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VRC February-March Blog 2020 🐔

Don't Miss! the Vision Resource Center 4th Annual Chicken Wing Cook-Off Saturday, June 13, 2020 (12-6 pm) at Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom, Hope Mills.

The Vision Resource Center provides opportunities and resources to improve the quality of life of adults and children in the Cape Fear Region who are visually impaired.

SPONSORS NEEDED! for the Vision Resource Center 4th Annual Chicken Wing Cook-Off on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 (12-6 pm) at Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom, Hope Mills. To learn more call 910-483-2719 or visit our website at

Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom 5435 Corporation Dr, Hope Mills, NC 28348

Our VRC Crew Freestyle dancing 💃

The African Children's Choir concert used the power of music and dance to share traditional spirituals, storytelling and gospel favorites. Thanks to Family Fellowship Worship Center for being a gracious host!

Check out pages 31-32 our very own Thomas Bass, FSU student majoring in Social Work and VRC intern speaks on his "vision" Thanks Janet Leigh Gibson for bringing the story to light. #loveisblind#advocacy

Another amazing Yoga class! Thanks Eva!

Spring break is almost here. We are excited to announce our first spring break camp for blind and visually impaired youth. We'll provide lots of entertaining activities and the opportunity for them to meet new friends! Call us today to sign up at 910-483-2719.

The VRC could use your help! We always need volunteers, so if you are looking for a way to give back to your community, try the VRC. We invite you to join us and find out just how fulfilling and FUN it is to be a part of this great organization! More about volunteering can be found here: Volunteers Needed

Happy International Women's Day! The International Women's Day date was moved to March 8 in 1913. The day aimed to help nations worldwide eliminate discrimination against women. It also focused on helping women gain full and equal participation in global development. International Men's Day is also celebrated on November 19 each year.

A Note From Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas

March...Springing forward... excitement blooming up everywhere!!!

Check out Cumberland Community Foundations' Giving catalog through March 31st. If you click "Donate Now," VRC is at the bottom of the list! What an AWESOME way to give back and support the blind.

Out of Sight, Wing Fling Cook-Off happening at Dirtbag Ale's new venue, same fun with some added twists and turns. Come out and support our 4th Annual. Calling all who have the skills to win BEST chicken wing by the people and by our judges!!! THAT Nation band will be on from 12-6 p.m. with DJ "Q" intertwining in and out, same night after the event Guy Unger will be singing under the stars as we celebrate a successful event.

1st ever Spring Break Camp for our youth ages 6-18, April 14-17th

Out of Sight Summer Camp Explosion will be a little different this year, but our kids have asked for it, and they are getting it... The program will run from May through August, with one intensive week of trips and bi-weekly camp days scattered throughout the other months.

The VRC is embarking upon our 20/20 vision with committees where you don't have to be a Board member to join in making the VRC even better!!! If you have interests in youth, facilities, fundraising, entrepreneurship, or developing partnerships in our community, VRC is for you. Many ask me how you can volunteer, and this would be a great way to make a difference with an organization where you can help advocate for those without sight. Get involved, make a difference and watch lives change...even yours

I just celebrated ten years with the VRC, and I cannot thank the VRC Board, our donors, and the community enough for the support. What a ride. Extra special thanks to Barbara Briggs, Cumberland Community Foundation, United Way, FRT, McLean Foundation, Ramon and Virginia Yarborough, and Cape Fear Eye Associates. All of you helped me at the start of my non-profit career to continue building something great ten years ago, and I will never forget that. #humble

To whom Much is Given, Much will be Required Luke 12:48

Happy Early Spring,


Make a difference in the world of people with no or low vision.

#VRC #1939-2018#80yearsofservice#growth#giving#thanks

Until next time

With love and blessings,

Terri Thomas

Executive Director

Vision Resource Center

…..Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired

VRC Happenings in March 2020:

Mar 04: Family Meeting 10:45 am to 1:00 pm

Mar 10: Movies TBA

Mar 11: Yoga 2:45 to 3:30 pm & Relaxation 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Mar 16: Healthy Cooking Club 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Mar 19: Line Dance Lessons

Mar 21: Color Purple Durham Performing Arts Center (2 pm)

Mar 24: Bible Study 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Mar 25: Yoga 2:45 to 3:30 pm & Relaxation 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Mar 26: Bingo 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please call James to cancel your ride at 910-476-6684

Watch for more updates! Follow our Facebook page and check out our website at for more information.

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