Hammers Away! Groundbreaking Marks Milestone for Society for the Blind

On April 8, Society for the Blind board members, staff, clients and donors came together for an exciting event – the groundbreaking of our construction project. Over the next four to five months, we will build out the final 5,000 square feet of space at our Sacramento headquarters.

For people of all ages living with vision loss and blindness, this means additional space for classes, new workshops, an indoor orientation and mobility course, new music room and a brand-new teaching kitchen and dining room for our Senior IMPACT Project.

A project of this magnitude does not happen overnight. We are deeply grateful to the generous people throughout the Sacramento region who supported our Vision 2020 campaign launched in 2015. Your donations mean we can provide more services to more people in the coming years. We are in the final phase of the campaign, with a goal of raising $500,000 by the end of the year.

More than 5,000 people from the 27 counties we serve come to Society for the Blind or receive our services in their homes or local communities. The many programs and services we offer are made possible through the donation of time and talent from our dedicated volunteers.

This week, our 200+ volunteers will be celebrated at our Volunteer Appreciation Event. Whether reading for Access News, calling Bingo games, providing classroom assistance or helping out at a weekend youth workshop, our volunteers make a significant difference and we are grateful.

As Helen Keller said, “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”  Here’s wishing much happiness to our wonderful volunteers!