Dear friends of the Blind Children’s Center,
In this time of great uncertainty, there is one thing of which I am sure ̶ we all need human connection and support more than ever. This is especially true for the vulnerable and isolated among us, whether isolated by poverty, disability, or age. Providing connection is often the most important role of nonprofit organizations, including the Blind Children’s Center. That is why the BCC team is leaning into our family-focused approach and developing individualized support plans for every family we serve. During this time of necessary social distancing, our teachers, specialists, and social workers are using technology to maintain vital human connection and provide key support services.
In order to continue our mission and connection to our students and their families, BCC cannot afford to put a pause on our fundraising efforts. Our staff members continue to deliver services to families and the truth is, all nonprofits will need the support of individuals like you and me more than ever over the coming months. With charity events being cancelled all over the country, we are rapidly adapting to the “new normal.” Our own May 5th gala will now be held online rather than in person.
Yet the need for connection and the needs of our students continue unabated. To those who have been personally impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, either as a patient, a family member, or employee, my heart is with you. If you are comfortably retired or one of the lucky professionals continuing to collect a paycheck, this is a wonderful opportunity to pay it forward. Our connection has never been more important than it is today and the need has never been greater. Give what you can, not only to the Blind Children’s Center, but to all the charities you love.
Wishing you and your loved ones safety and good health.
Sarah E. Orth