Agency Sustains Excellent Impact Ratings in its Latest Service Year

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While the Center for Vision Loss could not deliver most of its services for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it earned excellent impact ratings again in 2019-2020. In surveys recorded for the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB), 97% of agency clients said that its services helped them maintain their level of independence. A […]

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Agency Resumes In-Person Activities for Adult Clients in August

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced its August schedule of client programs and activities, which includes its first in-person activity for adults since March. The organization adapted its services for virtual or remote delivery in April because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The agency intends to resume in-person programming incrementally in the coming months. […]

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Campers with Visual Impairments Spend Part of their Summer Helping Kids at Good Shepherd

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Kids in the Center for Vision Loss’ Camp I CAN! program spent part of their summer raising money to bring joy to patients in Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Program in Allentown, PA. Each year, Camp I CAN! participants ages 7-13 complete a service project in which they develop teamwork skills and empathy and […]

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Center for Vision Loss Adjusts Operations in Compliance with New State Orders

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Center for Vision Loss employees who can work from their homes will resume doing so on Thursday in compliance with new state regulations. The new regulations to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic, issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday, require all businesses “to conduct their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual […]

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Agency Announces More than $100,000 in Newest Corporate, Foundation Support

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced that it earned more than $100,000 in corporate and foundation gifts during the second half of its 2020 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. That support included more than $6,000 from special grants related to the global COVID-19 pandemic and more than $14,000 in converted sponsorships from […]

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Agency Posts Lions Campaign Growth for 2020, Schedules Next Campaign for January

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The Center for Vision Loss announced today that its Lions Needs Campaign produced a revenue increase in 2019-2020 and that its 2020-2021 campaign will start in January. The 2019-2020 Lions campaign, which closed on June 30, raised a total of $50,674, a growth of approximately 6% over the prior year, said Dennis Zehner, Executive Director […]

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Center for Vision Loss Announces Plans to Extend its Reactivation

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The Center for Vision Loss will begin to extend its reactivation on June 29 as restrictions related to the global COVID-19 pandemic will be eased throughout its entire service area. The agency closed its campuses and suspended nearly all its operations in March due to state-mandated shutdowns in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. All […]

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Agency Begins Reactivation with Partial Monroe Opening, Expanded Transportation

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The Center for Vision Loss initiated its reactivation process today with the partial opening of its Monroe Campus and expansion of its client transport service for all medical appointments. Restrictions in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic were eased last Friday as Pennsylvania’s Monroe County was advanced the “yellow” phase of the state’s reopening plan. […]

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Come Together: Songs4Sight 2021 to Feature Strawberry Fields in April

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The Center for Vision Loss and ArtsQuest have announced that the agency’s Songs4Sight 2021 concert event will feature world-renowned Beatles tribute band Strawberry Fields and will be held on Thursday, April 29. Strawberry Fields was slated to headline the agency’s flagship fundraiser this spring, but the event was canceled because of crowd restrictions related to […]

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