February is here, and we would like to take this time to say how much we love serving the blind and visually impaired of Cumberland County! 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!
We had a blast in January, getting back to our regular schedule and getting to spend some time at Tokay to work on our fitness goals for 2017. We had a wonderful time at the “Art in Touch” show put on by Donavan Ross, for his senior project on Jan. 21st. He is a Massey Hill High School student. Thank you! We also want to thank the Duplin Winery for being a fantastic host for our outing on Jan 31. Our adults thoroughly enjoyed the tour and tasting. We appreciate their friendly and knowledgeable staff as well.
Spotlight on Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF):
CCF helps people to support causes they care about most. We wish to thank all the Advised Fund donors and contributors to our endowments.
Advised Fund Donors:
Our endowments include:
Paid it Forward Endowment for Vision Impaired Youth to endow support for summer camp, started from an anonymous donor;
Katherine West Williams Endowment created in loving memory of Katherine West Williams
Friends of the Vision Resource Center Endowment to support the mission of the VRC
The Vision Resource Center was a recipient of the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation of $10,000 to help fund our Health and Wellness program.
CCF receives gifts of all sizes from people from all walks of life. They invest the gifts received to grow organizations such as us. CCF also gives back by working with nonprofit organizations through various programs to help us to thrive.
So consider giving to one of our endowments through CCF by
What a great start to the year we’ve had!
SAVE THE DATE, our Second Annual “Out of Sight” Wing Fling Fundraising Event is happening on June 24th. “What’s a Wing Fling?” you may ask. The Wing Fling is a chicken wing cooking competition in a team format. This year it will be held at Festival Park. We’ll have food trucks, beverages, bands, a kids’ zone, a VIP tent, educational areas, and lots of fun and laughs! Even if you aren’t competing, this will be a family event that you won’t want to miss!
We are looking for new sponsors and new faces to enhance the awareness of our organization so mark your calendars our 2017 Fundraisers
2017 Out of Sight Wing Fling on June 24th, 2017, Festival Park, 3 pm
2017 “Out of Sight” Dining, Nov. 10th 2017, Hellenic Center, 6:00 pm
Call us if you would like to be a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer on our committee, help us to make a difference in the lives of the visually impaired and blind.
Coming Up in February:
February 2: 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.
February 7: 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.
February 9: Myers Recreation Center: 10 am to 12. Goal Ball! A team sport for the blind and visually impaired where teams of three try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponent’s’ goal. Our participants enjoy the competition. Come out and volunteer with us, you will have a blast and laugh a lot with us. 1018 Rochester Drive, Fayetteville
February 11: Little Mermaid at the Cape Fear Regional Theater. Our youth will attend this show; 1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville. Call us if you’d like to join us: (910) 483-2719
February 14: 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.
February 15: Bowling: 9:30-11:30 am. Located at Lafayette Lanes, this is always a fun outing. 3313 Raeford, Road, Fayetteville.
February 16: 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.
February 21: 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.
February 23: Family Meeting from 11 am to 1 pm. Find out what is happening at our Center and with the participants. Having family members present is wonderful so that you can learn about what we’re planning and how we help the visually impaired and blind people that we serve. Gilmore Center
Coming Up Soon:
On March 9th, we will be heading back to the Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel is a moving and intimate story that confronts race and religion. Please call the Center if you’d like to join us: (910) 483-2719
We’re going to be offering our wildly popular Independent Living Classes in the comfort of your homes. “Outside the VRC Walls” is a new series that we look forward to unveiling to you in March! Thanks again Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment and everyone that attended or donated gifts during our 2016 “Out of Sight” Dining
Camp Dogwood Adult Camp: Save the dates: July 30th.-August 5th, courtesy of the Massey Hill Lion’s Club and transportation by the VRC.
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