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Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™
Miami Lighthouse has launched a new learning center for visually impaired
children from birth through pre-kindergarten. This Lighthouse Learning
Center for Children™ will provide specialized early intervention and
training to help “level the playing field” when these visually impaired
children enter the public school system.
Click here to learn more.
Celebrating 85 Years of Hope, Confidence and
August 3rd, 2016 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™
Miami Lighthouse will break ground on the Lighthouse Learning
Center for Children™ on Wednesday, August 3rd. The new Center
will serve as a pre-kindergarten for blind three and four year
olds and be a safe, child-oriented environment with a wide
variety of tactile experiences. Complimentary valet parking will
be available at Miami Lighthouse’s Southwest 6th Street
click here to view the event invitation.
August 31st, 2016 Bascom
Palmer Eye Institute Reception at Miami Lighthouse
On Wednesday August 31st from 6pm-8pm more than 50 faculty,
residents and fellows from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI)
along with Miami Lighthouse Board Directors will gather for an
informative evening at Miami Lighthouse.
October 14th, 2016 White Cane Day
On October 14th Miami Lighthouse will celebrate its annual White
Cane Day where an estimated 200 people of all ages escorted by
City of Miami Police and Fire Departments, will walk from Miami
Lighthouse, down 8th Street and back, where the celebration will
continue with food and music featuring Miami Lighthouse Music
Program musicians, guest speakers and special presentations.
October 26th, 2016
See the Light Luncheon
Miami Lighthouse continues
celebrating its 85th year of serving the blind and visually
impaired at our annual See the Light luncheon taking place on
Wednesday, October 26th at Riviera Country Club. Join more than
250 community leaders and philanthropists this year to raise
funds for Miami Lighthouse.
January 28th, 2017 The 85th Diamond Anniversary Gala
The Grand Celebration of the 85th anniversary of Miami
Lighthouse, Florida's oldest and largest private agency serving
the blind and visually impaired, will take place at the historic
Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on January 28th 2017.
85th Anniversary Celebration launched on March 8, 2016 at
event sponsored by Northern Trust.
Click here to read about the celebration and to view
pictures of the event.
In the News
Learning to spot a fire even if you are visually impaired
Students with the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
received instruction on fire safety. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue provided
demonstrations of fire safety techniques. Students taught how to use fire
extinguishers and detect alarms.
Coral Gables Community Foundation Awards $2,000 Grant To Miami Lighthouse
For Its Senior Group Activities Program
The Coral Gables Community Foundation celebrated its 2016 Scholarship
and Community Grant Recipients at the home of Ajit and Maria Alicia Asrani.
The Foundation awarded nearly $100,000 in college scholarships to
deserving students and grants to 15 non-profit organizations with an
impact to Coral Gables. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually
Impaired was awarded a $2,000 grant to benefit Coral Gables residents in
our Senior Group Activities Program.
Florida Blue Selects
Foundation Miami Lighthouse For The Blind To Bring Low Vision
Services To Underserved Seniors Affected By Age-Related Eye Disease
Florida Blue Foundation has announced that Miami Lighthouse for the
Blind and Visually Impaired (MLB) has been awarded a three-year grant for
the purpose of implementing the project “Bringing Low Vision Assessments
to Underserved Populations and Training Professionals to Work with Seniors
Affected by Age-Related Eye Disease.”
Miami Lighthouse Among Top 2% Of Nonprofits In The Nation
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has is in the top
two percent of U.S. charities, receiving its eighth consecutive 4-star
rating, the highest rating possible, from Charity Navigator in recognition
of its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.
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