VRC January 2017 Calendar and Events

 

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Happy New Year from all of us at the VRC! We are certain that 2017 is going to be another outstanding year of expanding our mission and reaching our vision for the blind and visually impaired of Cumberland County.

We had a great December and particularly want to thank Mike’s Farm! We took both our youth and adults to a spectacular light show and dinner. They took special care of us, and we appreciated it. We also want to thank Grandson’s Restaurant in Hope Mills. We had a family Christmas party there and thoroughly enjoyed a lovely lunch with them. It would not have been made possible without an extra special Trust that gave us a nice Christmas gift.

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A Note from Our Executive Director: Terri Thomas

“We are so excited about 2017. We are starting a lending library thanks to a wonderful donor of audio books for our people. They can come in borrow an audiobook and return when complete. “Outside the VRC Walls” is being made possible with monies obtained by the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Our Center will go into the homes of those visually impaired and blind that need assistance navigating through with their level of blindness. Most have not been born blind, so to have a drastic change in vision, normal day-to-day things began to change for them. We will find out their goals and help them to achieve them. Many extra SPECIAL thanks to the endowment we were awarded $10,000 for our Health and Wellness Program for our adults.

More exercise, more overnight trips, technology and more learning coming our way in 2017. We thank all of our supporters for our continued growth..A huge thanks to Cape Fear Eye Associates for partnering with us for monthly maintenance payments on our Cape Fear Eye van.

A huge thanks to Cape Fear Eye Associates for partnering with us for monthly maintenance payments on our Cape Fear Eye van.

We also have some needs in 2017. You can help us by purchasing the following:

Audio Books
Crock pots
George Foreman grills
Electric skillets
Sponsor an adult or child for (1) month

You can also help by VOLUNTEERING with us for bowling, shopping, lunches, festivals, and concerts. Please call the Center for more information.

 

We are looking for new sponsors and new faces to enhance the awareness of our organization so mark your calendars for the:

2017 “Out of Sight” Dining, Nov. 10th 2017, Hellenic Center, 6:00 p.m
2017 Out of Sight Wing Fling on June 24th 2017.

See you out and about in 2017!
~Terri

Coming up in January:

January 5: Tokay Fitness Center: From 9:30 to 11:30 am we will have time at Tokay at their fitness center to use their equipment. 328 West Hamilton Street, Fayetteville.Tokay

January 10: Patriot Theatre 14: 11 am. Using assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired, we will experience a movie-going experience where we can have the movie described through headphones, so the participants get the full movie experience. 4760 Lake Valley Road, Fayetteville.

January 10: Join us for our VRC Parent’s Open House from 4-7 pm at the Center. Learn more about our youth programming and meet our VRC staff. 1600 Purdue Drive, Fayetteville.

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January 12: Gateway to Gold Experience. 9:30-12. Join us and the Paralympic Sport Club for a free morning of sitting volleyball, boccia, and wheelchair basketball. It’ll be a great time of fun and movement!

January 16: Closed for Martin Luther King Day

January 17: Tokay Fitness Center: 9:30 to 11:30 am we will have time at Tokay at their fitness center to use their equipment. 328 West Hamilton Street, Fayetteville.

January 19: Family Meeting. 11-1. Join us to learn more about what we’re doing with the individuals we work with at our Family Meeting. Located at the VRC 1600 Purdue Drive, Fayetteville.

January 24: Tokay Fitness Center: From 9:30 to 11:30 am we will have time at Tokay at their fitness center to use their equipment. 328 West Hamilton Street, Fayetteville.

January 25: Bowling: 9:30-11:30 am. Located at Lafayette Lanes, this is always a fun outing. 3313 Raeford, Road, Fayetteville.bowling vrc

January 31: Head out to Duplin Winery for a tasting from 12-2. Please let us know ahead of time if you’re coming so we can plan accordingly! (910) 483-2719

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Get ready 2nd Annual “Out of Sight” Chicken Wing Fling, Chicken Wing Cookoff will be held June 24th at the Festival Park…Can’t you say EXCITED, get your cookers ready!!!!

2017 “Out of Sight” Dining, Nov. 10th 2017, Hellenic Center

VRC Spotlight: screen-shot-2016-12-30-at-1-04-27-pm
Cory Worrell has been a youth volunteer program manager for over 5 years. Cory plans exciting and stimulating trips for our blind or visually impaired youth ages 6-19. We also add youth volunteers, that graduated from the youth program to help out with our younger ones. Cory and her entire family are dedicated to our mission and give their all to ensure each activity affords our youth expressing their independence and creativity. The VRC appreciates all Cory does for our Center. We could not do it without her.
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