Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.
For more information about these or other volunteer opportunities, please call Diana Trapani, Executive Director at 831-649-3505, ex. 103.
BVIC TO CELEBRATE WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY IN PACFIC GROVE
On Saturday, October 15th at 11:00am clients, staff, family and friends of the visually impaired will gather at the corner of Forest Ave and Lighthouse in Pacific Grove to walk the streets, visit local businesses and spread awareness about vision loss and the services offered at The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County.
CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
Pacific Grove Lions Club Meeting October 19th
MST Bus Pass Discount
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, December. 3rd
This year the Country Store & Auction is being changed into a Christmas Store Auction & Health Fair. We will have all the usual yummies and arts for sale, along with a silent auction to raise funds to support our free services. Each auction item will have a “buy-it-now” price so you can snatch it up as a special holiday gift for someone or yourself!
Board of Director’s Openings
Please send your interest to Ron Kihara at BVIC, 225 Laurel Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Annual Support Campaign: $100,000 Goal
If you have not received a call from a board member or letter in the mail, one is on its way! We hope you will be generous in helping us achieve our goal.
Did you know, Nov. 11th to Dec. 31st you can make your donation on-line through the MCGives 2016 campaign and it will be partially matched? Watch for the special giving edition of the MC Weekly in early November and increase your impact by donating to BVIC through MCGIVES! For more info visit: https://www.montereycountygives.com/rfp/
DISCOVER ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES ON THE MAC, iPHONE/iPAD
The BVIC is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Apple Store, Del Monte Shopping Center. Apple trainers are providing BVIC clients small group classes titled “Discover Accessibility” on the accessibility features of the Mac and iPhone/iPad.
To RSVP for a class, please call our new Low Vision Services Coordinator, Jenny Swad at 649-3505.
NEW BVIC EMPLOYEE
The BVIC is pleased to announce the hire of Jenny Swad, CLVT/COMS. Bringing twenty years of experience, Jenny is dual certified as a Certified Low Vision Therapist and Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist. She will assume the role of Low Vision Services Coordinator, to replace the retiring Moonset Yu, and will also provide O&M services. The next time you are at the center, please be sure to introduce yourself and welcome Jenny to the BVIC team.
The Association of Blind Citizens: Assistive
Operated by the Association of Blind Citizens, the fund provides financial resources to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. Products covered by this program retail for a minimum of $200 and a Maximum of $6,000. Persons eligible to apply for assistance have a family income of less than $50,000 and cash assets of less than $20,000. Applications must be submitted by June 30th and December 31st for each grant period (two per year). Applicants may submit one request per calendar year. All applications must be submitted via e-mail. The ATF is limited to U.S. residents who are legally blind. Follow this link for more information and instructions about the ATF. Assistive Technology Fund
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MST BUSES PROVIDE PATH for VISUALLY IMPAIRED
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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