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.
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!
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Thank you all for being a part of the Future In Sight family.
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 email@example.com with "Activities" in the subject line.
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Events are made possible by the generous support of the Samuel P. Hunt and Alexander Eastman Foundations.
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.
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.
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
Contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (603) 224-4039.