Fundraising efforts continue for the Council’s White Cane Fund. If you’ve already given, thank you! You are our only source of funding to provide white canes, and your gift ensures people in our state who need it for identification and mobility will receive one for free. Continue Reading There’s Still Time to Contribute to the White Cane Fund
Please join us in welcoming Greg Schmidt as the new customer care specialist at the Council’s Sharper Vision Store. Continue Reading Welcome our New Customer Care Specialist at the Sharper Vision Store
They’re retired nurses who met through their church. But what really brought Doris Dolph and Sally DeVriend together? Their passion for volunteering to make a difference in their community, which led to them receiving the Council’s Community Volunteer Service Award this year. Continue Reading Community Volunteer Service Award Recipients: Doris Dolph and Sally DeVriend
Congratulations to Ellie Thompson! She is one of the Council’s outstanding scholarship recipients for 2021 and is receiving $2,000 to support her continuing education.
The Madison 18-year-old plans to attend Madison College this fall. She started taking college classes after recently graduating from the iForward Wisconsin Online Charter School. She attended Madison East during the first three years of high school. Ellie is currently working as a counselor at the Wisconsin Lions Summer Camp in Rosholt. Continue Reading Student Spotlight 2021: Ellie Thompson
Ten outstanding scholarship recipients were honored during a virtual celebration on Thursday, June 3. Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship to support their continuing education. Continue Reading Introducing The Council’s 2021 Scholarship Recipients
The flashes of color and melodious songs mixed with interesting plants and landscapes may be just a few of the reasons birdwatching is taking off as a hobby. Some birdwatchers also enjoy the competition of discovering a variety of bird species. But there’s a different approach to birding that is equally exciting. It’s Birding by Ear. Continue Reading Birding by Ear Takes Off as a Hobby
Personalized Low Vision Kits include adaptive products that help people live their lives independently. They’re being described as life changing tools for people who are adjusting to vision loss, often due to an eye disease. The Council will be able to provide Personal Low Vision… Continue Reading Personal Low Vision Kits Receive Funding
Congratulations to our 2021 Excellence Awards recipients! The Council recognizes them for making an important difference in the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. Continue Reading Announcing our Excellence Awards Recipients
The Council welcomes two new team members to the communications department. Our recent additions to the staff have valuable experiences and share the Council’s commitment to the importance of telling your stories. Continue Reading Changes in the Council’s Communications Department
Appreciation for her own independence is why Connie Malak supports the Council’s annual White Cane Appeal.
“I remember watching a man using a white cane, and I was so taken with his ability to get around with it,” the Middleton woman says. “It’s great to know the Council can help people who are blind or visually impaired get tools like this to restore their feeling of independence.” Continue Reading The Council’s White Cane Appeal is Underway