Easter Seals Receives Discover Bank Grant

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June 12, 2018
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently received a $25,000 grant through Discover Bank to support the Supported Employment program for people with intellectual disabilities. Participants are able to find meaningful work and receive competitive wages with the support of an Easterseals Employment Specialist who serves as a natural support and provides on-the-job training.
 
“We are grateful for the continued, generous support of Discover Bank for our Supported Employment Program,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, said.  “Easterseals Supported Employment Program helps people with intellectual disabilities find a job in the community and supports them during their employment. Discover Bank’s support allows us to continue providing this important program and gives people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to play an important role in their community.”
 
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.
 
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, and respite services for caregivers. To learn more about how Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.
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