By Staff

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This Week's Good Deeds

Big donations to Easter Seals Southwest Florida, USF Sarasota-Manatee's veterans' programs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.

03/17/2016 Research by staff


Charities Gain New Income Selling Products and Services

Seattle-based No Margin No Mission encourages charities to create products and services to make money; four Sarasota nonprofits took on the challenge.

08/26/2014 By Hannah Wallace