Remembering Helen Keller

“Blind people are just like seeing people in the dark. The loss of sight does not impair the qualities of the mind and heart.”

 The above quote is from Helen Keller, American author, political activist, lecturer and the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ms. Keller is being remembered by Vision Resources for her spirit and independence, and for the contributions she made to society. She broke new ground and forged new paths for blind individuals everywhere. Her life and legacy should be remembered and revisited, always.

This year during the month of June, we invite you to honor Helen Keller and your non-profit community benefit agency, Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania, with a financial gift. Ms. Keller was born June 27, 1880. A tribute to her life will be presented by Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse with a special proclamation recognizing she remains an inspiration to the world for her tireless work, despite her own vision and hearing challenges. Vision Resources is committed to carrying on her “vision” and raise the quality of life of those who are blind, visually impaired or face other disability challenges. This year marks 95 years of service to the communities of our region for this agency.

 “Every one of us is blind and deaf until our eyes are opened to our fellowmen, until our ears hear the voice of humanity.”

If you can give a gift to support the mission of Vision Resources and the memory of this extraordinary woman it will be appreciated and used wisely. Our organization will celebrate the occasion of

Ms. Keller’s birthday, June 27, to publicly announce the total contributions received during the month. Gifts can be made securely online at, or you may mail a check to Vision Resources, 1130 South 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104-2912. Together we will continue to make a difference, thanks.