A Heart Full of Gratitude

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching the holiday season. The year has flown by rather quickly, but as I reflect back, I have a heart full of gratitude for the Sacramento Region and each of you, our friends, clients, donors and volunteers.

We reached some major milestones this year that will positively impact the future of Society for the Blind. We established the Dr. Paul & Alice Peterson Endowment, creating a financial resource for new programs and expansion of existing ones. We acquired Sacramento Braille Transcribers, ensuring the ongoing production of Braille materials for northern California and creating an employment path for our clients. We will mark the 20th anniversary of our Senior IMPACT Project (SIP) this December. Nearly 10,000 older adults living with vision loss have participated in a SIP program over the past 20 years. This program is poised to grow in the coming years as we strive to meet the growing demand for services.

These accomplishments are possible because of the dedicated, innovative staff of Society for the Blind. The 35 people who work here bring a level of commitment and passion to achieve our mission that is inspiring. I am grateful for them and for our board of directors who steadfastly guide this organization.

But none of this would have transpired without YOU. Your support as our donors, volunteers, clients, family and friends means more to us than words could ever express. Our hearts are full of gratitude for the bounty of your goodness, your generosity of time and treasure, and your efforts to help spread the word so others can be served at Society for the Blind.

I hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with joy, laughter and an abundance of loved ones. All of us at Society for the Blind wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!