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VRC January - February Blog 💕

Vision Resource Center 1600 Purdue Dr. Fayetteville (910) 483-2719

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.

We started the NEW YEAR (2019) with World Braille Day, Friday January 04, 2019

World Braille Day is a reminder of the importance of accessibility and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.

About World Braille Day: We celebrate World Braille Day every year on January 4th because it’s Louis Braille’s birthday. He’s the inventor of braille! Louis was born in 1809 in France and became blind after a childhood accident. But, he quickly mastered his new way of living. When Louise was only 15 years old, he created a reading and writing system based on Charles Barbier’s night writing system. We know Louise’s system today as braille. Adjusted over time, braille is now easier to read and used all over the world!

World Braille Day, Friday January 04, 2019

Kicking 2019 off right! with our VRC Adults at Cypress Bend Vineyards

Cypress Bend Vineyards 21904 Riverton Rd, Wagram, NC 28396

February 6th Bowling adventure with the VRC Adults.

Lafayette Bowling Lanes 3313 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303

Leapin Lizards! Our VRC Adults and Children enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon at the production of little orphan Annie. Many THANKS to the Cape Fear Regional Theatre for all you do for our visually impaired adults and children at the Vision Resource Center.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre 1209 Hay St, Fayetteville, NC 28305

Production of Annie at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Cape Fear Regional Theatre 1209 Hay St, Fayetteville, NC 28305

Many THANKS to AMC Fayetteville 14 for providing Audio Description Technology in their theaters. Cinema Audio Description (AD) is a fantastic service for people with sight loss. The normal film soundtrack is broadcast to cinema speakers in the usual way, while a recorded narrator explains what's happening on screen - in gaps in the dialogue through personal headphones. Without audio description, individuals who are blind or low-vision watching a movie do not know what is happening in scenes without dialogue and can misinterpret the meaning of other scenes.

AMC Fayetteville 14 at 4761 Lake Valley Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303

Coming up February 23rd, "True to Yourself" featuring actor Boris Kodjoe at FSU, J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Many Thanks to the Arts Council of Fayetteville.

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

To VOLUNTEER call (910) 483-2719

A Note From Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas

Love is in the air...the VRC loves to love, and celebrate, and February brings some excellent activities in celebration of love and Black History Month. Annie and Cypress Bend Winery allow our participants ("family" members as we refer to everyone) to socialize something we take for granted. One of our VRC members, thanks to Designing Station and Catholic Charities was able to transition from a family member's home to her apartment (collaboration in our community). The VRC is now on the move with a 15 passenger van to aid our demographic with not only transportation but assistance at medical appointments and shopping trips.

How about (2) of our past youth are making their dreams come true, Michael McIntyre is a licensed butcher and culinary chef, now studying and working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida as a cooking chef. Thanks, Bill Pannhoff for helping our visually impaired youth live out their dreams #VRClove.

Michael Leroy McIntyre, Jr. Cooking Chef at Walt Disney World

Next, up Aaron Thomas, 18, his dream is to become a graphic designer for video games. A little secret about me I am a voiceover artist, so I asked Aaron to draw an animation of me as I press start on my voiceover again. How did he do (check out Aaron's artwork below). Aaron is attending Fayetteville Technical Community College studying simulation and game development. I am so proud of our youth #VRClove.

Artwork by VRC Youth Aaron Thomas (picture of Terri Thomas)

In honor of Black History month, we will be attending "True to Yourself" with Boris Kodjoe, with the Fayetteville Arts Council at Fayetteville State University. There are so many great things in the background that I cannot wait to tell you all about them, but I must keep under wraps a little while longer. In the meantime, we THANK with all our hearts, United Way, Elizabeth A. Hudspeth and Cornelia "Neill" Bullock Wilkins Funds of Cumberland Community Foundation, Cape Fear Kiwanis, local trusts, donors we could not make the difference we do without you!!

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

We are so excited about all the BIG THINGS COMING for VRC in 2019! STAY TUNED.....

VRC Happenings in February 2019:

Feb 06: Adults Bowling 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Feb 07: Tokay 9:30 -11:00 am  

Feb 09: Annie CFRT Adults & Youth Group

Feb 12: Movies Adults

Feb 14: Tokay 9:30 -11:00 am - Valentine's Day 💕

Feb 19: Walmart & Lunch 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Feb 21: Tokay 9:30 - 11:00 am

Feb 23: Boris Kodjoe "True To Yourself" FSU

Feb 26: Tokay 9:30 - 11:00 am

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

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