Helping people adapt to the loss of sight
2014 Board of Directors
Ron Kihara, President
Russ Hatch, Vice President
Tom Gardner, Treasurer
Sonja Jackson, Interim Secretary
Dr. John Kraus
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BVIC GROUP ACTIVITIES
Low Vision Peer Support Group
Day/Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Ceramics
Day/Time: Every Tuesday
11:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Day/Time: Every Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 at first class
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.
TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING
Giving is traditional as the holidays approach. As the end of the year nears many coordinate their giving with end of the year tax- deductions. Make a donation for the BVIC in honor of that person who is difficult to buy for or to honor the memory of a loved one. This season the BVC has two wonderful opportunities for a person’s donation to be increased. Here are just a couple of ways to donate;
CHARITY MATCH (formerly known as Birdies for Charity
MC GIVES CAMPAIGN
PLEASE CLICK HOW TO HELP FOR MORE DETAILS ON THESE AND OTHER WAYS TO HELP THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED COMMUNITY OF MONTEREY COUNTY
Art Workshops at the BVIC
Read about this exciting new program by clicking News and Events above. The following photos were taken of art work created by the blind and visually impaired at the BVIC and were showcased at an Art Show on March 20, 2012 to great praise from visitors and staff. More photos will be posted on our new Photo Gallery link soon.
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
Also check out
- Internet Shopper
- Support the BVIC through Amazon SMILES: Amazon SMILES (click How to Help link above for more information)
Click News and Events for more details on these events.
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