Transforming the lives of individuals of all ages with vision loss
News & Views May 2018
 

Our Service and Development teams have been very busy this past month organizing several events to both increase awareness of sight loss in New Hampshire and raise money to support expanded programs and services for the visually impaired throughout the state. 
  
Deb & Jean

We're in the final month of planning for our 15th annual Walk for Sight. This is a community-oriented, non-competitive walk in Concord, NH. The Walk is the organization's largest fundraiser of the year and serves to raise awareness of the advancements in medical care, therapies, treatments, and technology that can improve life for the growing number of people with vision loss. It's not too late to sign up and join us in support of our mission to help those, of all ages, who are blind and visually impaired develop the skills necessary to live independently.

We recently formed a partnership with Shaw's Supermarkets throughout New Hampshire and are thrilled to have their financial support as this year's Walk for Sight event sponsor. Shaw's has always been a champion of causes that serve individuals in the communities they serve and we are grateful for their support! 

On Saturday, June 2nd registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the walk kicking-off at 11:00 a.m. Please join us!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on current events. 

Thank you all for being a part of the Future In Sight family.

With gratitude,





David S. Morgan
President & CEO

Upcoming Recreational Activities


Bowling with Friends youth adventures will take place this Saturday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at King Bowling Lanes. Don't miss out on this fun-filled afternoon as it will be the final youth adventure of the spring season. 

Birding By Ear  adult adventure will take place on Tuesday, June 5th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the NH Audubon. There will be a lecture on how to identify birds by sound as well as distinguishing different beaks,  tail features, and more through tactile mod els. The morning ends with an opportunity to step outside for a leisurely walk in the natural environm ent to put your new identification skills to use! 

Kick off the summer with an evening of  Deep Sea Fishing for both youth and adults is planned for Sunday, June 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. compliments of Eastman's Fishing Fleet in Seabrook, NH. Equipment will be provided for participants with vision loss to take part in this exhilarating adventure. 



Participation is free but pre-registration is required for all adult or youth activities - Please contact Stephanie Hurd at (603) 545-4345 or via email shurd@futureinsight.org with "Activities" in the subject line.

For complete details of workshops  and activities please visit our  website .

Events are made possible by the generous support of the Samuel P. Hunt and Alexander Eastman Foundations.
Maggie & Bill
NH's Blind and Visually Impaired Need Your Help

In a recent survey of the individuals we serve more than 50% stated that limited access to transportation is one of their greatest barriers to maintaining their independence. 

In a recent blog, How You Can Help NH's Blind and Visually Impaired  by David Morgan he discusses the silent crises facing the elderly and visually impaired throughout New Hampshire.

We urge you read it through and give us a call if you're able to donate your time to assist those who are struggling with loss of independence and feelings of isolation.

Community Support Events


We are fortunate to have formed partnerships with many local organizations that support our mission. 

Please join us for one or all of the following community support events. 

  • May 19-22, 2018 Charitable Gaming at Ocean Gaming Casino
  • May 20-24, 2018 Patrick's Pub & Eatery Giving Back Program
  • May 24, 2018 Bingo for Bucks at Common Man Inn & Spa 5:30 p.m.
  • May 29, 2018 Community Supper at Robert's Maine Grill 4:00 p.m.
A portion of your participation in any of these events will support the mission of Future In Sight.

Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Access Award

The Advocacy Committee of Future In Sight is accepting nominations for its annual " Access Award." Each year the committee honors and recognizes an individual, corporation, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional and innovative effort to provide enhanced  access and to eliminate barriers to those who are visually impaired.

For complete details and the nomination process please visit our website.
Fill a Bag, Make a Difference

Spring fever got you in cleaning mode? Clean out your closets and basements and turn your trash into our treasure! We are collecting donations for the  Epilepsy Foundation New England and items collected equal dollars for Future In Sight.

Collecting the following items: Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Handbags, Shoes, Linens, Books (no textbooks, dictionaries, magazines), DVD's, VHS's, and CD's

*Please no household electronics or appliances (TV's, treadmills, microwaves, refri gerators, etc.)

Contact Sally at slaubscher@futureinsight.org or by phone at (603) 224-4039.



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