Posted by Ken Crites on Mar 30, 2018
A hearty THANK YOU to John Thomas of the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired for visiting us today.  John's organization is doing wonderful work tackling the social hurdles incurred by the blind, as well as assisting visually impaired individuals stay self sufficient.
As we learned today, the VABVI is doing fantastic work.  They are, per their web site:
a non-profit organization founded in 1926...the only private agency to offer training, services, and support to visually impaired Vermonters from birth through end of life. Each year we serve over 1,600 clients.
John explaining how their membership continues to grow due to the aging population.  They assist both the young and old, offering both social events for kids and in-home training for aging individuals facing visual impairment.  There goal is simple:
Our mission is to enable Vermonters whether blind or visually impaired, to be more independent, to cultivate adaptive skills and to improve their quality of life.
If you would like to help the visually impaired in your community, there are opportunities to volunteer here.  And you can donate here.
Thank you, John, for visiting our club this morning!