From everyone at Vision Resources: “Happy New Year” to all of our friends and supporters. If you are one of the many individuals that made a contribution at the end of the year, “thank you so much”. Every contribution is important especially with the fate of a state budget still lingering more than 6 months after it was due.
You may remember from the agency’s annual appeal letter it was mentioned that although Vision Resources receives only about 4% of its revenue from the state, it is a critical sum that the organization relies upon. Just as important, an even larger struggle has ensued for the agency because the budget stalemate has interrupted state contract negotiations for some of the agency businesses. These contracts allow Vision Resources to be self-sufficient to a great extent, raising approximately 80% of its own revenues through a variety of business services, and employing persons with disabilities.
Entering into 2016, we feel very fortunate that the programs and services we maintain for the blind and visually impaired have not been interrupted. Unfortunately, this has not been the case for some of our business services and the prospect of moving forward on “thin ice” leaves us all feeling a little uncomfortable. However, knowing so many generous and passionate individuals continue to support Vision Resources helps to keep us steadfast in our mission.
If you have a business, please contact us to see what we might do for you.
If you are looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities please contact us.
Or if you would like to begin the new year with a tax deductible gift you may mail a check to Vision Resources, 1130 S. 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104-2912, or make a secure online contribution by visiting www.vrocp.org, and thanks!