Celebrating Our Common Threads

30th Annual Easterseals Tribute

Our lives have all been touched by uncertainty and distance in 2020. At the same time, we are rediscovering the power of connection through our common threads — the shared values that connect our community yesterday, today and tomorrow.

This year, we dedicate our 30th Annual Easterseals Tribute to our common threads — family, friendship, love, joy and growth — but especially family. We honor our Easterseals families who have recently become teacher, therapist, counselor and playmate to their kids.

We are stronger together. Celebrate with us and share your thread.

Support Easterseals

Shop limited-edition gifts inspired by the artwork of Easterseals kids. All proceeds benefit our mission to provide diagnostic and therapy services to children with developmental disabilities, delays and other special needs — so they can reach their full potential.

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Ways to Get Involved


Share Your Thread

What makes you feel connected today? Easterseals’ threads, the shared values that carry our mission forward, are family, joy, love, friendship and growth — but we want to hear from you. Submit your thread, and we’ll post it on our Facebook page with attribution to you or your business.

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Tune in for the Tribute TV Special

We’re dedicating our 30th Annual Tribute to family — especially our Easterseals families. Watch our WMBD-TV Tribute Special on November 22 to hear their stories of connection and perseverance.

How to Tune in
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Visit the Easterseals Rainbow

If you’re looking for a family or personal outing, please visit our special art installation in collaboration with local artist Heather Brammeier and the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Take a photo at this large-scale rainbow dedicated to family, then post it to social media. We promise it will add joy to your day or weekend!

Meet the Artists

Get to know the kids behind our fundraising efforts and purchase a gift featuring their artwork.

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Our Community, #OurCommonThreads

Join the others who are sharing their stories of connection with a photo or video and the #OurCommonThreads hashtag. Your thread could be one of our 2020 words — family, love, joy, friendship and growth — or anything else that makes you feel connected.