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  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016


    Want a sneak peek at the auction items?  They will be available to view beginning on November 1.

    Here are a few of the nearly 100 items that have been generously donated for this year’s auction:

    - Festival Foods and Target gift cards

    - Papa Murphy’s pizzas

    - A variety of cookbooks

    - Milwaukee Admirals tickets

    - lots of local restaurant gift cards, delicious and unique foods, wine tastings and tours, concert and theater tickets, and much more!

    Our thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated auction items. If you know someone who might be interested in contributing an item, please contact Fund Development Director Lori Werbeckes at Your generosity makes this auction a fun and fund-filled event!

    Our online auction is open now through November 16! Support the work of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired by bidding on items at Bidding ends at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16.

    All proceeds from the auction help us provide services to individuals in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired. Please share this link with friends, family and co-workers to help us raise funds to provide free white canes, lead programs for elementary school children, offer rehabilitation visits in their homes, host educational webinars, and lots more.

    Auction items include gift certificates for dining, wine and beer tastings, museum tickets, cookbooks, concerts, and a football autographed by UW-Badgers Head Coach Paul Chryst!

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016

  • Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Friday, November 25, 2016

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    Saturday, December 03, 2016 09:00am - 05:00pm

    On Saturday, December 3, WCVBI will join transit riders and allies at Milwaukee Area Technical College for a one-day transportation summit, Arrive Together: Building a 21st Century Transportation System for Wisconsin, to engage in the vital conversation about transportation priorities.

    Transportation is vital.  It connects people to jobs, healthcare, the grocery store, places of worship, school and more. For people who aren't able to drive, can't afford to drive or do not want to drive, getting from point A to point B can be expensive, burdensome - even impossible. This makes our conversation on December 3 incredibly important, and we want you to be a part of it.

    This event includes a light breakfast, lunch and a social hour; a keynote address that is open to the public; a talk by Sierra Club President Aaron Mair and breakout groups and training sessions for equitable transportation and transit advocates. US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has also been invited to speak at this event and to attend the morning listening session. Come for the plenary session at 10:30 am or stay for the whole day!

    Transportation to the summit will be available including a coach bus from Madison and carpooling options at different sites across the state. Registration is required. Tickets are available through the Council. Please contact Gale Hellpap at 608-237-8113 or ghellpap@wcblind.comfor more information or to register today!

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    Friday, December 23, 2016 - Monday, December 26, 2016

    The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired will be closed from Friday, December 23 to Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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    Friday, December 30, 2016

    The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired will be closed Friday, December 30 and Monday Janary 2 in observance of the New Year holiday.