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VRC May 2019 Blog ⚾

It's time to 'SAVE THE DATE' for the Vision Resource Center 7th Annual 'Out of Sight Night at the Park' Event 2019 at the Woodpeckers Segra Stadium September 21st, 2019

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.

Our DREAMS Finally Came True!! The Vision Resource Center now has their OWN HOME! Thanks to Cumberland County Commissioners. This was an amazing day for the Vision Resource Center thanks to each one of you! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of adults and kids with vision impairments.

Saying FAREWELL to our old home at 1600 Purdue Drive, Fayetteville

A huge "HALLELUJAH" for The Vision Resource Center🏡NEW HOME at 2736 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville, North Carolina


Many Thanks to Charles Luther a member of the Vision Resource Center since 2003 wrote us a check for our first months lease payment to Cumberland County. Cumberland County Commissioners thank you, Charles and Judy Luther, your gift means so much!!!!

The Vision Resource Center 2736 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville, NC 28314

Spent a wonderful day learning about horticulture with our VRC Adults. Many thanks to Cumberland Community Foundation for making this day happen. We had a blast!!!


Another beautiful night of dining and dancing at the Cypress Bend Vineyards

Cypress Bend Vineyards 21904 Riverton Rd, Wagram, NC

Our first guests in our new home .... United Way of Cumberland County Review panel...Thanks to all our Board members for supporting this important presentation

Jacqueline Smith, Cara Spencer, Steve Goodson, Carol Foster, Rick Foster, Patty Nusbaum, Jason Brady, Lyrica Harris, Crystal Williams, Kenjuana McCray and extra thanks to Mose Harris IV for always being there (this time as photographer).

The Vision Resource Center 2736 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville, NC 28314

Saturday, April 27th (MOVING DAY!) Moving ain't easy, but with good people you can make it happen! Many thanks to Steve Goodson, Tonya, Don Williams, Carol Foster, Patty Nusbaum, Monica Turner, Kalandis Hamilton, Jeannie Hamilton, Sam Hamilton, Lavita Rocha, Alves JC, Jamiel Rocha, Jarred Rocha, James Johnson, Kenneth Kemp and more.

The Vision Resource Center 2736 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville, NC 28314

⚾ SPONSORS NEEDED ⚾ FOR THE VISION RESOURCE CENTER 7TH ANNUAL "OUT OF SIGHT NIGHT AT THE PARK" DINING EVENT


Join us for this UNIQUE “Limited Vision” Experience at the NEW Fayetteville Woodpeckers Segra Stadium 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The Vision Resource Center Signature Fundraiser supports the blind & visually- impaired adults and children in our community through their life journey sightless.

*AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED* Individual Tickets - $75.00 Couple Tickets - $125.00

To request a sponsorship packet contact Terri Thomas at 910-483-2719


⚾OUT OF SIGHT NIGHT AT THE PARK EVENT 2019!


Available Sponsorship Levels & Benefits


Grand Slam - $5,000.00

(10) tickets to the event

(10) tickets to Woodpeckers baseball game

Video for your business (3-5 minutes)

Logo on all (3) vans for 1 year

Branded frame at photo booth

Logo on event signage

Mention and links on all social media

Name broadcasted on live stream for event

Special gift from the VRC

Name recognition on invitation

VIP last look (additional time to bid on silent auction items)

The VRC website, printed program, all print & radio will feature your name and/or logo

Logo and recognition on monthly blog

Special seating


Home Run - $2,500.00

(8) tickets to the event

(8) tickets to Woodpeckers baseball game

Logo on event signage

Mention and links on all social media

Name broadcasted on live stream for event

Special gift from the VRC

Name recognition on invitation

VIP last look (additional time to bid on silent auction items)

Logo and recognition on monthly blog

Special seating

The VRC website, printed program, all print & radio will feature your name and/or logo


Triple Play - $1,000.00

6) tickets to the event

(6) tickets to Woodpeckers baseball game

The VRC website, printed program, all print & radio will feature your name and/or logo

Name broadcasted on live stream for event

Name recognition on invitation

VIP last look (additional time to bid on silent auction items)

Logo and recognition on monthly blog


Slugger - $500.00

(4) tickets to the event

(4) tickets to Woodpeckers baseball game

Name recognition on invitation

Logo and recognition on monthly blog


Fast Ball - $250.00

2) tickets to the event

(2) tickets to Woodpeckers baseball game

Name recognition on invitation

Logo and recognition on monthly blog


Photo Booth - $1,500.00

Logo and/or name recognition on ‘Frame’


Simulation Glasses - $1,000.00

Logo and/or name recognition on ‘Glasses’


* All Sponsorships must be Paid in Full by August 01, 2019

A MOTHER is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take

SAVE THE DATE! for VRC Youth Summer Camp! June 17-21, 2019. Cost ($30.00). Activities include: Jones Lake Trip, Cooking lessons with B&B Catering, Arts & Crafts, Archery, Movies, Independent living activities and much much more....... To reserve your spot or to volunteer call Terri Thomas 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

To VOLUNTEER call (910) 483-2719

A Note From Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas


Awesomeness happening in the BEAUTIFUL month of May.......


New home, new partnerships, new Program Manager, many angels were helping us in transition. We cannot beat the blessings that have continuously given to us.


We have MOVED our new address is 2736 Cedar Creek Road here in Fayetteville, yes Cedar Creek Rd it is a therapeutic beautiful growing space for our adults and children with visual impairment, and we all LOVE it!! Only 15 minutes from our old facility.


We have partnered with LC Industries, Durham NC to help get our adults with visual impairment employment. The Fayetteville facility located off of Campground Rd. We are excited about all the beautiful things this partnership will bring to Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Monica Turner, Program Manager

We welcome Monica Turner, Program Manager to the VRC family she will be responsible for developing our 0-13 children's programming, support groups and helping to expand our programming horizons, most importantly helping me. The Board and staff are so excited Monica joining us on our new journeys.


We THANK with all our hearts, United Way, Elizabeth A. Hudspeth and Cornelia "Neill" Bullock Wilkins Funds of Cumberland Community Foundation, Community Grants Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Cape Fear Kiwanis, local trusts, donors we could not make the difference we do without you!!


Last but not least our many angels... hope I do not miss ANYONE and if I do charge my mind and not my heart.



VRC Angels


VRC Board Members | Staff

Don Williams

Tim McMillian

Kenneth Kemp

Tonya Price

Monica Turner

Phil Nusbaum

Ann Montoya

Rick and Carol Foster

JC, Jamiel and Jarrod Rocha-Alves,

Chris Nusbaum and Justin

Jeanne, Kalandis and Sam Hamilton

Rhudy McMillan (Majestic Mobility)

Lee Ann Dorsey and Donna (Painting by Design)

Cheri Smith (Designing Station)

Melissa and John McIntosh, Jamile (and crew) all of MINC Interiors

Austin Griffin (Activitek Solutions)


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

#VRC #visionresourcecenter #80yearsofservice #growth #giving #thanks


Until next time

With love and blessings,


Terri Thomas

Executive Director

Vision Resource Center

…..Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired

www.visionresourcecentercc.org

#80years1939-2019



VRC Happenings in May 2019:


May 01: Family Meeting @ 2736 Cedar Creek Road 11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Mar 02: Tokay 9:30 am - 11:00 am

May 07: Movies Adults TBD

May 09: Levon Harris Funeral 1:00p.m. Herring Funeral Home

May 10: UW Days of Caring-Gillis Hill Farm 11:00 a.m. with UW volunteers

May 16: Tokay 9:30 am -11:00 am

May 18: Memphis at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre 2:00 pm. Fee $20.00

May 20: County Commissioners Meeting 6:45 pm

May 21: Botanical Gardens Origami Exhibit 10:00 am

May 23: Tokay 9:30 am - 11:00 am


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 www.visionresourcecentercc.org for more information.

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