Fundraising and Awareness Events 2020
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 relevant to our mission, we are always looking for additional opportunities for fundraising and community outreach. Please call Cheryl Cuddy, Director of Community Relations 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.
Happy 99th Birthday Vision Resources!
22nd Annual Visions of Monte Carlo is in the works for Friday, April 23, 2021… SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Sheraton, Harrisburg/Hershey Cancelled due to CoVid 19
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 email@example.com
Helen Keller’s Birthday
June 27, 1880
Adventures Beyond Site
Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, 2020
Vision Resources’ Adventures Beyond Site Summer Camp is for students in grades 3-12 for the 2019-2020 school year who are blind/legally blind.
2020 Camp dates are Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, 2020. Each day begins at Vision Resources where participants are to be dropped off by 9:00 AM. Camp days end between 4:00 and 6:00 PM depending upon the day and activity.
The staff has an exciting week planned as always, with activities that expose students to different life experiences helping them gain independence and confidence!
This year’s adventures include:
- Mount Gretna Lake & Beach
- Roundtop Mountain
- Memorial Lake
- Knoebel’s Park
- Roller Skating
- …and so much more!
Transportation will be provided from Vision Resources to all scheduled camp locations.
July 2020 ABC East Lanes beginning at 6:00 p.m.
As you begin to make plans for the coming summer season, be certain to mark your calendar for the annual VISION BOWL tournament. This tournament benefits Vision Resources. Teams must consist of 4 bowlers. The contribution for teams is $200 and that will include two games of bowling, t-shirts, food and drink and shoe rental for all 4 team members.Here is the interesting twist, the idea is for this to be a public awareness event so for the second 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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-238-2531.
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Thursday, September 10, 2020… Watch for your invitation
Vision Resources proudly hosts a luncheon in honor of our many volunteers that generously give their time and talents to our mission. RSVP to your invitation by calling 717-238-2531 and ask for Cheryl .
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 is the day to draw the Raffle ticket for the trip to Monte Carlo. This will go live on our FaceBook page, Stay tuned for details.
White Cane and Guide Dog Safety Day
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.
An Evening in the Shadows
Thursday, November 5, 2020
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 7th annual!