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Vision Expo Learning Fair - June 8, 2017

Highlights of upcoming Blind Service Association's 2017 Vision Expo.

Dr. Deborah Zelinsky of The Mind Eye Connection, one of the foremost authorities in the country on the subject of eccentric viewing, will speak about the ability to maximize your remaining vision by retraining the brain. Learn how concentration and focus can give you a wider range of perception and sight. Ray Odom from Northern Trust Bank will discuss a plan for your financial And medical wellbeing. After a lunch break, Dr. Jose De La Crus of the Illinois Eye Institute will present the latest information about complex and advanced cataracts and treatments. Dr. Gregg Pusateri of Spectrios will explore low vision technology, including touch screens.

Exhibitors that will be available throughout the day: Access Living, American Council for the Blind, Blind Servcie Association, Freidman Place, Hearing Healthcare Center, Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education, Pace, Second Sense and Woodlake Technologies.

Please register by calling: 312-236-0808 Click here for a copy of the 2017 Vision Expo flyer.

jewelry bazaar

During the first week of December, Blind Service Association presents its annual Jewelry Bazaar, a fundraiser to benefit the organization. Supporters donate costume and fine jewelry to the event. A professional appraiser help guarantee that prices are fair and reasonable, and volunteers staff the show from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Shoppers delight in browsing the offerings in a fun, friendly setting. Most of all, they hope to find a special treasure to take home, knowing they've supported the work of BSA. To find out how you can help, either by donating your jewelry or your time, please call our main office at 312-236-0808.

children's benefit league tag days

The Children's Benefit League, a 100+ year old non-sectarian organization sponsors an Annual 2-day Tag Day in the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas. This is one of the oldest of the Tag Days permitted by the City of Chicago and authorized by most suburbs. Blind Service Association is proud to be a member of Children's Benefit League along with other member agencies who participate yearly in this fund-raising event. This year's tag day will take place on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. All donations raised by Blind Service Association volunteer taggers will go directly to BSA's Youth Program. Please contact the Bill Green (email) to become a volunteer tagger at 312-236-0808.

Or you can fill out this form and return it to BSA.

annual light the way benefit

The next Light the Way Benefit will take place in the fall of 2017. Blind Service Association is accepting silent and live auction prizes as well as ads for the program book. To donate an auction prize to the benefit, download the donation form here. If you would like to purchase an ad for our Program Book, please download a form here and return to Blind Service Association by October 1, 2017.

lights of love and remembrance

You can help support Blind Service Association (BSA) by participating in BSA's 16th Annual Lights of Love and Remembrance Celebration at an open house on Thursday, December 14, 2017. For just $10 you can purchase a light from the string of lights that will decorate our office during this holiday season. Purchasing a white light will honor the memory of someone who continues to shine through you. Purchasing a colored light will honor those who today continue to light up your heart. For only $50 you can purchase six lights!

When we receive your check or money order we will mail a card to you so you can add your own personal message before sending it to the person you are honoring or to the family of the person you are remembering. The card will indicate that a light was purchased in his/her memory or honor and will continue to shine for 10 days. Remember to get your request in early. After the New Year, a list of all the names of the people being honored and remembered will be available on-line. Click here for a list of 2016 light donors.