“DAY OF CARING” PROVIDES FUN FOR ALL
The Center for Vision Loss participated in the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s “Day of Caring” on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Volunteers from Aetna, Air Products and the Lehigh County Government Center worked together to provide a sighted guide Shopping Day at the Lehigh Valley Mall for our customers. Rita Lang, Manager of Innovative Programs and Volunteer Coordinator, welcomed the group and then led a training on the basic techniques of sighted guide. Then it was off to the Mall where two volunteers were paired with one customer to enjoy shopping, browsing, good conversation and, of course, good food!
This Shopping Day has become a popular annual “Day of Caring” event for Center for Vision Loss customers. “They look forward to the opportunity to have a fun, relaxing day out to see what’s new at the Mall,” said Rita. “The corporate volunteers have a great time learning more about blindness/visual impairment in an informal atmosphere because this experience helps them “see” the Mall from a different point of view.” Thank you, again, volunteers for a job well done!