Lifesteps is excited to announce our 100th Anniversary and invite you to celebrate this important milestone with us. Lifesteps, originally known in 1923 as Society for Crippled Children then as Easter Seals, has served hundreds of thousands of individuals and families with life-changing needs for a century.
Proud and humbled to celebrate 100 years of service to Western Pennsylvania, Lifesteps is honoring our history while focusing on our future. Lifesteps’ longevity to serve individuals and families of all ages and abilities for the past century is linked to leadership, compassion, and commitment to serve others.
In 1923, Butler Rotarians formed a Crippled Children’s Committee and offered “Service Above Self” by helping local children afflicted with polio. The services were supported by Rotary members and then eventually formally organized as the Butler County Crippled Children’s Society. By 1954 the Agency was offering eight programs and services. In 1980, the Agency changed its name to Easter Seal Society of Butler County. Formally an affiliate of the National Easter Seal Society, Lifesteps became an independent agency in 1994 to ensure the Agency’s focus and resources remained at the local community level. The Organization has since continued growing and expanding to offer over forty programs and services throughout western Pennsylvania.
In 2023, Lifesteps and its subsidiaries, accessAbilities and All Abilities, serves on average 7,500 individuals by the over 800 dedicated and caring staff with 67 locations. Lifesteps attributes the 100 years of providing quality programs and service due to caring, committed, and compassionate staff who provide exceptional support to those we serve.
Celebrate With Us…
We intend to celebrate this milestone with participants, families, staff, board, volunteers, and the community. How can you be involved?
Tell Us Your Story…
How have you been helped? Or share a story of your involvement! If you were served or helped by our Agency over the last 100 year history, where are you now? Share Your Story or contact Lifesteps Community Relations Department at 724-283-1010.
Attend a Lifesteps event:
- Community Celebration – Tuesday, October 3, 2023
- 64th Rotary Election Day Pancake Festival – Tuesday, November 7, 2023
- Star Gala – Friday, November 17, 2023
You Can Make a Difference…
Because of you, Lifesteps has served the community for a century! Your continued financial support keeps Lifesteps’ mission of “Helping individuals and families with life’s changing needs by developing programs and providing services which will improve their quality of life” strong providing compassion, service, care and help needed for the next 100 years. Make your donation today.
Thank you for your ongoing support. Together, for over 100 years we have and will continue to “Improve the quality of life for members of our community!”