Society receives $7,500 from City of Roseville to help citizens with vision challenges

The City of Roseville’s Citizens’ Benefit Fund has granted $7,500 to Society for the Blind to support our Roseville Low Vision Clinic and provide transportation for Roseville seniors with vision challenges to attend workshops and retreats.

Transportation is the number one barrier that people living with low vision or blindness face when pursuing resources, instruction and support, especially crossing county lines. We are so grateful to the City of Roseville for helping us keep our doors open at our Roseville Low Vision Clinic and helping us make sure residents have transportation to our workshops and retreats in Sacramento.

Society for the Blind’s satellite Roseville Low Vision Clinic is located at 1830 Sierra Gardens Drive. For more information about the Roseville Low Vision Clinic, contact Chelsea Gray at cgray@societyfortheblind.org.

The grant also will provide rides for Roseville residents ages 55 and up to attend Society for the Blind’s workshops and retreats in Sacramento. For more information about transportation services, contact Pat Duffy at pduffy@societyfortheblind.org.

This is the 24th year that the City of Roseville has awarded grants from the Citizens’ Benefit Fund, which was established with funds generated from interest earned on the invested proceeds from the sale of the former Roseville Community Hospital with the purpose of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Roseville. Since 1994, the City of Roseville has awarded $14.9 million to local nonprofits. The Roseville Grants Advisory Commission, consisting of City Council-appointed Roseville citizens, annually reviews grant applications and makes recommendations of grant awards to the Roseville City Council. For more information about the Roseville Grants Advisory Commission and city grant funds, visit www.roseville.ca.us/grants.