Blind and Visually Impaired Center Receives $2,500 District Rotary Grant
Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
With the assistance from board member Dr. Celia Barberena, the Pacific Grove Rotary donated $2,500 to be used to procure new assistive technology and devices that allowed staff to showcase and provide new products to clients. With the grant, The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County was able to purchase 144 assistive technology and assistive items. These included an assortment of canes and cane tips, braille items, safety equipment, magnifiers, and lenses.
“We greatly appreciated the support from the Pacific Grove Rotary amidst the pandemic” said Steven Macias, Executive Director. “With the grant from the Pacific Grove Rotary, we were able to purchase and provide clients with assistive technology to help them lead a more independent life. With the pandemic, many of our clients are choosing to shelter-in-place. This new assistive technology and devices will allow us to demonstrate and bring the devices directly to our clients’ homes.”The Center estimates these items can be used for years to comes and serve hundreds of clients throughout the years.
The Blind and Visually Impaired Center deeply appreciates the support from our local Pacific Grove Rotary.
Schedule your visit with our assistive technology department to check out the latest assistive technology by calling The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County at 831-649-3505.