It is September and the Pennsylvania state budget has yet to be finalized. The delay is having a financial effect on non-profits across the region, including Vision Resources. Our agency is fortunate to have our own businesses and other means of generating revenue to sustain our services for our blind and visually impaired clients. To raise some additional capital Vision Resources mailed a special appeal to donors this month. So far the letter has had a nice response of contributions and we want to say “thank you” to everyone that has made a gift. The agency also had its first “house-cleaning” yard sale on Friday the 18th; over $1,400 was raised!
September is also when we like to honor all of the selfless volunteers that help to make all we do possible. In the last fiscal year for Vision Resources our volunteers provided over 5,100 hours of service. Each year we like to give special recognition to some of the volunteers for their service. This year we have chosen to honor:
Margaret Bell, production
Marilyn Downing, reading services
Fred VonderHeiden, reading services