In 2015, 489 people in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired received a free white cane from the Council. For those people who received their first white cane, or replaced a well-worn one, having that cane means they can safely cross the street, walk confidently throughout their neighborhood, and be recognized as someone with low vision.
The Council has been providing white canes free of charge for over 30 years. Records from the early years are not available, but our best guess is that we have given away more than 7,500 canes!
Please consider a generous gift to the Council to help us cover the cost of the white canes and for other vision services we offer throughout the state to those with low vision. Gifts can be made by clicking the DONATE button or by mailing a check to WCBVI, 754 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703. Thank you!