CVS Caremark has been working with the following organizations in various capacities, to achieve CVS Caremark All Kids Can goals and objectives:
Easter Seals is the leading nonprofit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. For 90 years, Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play.
Boundless Playgrounds is the leading nonprofit developer of truly inclusive playgrounds where children, with and without disabilities, gain the important developmental and physical benefits of unstructured play. By playing together, children develop respect for people of all abilities, regardless of any perceived disability. Today, there are more than 155 Boundless playgrounds in 29 states and Canada with nearly 100 projects actively under development.
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, and CVS Caremark All Kids Can share a mutual commitment to improving the lives and learning of children with disabilities and are expanding the role of the arts in inclusive education through All Kids Can…CREATE!, a joint yearlong program. Since 2007, the two-part initiative includes the Call to Create which has received thousands of artwork submissions created by children with disabilities. From these submissions one piece of artwork from each state and the District of Columbia is selected for a touring exhibition that debuts in Washington, D.C. The second component, the Call to Engage, presents teaching and service opportunities to VSA affiliates, teaching artists, and CVS employees through Artist-in-Residence programs in which students and teachers participate in eight-week residencies. The Call to Engage also connects CVS Caremark with the All Kids Can...CREATE! initiative in their communities. Working in concert with VSA affiliates, CVS locations and employees create and carry out activities and events within their communities such as including art events in stores, distributing materials, and participating in the selection of artwork for the All Kids Can…CREATE! exhibition.
VSA stands for:
Vision of an inclusive community
Strength through shared resources
Artistic expression that unites us all.
In this award winning documentary, film maker Dan Habib chronicles his family in their effort to include their son Samuel who has cerebral palsy, in every facet of their lives. The film is a study into the challenges, fears and biases people have toward the special needs community; and in this powerful documentary, Dan personally and passionately documents the cultural and systematic barriers he overcame to make sure Samuel participated in everyday life. The film also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences.More »