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VRC September Blog

We Asked and the Community Delivered

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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.

Summer Camp was amazing!  We have to thank FRT, Summertime Kids (CCF), Cape Fear Kiwanis, and Youth Growth Stock Trust for making our two week Out of Sight Camp Explosion such an exciting camp for kids with visual impairment.

Botanical Gardens, Fayetteville

One of our most creative programs was Drumming with Greg Whit, Drum for Change.  Not only is the drumming circle, a circle of creating musical melody, but a circle to express fears, strengths, courage and have some fun.  What was truly awesome about the final production?  We added our adults with visual impairment, guests and staff to the circle.

Thanks to United Way of Cumberland County, and CCF (Elizabeth Hudspeth grant) and Cumberland County for helping us to create a generational circle that produced rhythmic sounds as well as connection of the ages.  One word INCREDIBLE!!

Greg Whit, Drum for Change

Feeling blessed to be a finalist (top 3) non-profit category at the Fayetteville Observer Readers Choice Awards. We are winners any way it goes ... Many thanks to everyone who voted for the Vision Resource Center and your continued support.

Fayetteville Observer Readers Choice Awards 2018

WE asked and the Community Delivered ...THANK YOU!! ...for making our 3rd Annual Out of Sight Wing Fling a tremendous success!!  We made just over $13,000 !!! People's Choice   Judges Choice

Winner - Mother Cluckers Winner - Budweiser's BBQ 2nd - Shot Gun BBQ                                                    2nd Mother Cluckers 3rd - Old Mills BBQ                                                     3rd Deep Creek Grill                                                                                         Honorable Mention: Old Mills BBQ

All proceeds help provide transportation, purchase of assistive technologies to help our blind and visually impaired (youth and adults) live an independent life, continuance of social activities to decrease depression and provide independent living skill classes to help with day to day living creating a world with no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired.

The Vision Resource Center "Out of Sight" Wing Fling 2018

Let the THANKS begin!  To our premier sponsor Mountaire Farms for donating 10,000 chicken wings, all our sponsors, VRC Board, OOSWF Committee, Volunteers, thatNation band, DJ Q (Quince Lanford), our Judges, Anne Marie Zieglar, Array Magazine, Judges: Tiffani Whitfield, Toni King, Cheri Siler Mack  and Lee Warren, Register of Deeds, our MCs Commissioner Glenn Adams and Economic Development, Robert Van Geons and most of all of those who purchased tickets and came out to make a difference in the lives of the blind and visually impaired in Cumberland County.  We could not have done it without you!!

Many THANKS to all our sponsors and volunteers!

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

Call (910) 483-2719 to Learn More

A Note From Our Executive Director 


Fall is on its way and September is kicking off our programming at full swing...Highlighted programs include Jazzy Fridays at Cypress Bend Winery, Kick off to Fall Cookout at Lake Rim Park, Adaptive Technology Movies, Art Beyond Sight (Art Class), Slyvian Heights Bird Sanctuary in Scotland Neck, Pavers Unlimited will continue meetings to advocate and we will follow up with attendance at City Council Meeting.

Many thanks to Allen, General manager and staff of the AMC 14 for ALWAYS providing excellent customer service to our blind demographic.

We received $10,000 from the Cornelia "Neill" Bullock Wilkins Fund for our Outside the VRC Independent Living Skills and Socialization for People with Vision Loss.  We thank the fund and CCF for enhancing the quality and spirit of community life through giving.


Terri Thomas

Executive Director

Vision Resource Center

…..Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired

Coming Up in September 2018:


Sep 06: Lake Rim Picnic  

Sep 10: Pavers Unlimited

Sep 11: Movie Time TBA

Sep 13: Tokay 9:30 - 11:00

Sep 14: Jazzy Friday at Cypress Bend

Sep 18: JD Fuller - Walking

Sep 19: Art Beyond Sight - 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Sep 20: Tokay 9:30-11:00 am

Sep 24: City Council Meeting at 7:00 pm

Sep 25: JD Fuller - Walking

Sep 26: Family Meeting 11:00-1:00 pm 

Sep 27: Sylvan Heights Bird Sanctuary

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

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