Sightseeing. A periodic tour of CVI news, views and events.

Night Visions 2018

On April 26, the Center for the Visually Impaired hosted our annual Night Visions fundraising event, where we raise money to support CVI’s efforts to provide care and support for people with visual impairments. With the support of generous donations from our sponsors, we were able to raise over $95,000 for CVI!

George Acey and his family at Night Visions

Imperial OPA, a local Atlanta circus, provided carnival-themed entertainment, while guests enjoyed playing carnival style games blindfolded or using simulation goggles - for a unique CVI mission twist. The evening also featured great food and drinks, silent and live auctions and other fundraising activities. One such fundraising opportunity is our Fund-the-Mission, where donations can range from introducing visually impaired elementary students to wildlife at a nature center to empowerment training for adults on how to independently navigate city streets and public transportation.

Performer at Night Visions

This year, we had the privilege to feature George Acey as our Honoree. George has had a long history with CVI. In 1979, George was blinded in an accident, which led him to seek out the services that CVI offers. He completed training with the CVI and went on to become an entrepreneur specializing in small engine repair. Since then, he’s gone on to serve the CVI as a mentor for an adult group for 30 years, as well as a three-term board trustee. His guiding philosophy is that blindness is definitely a life-altering experience, you have to find ways to move on.

2018 Honoree George Acey

Funds raised at Night Visions empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity. CVI is the only nonprofit organization in Georgia that provides vision rehabilitation services and support to people of all ages and with all degrees of vision loss – from low vision to total blindness. At CVI, services are never based on a client’s ability to pay. As such, funds raised at Night Visions are crucial to ensure that CVI can help all those in need.

Thank you to all who attended and donated, and if you’d like to still make an impact, you can give here at whichever level is right for you.

Guests at Night Visions