Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania Our Vision is Your Vision
Formerly Tri-County Association for the Blind
Phone: 717-238-2531
info@vrocp.org

Fundraising and Awareness Events 2017

Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania hosts two annual fundraisers, Vision of Monte Carlo in the Spring and An Evening in the Shadows in the Fall.  Visions of Monte Carlo is our signature fundraising event and Evening in the Shadows is an awareness event. While both are unique and relevent to our mission, we are always looking for additional opportunities for fundraising and community outreach. Please call Cheryl Cuddy, Community Relations and Special Events Manager if you have a fundraising opportunity for Vision Resources. All proceeds from our events are used to provide services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry Counties. We appreciate your support.

January

Happy 96th Birthday Vision Resources!

February

DINE TO DONATE

April

19th Annual Visions of Monte Carlo

Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Sheraton, Harrisburg/Hershey

Visions of Monte Carlo has become our signature event, combining a plated meal with a night of gaming, live big band music, auctions and fun.
 All proceeds benefit Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania.


For information on this event regarding sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, tickets and more, please contact Cheryl Cuddy, Director of Community Relations at 717-238-2531 or ccuddy@vrocp.org

                                                             June

 

ART ROOM OPENING

 

Helen Keller's Birthday

 

June 27, 1880

July

Vision Bowl



Sponsors needed

As you begin to make plans for the coming summer season, be certain to mark your calendar for the second annual VISION BOWL tournament. This statewide tournament benefits Vision Resources as well as other state regional agencies and the PAB.Teams must consist of 4 bowlers. The contribution for teams is $200 and that will include three games of bowling and shoe rental. Here is the interesting twist, the idea is for this to be a public awareness event so for the third game bowlers will be required to wear light-weight paper glasses with lenses that simulate various vision diseases. This “visual impairment” competition is the game that will determine our statewide team and individual top bowlers. Statewide trophies will be held by the winners each year for bragging rights. We hope for this to be a fun event for a hot-summer-day. Vision resources will be soliciting businesses for sponsorships: $500.00, which includes the businesses team of 4. We also encourage friends, families, and social clubs to create teams and help make this a great event. More information will emerge as we draw closer, including registration details. To learn more please contact Cheryl Cuddy at ccuddy@vrocp.org or 717-238-2531.

October

White Cane and Guide Dog Safety Day

October 15
Each year Vision Resources joins other agencies, state and nationwide, to create public awareness for White Cane Laws. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson first proclaimed October 15th as “White Cane Safety Day.”  The original purpose was a safety reminder to promote courtesy and special consideration to blind people who are navigating America’s streets and roadways.   Since this first observance, White Cane Safety Day has taken on greater meaning as a time to celebrate the self-sufficiency of people who are blind or visually impaired and their right to participate fully in society.  Vision Resources' observance of White Cane Safety Day continues that tradition, focusing on the independence of people who are blind or visually impaired with the white cane as a symbol of that independence.


November

An Evening in the Shadows                            SOLD OUT!

Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased from our homepage prior to event date

Evening in the Shadows is a unique event in which guests, wearing adjustable lightweight blindfolds, are served a five-course meal paired with fine wines while enjoying live entertainment. This awareness event offers participants the experience of dining through the eyes and senses of someone who is visually impaired. All proceeds benefit Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania.  Our guests rave about the experience, don't miss this 5th annual!
 
 
 
 
1130 South 19th Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104 • Phone: 717-238-2531 • Fax: 717-238-0710 • info@vrocp.org