60 for 60
A Service Project to Benefit the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Help the Council celebrate our 60th Anniversary with a 60th themed project! Sponsoring a 60 for 60 project is a great opportunity for you to get involved, support a worthy cause, and help make a visible difference while having fun with your friends.
Edgewood College students in Madison got together this spring and made a human “60” at their event while educating the campus community about the mission of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired.
You could sponsor a bake sale and make 60 cookies, cupcakes, or muffins and donate the proceeds.
You can gather your friends and bike, run, or walk 60 minutes or even 60 miles with sponsorships and pledges to raise funds and awareness.
You could rally your community to collect 60 non-perishable food items for your local food pantry.
The ideas are endless as to what you can do. For more information or to brainstorm some ideas, feel free to contact us!
60th Anniversary Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator
Yes, I would like to do a 60 for 60 service project! How do I get started?
Suggested donation amounts 2012:
- $1,000 will pay for a radio advertising campaign that links listeners to our toll-free phone number where they can obtain information and referral services.
- $500 will pay for a refurbished CCTV magnifier to keep a low vision reader connected to books, newspapers and other reading material. A new one costs $3,000 or more.
- $100 will cover the cost of a low vision evaluation or one home visit by a vision services staff person.
- $50 pays for a talking watch—one of the most popular items in the Sharper Vision Store.
- $35 will pay for a white cane to enhance independence, mobility and connection.