Community Spotlight on the Vision Resource Center
Your #HometownUtility shined our community spotlight on the Vision Resource Center and the great works they're doing in Cumberland County NC Government for the visually challenged.
Thanking our sweet volunteer Patricia Poulos and staff member James for decorating the VRC Christmas tree!🌲
Our trip to Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory is never disappointing.
Cypress Bend Winery hosted a great Christmas Open House. Live music, vineyard tours and sweet treats...doesn't get any better than this!
Our youth had a great time at Ruckus Pizza and the Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary. We love spending time together! Special thanks to our awesome volunteers!
We love to dance!
The Vision Resource Center annual Christmas party always has a way of bringing us closer together while providing opportunities for reflection. Happy holidays from our family to yours!
DON'T MISS OUR PLAY DATE for BLIND OR LOW VISION TODDLERS ages (0-5 years) on February 01, 2020 (10:00 am to 11:30 am). For more information call 910-483-2719.
Be A Part of Our Family in 2020!
How does our work make a difference?
Advocacy. We knock down institutional barriers that have prevented blind and visually impaired (VI) people from fully participating as citizens in the community.
Health and Wellness. We help prevent isolation and feelings of depression among blind adults by getting them engaged in social and cultural events.
Independence. Our youth programs teach young people how to navigate their world with confidence. Their program is called Limitless because there are no limits to what they can achieve – even without sight.
Our plan for 2020. Greater access to technology that makes everyday tasks easier for people with blindness and VI… a new program for the parents of 0 – 5 yrs. old… transforming the youth activities into a holistic youth development program… staff members will continue their efforts with gratitude and love because our lives have also been transformed by this work.
Vision Resource Center is a great investment. Please continue the generosity that makes this work possible. Your contribution will help VRC expand and grow essential programs for adults and children with VI and blindness.
Thank you for partnering with us to make a difference for people with blindness and VI.
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
A Note From Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas
Happy Happiest 2020 to all of you!
A new year brings new beginnings, and the VRC is ready for all 2020 has in store. We moved in 2019, and now we are ready to start cultivating our new home with amazing activities and programs to enhance lives.
Our consumers have been insightful in developing new programs.
In 2020 we look forward to kicking off:
Our VRC Travel Club, yes our folk are ready to hit the road :) First stop Cherokee Mountains.
VRC On the Move Playdate for ages birth- five years of age with their parents.
The Limitless Group, for ages 18-30 will get more active in the community and socially.
A variety of healthy cooking classes and exercise programming start ramping up in February.
Our Fayetteville State University student, Thomas Bass, will intern with the VRC work with new and prospective consumers as well as out in the community to uplift our mission.
The kickoff of our youth development programming will start with a Spring Break camp in April.
We will continue to stretch our minds to bring creative and beneficial programs to the blind with the help of all of you, our board, funders, volunteers, and friends.
Please continue to read our blog and check out our website for activities you can come out and volunteer with us.
Wishing each of you continued blessings throughout 2020.
Until next time
With love and blessings,
Vision Resource Center
…..Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired
VRC Happenings in January 2020:
Jan 01: New Years Day!
Jan 06: Walking Club 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Jan 08: Family Meeting 10:45 am to 1:00 pm
Jan 14: Movies TBA
Jan 15: Yoga 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm | Relaxation 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Jan 16: Line Dance Class 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Jan 20: MLK Jr. Day
Jan 21: Dollar General 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Jan 23: Bowling 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Jan 28: Bingo 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Jan 29: Yoga 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm | Relaxation 3:30 pm to 4:00 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 www.visionresourcecentercc.org for more information.
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