Annual Appeal 2018-19

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Olmsted Center for Sight has been in WNY since 1907.

Every year we serve over 2,500 blind and visually impaired
children, adults and seniors.

Dear Friend,

They say you can’t build a house without a solid foundation. I know its cliché, but it’s
true. The Olmsted Center for Sight (OCS) is in the business of building foundations.

When you’re blind, living in a world that so often feels like it’s not designed for you; you need a stronger foundation than most. I am able to thrive in life because of the services OCS has provided to me since I was a little girl in their early education program. I have been able to graduate from college,find an excellent job with the IRS, and foster meaningful relationships with people around me. OCS is building foundations for countless people, every single day. Not just children, but people of all ages. Their services help individuals experience so many “firsts in their lives”. Someone’s
first time reading a braille book, first time using a computer optimized with adaptable software, their first job, and many more.

The support raised through OCS’s Annual Appeal helps make all this possible. With your support, OCS can continue to build foundations, and provide these life changing experiences to thousands of individuals who are blind or visually impaired living in WNY. When you support OCS you are supporting future lawyers, bloggers, Ph.D.’s, entertainers, and business leaders who will go out and change the world.

Sincerely, Annie Brady – OCS Client & Ambassador

Because Of You:

Our 600th student
graduated from
the Statler Center
career training
program.

 

Our new program,
READY, allows
children who are blind and their families to
participate in fun
activities.

 

We now serve even more people! We recently opened a
satellite office in
Lockport inside the Dale Association.

 

What we can do with

YOUR support in 2019:

  • Statler Center will embark on its 20th Anniversary! Help us fund the next 600 students.

  • Provide vital eye exams and vision rehabilitation services for those who cannot afford them.

  • Purchase new equipment for our expanding manufacturing department creating additional employment opportunities for people who are blind.

 

 

The individuals we serve truly appreciate your generosity and THANK YOU  for your support.

Your donations help the over 2,500 people we serve every year, including blind children
to succeed in school, adolescents to feel accepted among their sighted peers, and
adults to achieve successful employment and the ability to live safely and independently in their homes.