Have we mentioned how much we love serving the blind and visually impaired of Cumberland County? We LOVE being in their corner and LOVE seeing our blind and visually impaired advocate for themselves! We also send lots of love to our supporters and donors–thank you for caring and giving to this worthy cause. We want you to know that we feel the love as well. We are so blessed and look forward to another outstanding month here!
February is a busy month for the VRC. We have numerous social outings, and we’re planning hard for our newly birthed advocacy group, Pavers Unlimited; to get out there and make a difference in the Cape Fear region in 2018. We have education lined up as well as enrichment. And as an answer to our questions from our blind and visually impaired, we’re offering many opportunities for socialization this month. If you have ideas, please let us know. We’re continually trying to improve!
The VRC needs YOU!
Please consider volunteering with us. We need YOU on our team. It’s fun, comfortable, and you will change lives by helping our blind and visually impaired via activity or in the office. A few of our volunteer opportunities include bowling, help a blind person on our field trips (only assist if they need you), help in the office (answering phones, and filing), and many more. Please call, and we will happily get you started! (910) 483-2719
A Note from Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas:
In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday/holiday, Pavers Unlimited was born. This advocacy group of blind and visually impaired adults will begin attending our city and county government meetings, not for funding, but to be heard. There are blind pedestrian signs to be placed in neighborhoods and the Pavers want to work along with complementary paratransit (Fast Trac) to improve this current much-needed service. I could feel the energy and passion in the room that they will advocate for themselves, while we provide the transportation and the eyes to read documents associated with concerns and improvements to our city/county. They want to make a difference, and the VRC will help them to be the catalysts of change. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at the Center, 11:00-1: 00 p.m. All the programs that we do every month would not be possible without Cumberland County, UW, Cumberland Community Foundation, Elizabeth Hudspeth grant and Knights for the Blind. We will never forget our wonderful private donors that believe in this great work.
Also, please save the date: August 25th, Festival Park, “Out of SIght” Wing Fling….CLUCK CLUCK
Much love and blessings,
Coming Up in February:
Feb. 1: Tokay Fitness Center: From 9:30 to 11 am we will have time at Tokay at their fitness center to use their equipment. 328 West Hamilton Street, Fayetteville
Feb. 5: Pavers Unlimited Advocacy Group Meeting: 11-1. 2886 Owen Drive, Fayetteville NC
Feb. 5: Clay Art at the Center. 1:30-2:30 pm 1600 Purdue Drive, Fay. 28304
Feb. 7: Bowling: 9:30-11:30 am. Located at Lafayette Lanes, this is always a fun outing. 3313 Raeford, Road, Fayetteville.
Feb. 8: Shopping Outing to Sprouts Farmers Market. 10 am to 12 pm. Come shop with us and check out our area’s newest farmers’ market! 600 Cordial Loop, Fay. 28314
Feb. 10: Valentine’s Dinner Jazz and Romance. Mount Sinai Baptist Church. 7-11 pm. A wonderful evening with the ones you love. $35 per person. Call us if you want to join us! (910) 483-2719
Feb. 12: Paver’s Unlimited attends Fayetteville City Council Meeting. 7:00 pm. Cumberland County Courthouse. Call us if you want to join so we can arrange transportation: (910) 483-2719
Feb. 13: Tokay Fitness Center: From 9:30 to 11 am we will have time at Tokay at their fitness center to use their equipment. 328 West Hamilton Street, Fayetteville
Feb. 13: Introduction to Tai Chi at the Center. 2:30-3:30 pm 1600 Purdue Drive, Fay. 28304
Feb. 14: Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is Blind!
Feb. 15: 11-1. Lunch and Learn: ScripTalk Station. Eat lunch with us and learn about this great program for helping with prescriptions. ScripTalk Station provides those who cannot read the information on their prescriptions a safe and easy way to manage their personal healthcare. Simply press a button and place the special Talking Label over the reader. A pleasant natural sounding voice speaks all the information printed on the label. Meeting at 2886 Owen Drive, Fayetteville NC
Feb. 16: Limitless Lock-In at VRC! All ages invited to a lock-in at the Center. 6:00 pm until 10 am the next morning. Don’t miss it! 1600 Purdue Drive, Fay. 28304
Feb. 19: Pavers Unlimited Advocacy Group Meeting: 11-1. 2886 Owen Drive, Fayetteville NC Lunch provided
Feb. 22: Second Lunch and Learn: If you missed the first ScripTalk Station, here’s another chance: Eat lunch with us and learn about this great program for helping with prescriptions. ScripTalk Station provides those who cannot read the information on their prescriptions a safe and easy way to manage their personal healthcare. Simply press a button and place the special Talking Label over the reader. A pleasant natural sounding voice speaks all the information printed on the label. Meeting at 2886 Owen Drive, Fayetteville NC
Feb. 23: 44th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. 8 am. Eat Pancakes with our crew and support children’s’ charities in Fayetteville. This is a huge fundraiser for Cape Fear Kiwanis Club. 614 Oakridge Ave. Fay. 28305
Feb. 27: Family Meeting. 11-1. Learn about all that we have going on at our Center! 2886 Owen Drive, Fayetteville NC
The Phantom of the Opera at DPAC: March 1
“Tai Chi Tuesdays” at the Center are coming!
Zumba Coming Soon!
3rd Annual Wing Fling: August 25th: Save the DATE!!!!!
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