Center for Vision Loss Draws its January Sweepstakes Winners

The Center for Vision Loss drew the January 2021 winners of its C. Well Sweepstakes on Monday.

The winners were Ursula Behrens of East Stroudsburg, PA; Cheryl Petrakovich of Allentown, PA; Jeanette Shiffert of Slatington, PA; Marie Smith of Center Valley, PA; and Byrne Turk of Allentown, PA.

Contestants have five more chances to win during this year’s sweepstakes and tickets may be submitted until May 30. Drawings are held typically on the first business day of each month.

Drawing winners receive $50, or $100 if they win more than once in the same drawing period. Sweepstakes proceeds benefit the agency and its services – which empower people with visual impairments to claim personal independence and promote healthy eyesight throughout Pennsylvania’s Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. The agency has raised more than $12,000 through the 2020-2021 sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes is open to Pennsylvania residents ages 18 and up, and tickets can be requested by phone at 610.433.6018, Ext. 244. Suggested donations are $10 per ticket, or $50 for six tickets.

Official rules and eligibility requirements are available on the C. Well Sweepstakes webpage. A donation does not increase an entrant’s chance of winning.

The Center for Vision Loss empowers people with visual impairments to seize their independence and opportunity and champions healthy eyesight throughout its communities. With operations in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County, it combines a service tradition motivated by Helen Keller in 1928 with contemporary practices and advanced technologies. The organization’s support and rehabilitation services promote the accomplishment of daily tasks, increased access to medical services and food supplies, enhanced personal wellness, and extended self-sufficiency. Its free vision screenings for children stimulate success in school and its community education programs advocate for eye health and safety. All agency services are provided at little or no cost, and 85% of its clients and patients with visual impairments are from low-income households.

The Center for Vision Loss is an independent member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) that is accredited nationally by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and affiliated with the VisionServe Alliance, a network of North American agencies that serve people with visual impairments.