Read about recent events with Blind Babies Foundation, look at photos, and more.
On Monday, January 27, 2014, Bangkok Bay (a delicious Thai restaurant in Redwood City) hosted a fundraising dinner for Blind Babies Foundation. 50% of the total dinner bill was generously donated to BBF! Bangkok Bay has been doing ongoing fundraising for BBF and has raised $1,500.00 so far. Many thanks to Bangkok Bay from all of us at BBF!
For more information about their fundraising dinner, check out this flier.
A FREE Workshop for Families of Children/Students with Visual Impairments!
Come Meet Other Families and Learn the Latest Information About
Teaching Activities of Daily Living Skills to Your Child
January 18, 2014
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
California School for the Blind, 500 Walnut Street, Fremont, CA 94536
Delicious Picnic Lunch Provided at No Cost. Fabulous Door Prizes
Children are invited to attend but no childcare will be provided
Two BBF alumni, Angela Fowler and Hoby Wedler, were recently recognized in the news for their work at California Chemistry Camp. Read more about their great work here.
Vision Impairment Specialists Laura Amandi and Louise Marks at the BBF table at Zeiss World Sight Day, an annual eye health awareness campaign:
Thank you so much to everyone who nominated BBF for the 7×7 Favorite Charities Contest! With your help we made it to the next round, and now it’s time to vote! Voting for the Top 49 will continue through 5 p.m. on November 12th. Each individual can vote an unlimited number of times!
7×7 will be recognizing seven finalists this year. The top six will each receive $2,000 grants from PG&E. The lucky winner with the most votes will get to take home a total of $10,000. Please help support BBF by clicking here and voting for Blind Babies Foundation under the “Health and Nutrition” section!
GreatNonprofits is honoring highly reviewed non-profits with their 2013 Top-Rated Awards. Please help BBF raise visibility for our work and continue to make a difference in our community by posting a review of your experience with us by October 31st. All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!
Click here to get started! Thank you!
San Francisco Jewish Contemporary Museum: Sunday, October 20, 2013 | Tour: 11:30AM–12:15PM; Workshop 1-3PM
As part of Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, join a multisensory tour of Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, followed by a hands-on art-making workshop. Guided tour will include an original musical performance by the Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco in response to the artwork. Specially trained museum educators will provide detailed verbal descriptions and tactile activities as they guide participants through the process of experiencing art through their senses. Designed for individuals with visual impairments, but all are encouraged to attend. Presented in partnership with Lighthouse for the Blind.
Free with Museum admission with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.655.7856. Youth 18 and under always free.
October is White Cane Awareness Month! In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed October 15th as White Cane Safety Day. This nationally observed date was set aside in order to celebrate the achievements of individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as to recognize the importance of the white cane as a symbol of blindness and a tool of independence. White Cane Safety Day celebrates the ability of people with vision impairments to lead independent lives by using mobility devices such as white canes to successfully navigate a complex world.
BBF is excited to share that Central Valley alum client Heaven Vallejos has been receiving national notice for her track and field abilities! Heaven, a nine year old who is completely blind, began running with Mountain View Elementary’s team in September 2013. She is featured in the Oct 30th issue of the CUSD newspaper, which states: “On Nov. 2, Heaven will participate in the 7th Annual ‘Walk in Their Shoes,’ fundraiser in Visalia to benefit the Central Valley Blind Babies Foundation. Frank Vallejos [Heaven’s father] will also be participating, walking ‘blind’ as a way to better understand Allen’s [Heaven’s twin brother] and Heaven’s worlds. ‘It is surprising how much better other senses become when you can’t see,’ he said. For information about the walk, call 559-323-7194.”
To read more about Heaven’s amazing accomplishments, check out this article in The Fresno Bee!
From September 26th to October 11th, 7×7 is accepting nominations for their 2013 Favorite Charities Contest! 7×7 will be recognizing seven finalists this year. The top six will each receive $2,000 grants from PG&E. The lucky winner with the most votes will get to take home a total of $10,000. Please help support BBF by nominating Blind Babies Foundation here!