Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) to Participate in #GivingTuesday

This year’s goal of $10,000 will support CVI programs and services that change the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss

ATLANTA (November 20, 2018) – This holiday season the Center for the Visually Impaired is thankful for the generous support of the community over the past year. Donors, corporate partners and grants have allowed CVI to provide life changing programs and services to approximately 4,000 individuals of all ages impacted by vision loss.

CVI’s services are both comprehensive and varied. The BEGIN program provides vision and developmental assessments, weekly classes for children ages two to four, group programming for families and children, counseling and more. The STARS program is for school age children five through 21 and offers children with visual impairment a safe place to gain the self-confidence and skills necessary to thrive. Activities run all year long through After School Enrichment, Summer Enrichment Camps, a mentorship program and weekend recreational activities. Adult programming includes the New View Adult Rehabilitation Services, which helps adult clients achieve greater independence at home and work. Classes include safe travel, independent living skills, braille, computer technology, communication skills and career services including job readiness training and job placement. Lastly, CVI offers vision assessments in the Florence Maxell Low Vision Clinic for individuals beginning at age five through seniors.

On November 27, the community will have a chance to help CVI continue those programs by giving a gift through the GAgives campaign in conjunction with #GivingTuesday. It’s an easy but powerful way to keep the season of thanks going: a day to give generously to Georgia’s nonprofits, and show love for the communities and individuals they work to strengthen.

“GivingTuesday is a wonderful time for us to share the impact of our programs and services and how they offer hope to individuals who need it,” said Fontaine Huey, CVI president. “With the support of generous donors this GivingTuesday, we will provide the life-changing training and services needed by preschoolers, students, adults, and seniors to live their lives fully and independently despite their vision loss.” The campaign hub at https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/cviga makes it easy for Georgians to learn about the work of the Center for the Visually Impaired, and donate directly to us. We hope that those who give a gift to CVI will help inspire further donations by making their efforts known on social media with the tags #GAgives and #GivingTuesday #CVIChangesLives.

Media Contact:

Angie Clawson Director of Communications Center for the Visually Impaired aclawson@cviga.org 404-602-4369