New Rules Allow You to Deduct $300 or $600 from Your Taxes – Even if You Don’t Itemize

New Rules Allow You to Deduct $300 or $600 from Your Taxes – Even if You Don’t Itemize

While LightHouse always relies on the generous support of community members like you, in 2021 there is extra incentive to support LightHouse programs. The recent stimulus package that was signed into law extended many of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act provisions, including charitable tax incentives. For 2021, taxpayers who take the … Continue reading New Rules Allow You to Deduct $300 or $600 from Your Taxes – Even if You Don’t Itemize

First in Our Returning EHC Give Back Concert Series

First in Our Returning EHC Give Back Concert Series

Photo Caption: Derek and Shane Dittmar Last year we brought you the Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) “Give Back” summer concert series. Throughout the summer months when camp was silent, people from all over took part as best they could and listened online to an incredible array of performers who shared their talents to help support … Continue reading First in Our Returning EHC Give Back Concert Series

This Month’s 30% & Growing Welcomes Back Former LightHouse Employee and Host, Serena Olsen

This Month’s 30% & Growing Welcomes Back Former LightHouse Employee and Host, Serena Olsen

Since April of 2016, LightHouse has been hosting a monthly meet up and casual networking social hour for blind and low vision jobseekers and working professionals called 30% & Growing. The name references the percentage of blind adults who were employed in the United States when the program first started. Back then, the program was … Continue reading This Month’s 30% & Growing Welcomes Back Former LightHouse Employee and Host, Serena Olsen

LightHouse Eye Clinic Returns

LightHouse Eye Clinic Returns

We’re pleased to announce the reopening of the LightHouse Eye Clinic at our 1155 Market Street San Francisco headquarters. LightHouse, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry will offer general eye exams and low vision exams. The clinical staff include Dr. Crystal Wen, a graduate from the UC Berkeley School of … Continue reading LightHouse Eye Clinic Returns

The LightHouse 2020 LightHouse Annual Report is Here

The LightHouse 2020 LightHouse Annual Report is Here

2020 was a highly unusual year for everyone around the world. Despite such unprecedented circumstances, we are proud to present the 2020 Annual Report, documenting how LightHouse supported the blind community through a global pandemic in new and innovative ways. In 2020 we were proud to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Enchanted Hills Camp, and … Continue reading The LightHouse 2020 LightHouse Annual Report is Here

Participants Get the Feel of Streets of San Francisco at SFMTA Sponsored Workshop

Participants Get the Feel of Streets of San Francisco at SFMTA Sponsored Workshop

On April 8, LightHouse, in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), held a second Tactile Intersections Workshop to promote the citywide campaign Safety—It’s Your Turn. The campaign is designed to encourage safer driving around left turns. Individuals who are blind or have low vision who live or work in San Francisco joined … Continue reading Participants Get the Feel of Streets of San Francisco at SFMTA Sponsored Workshop

LightHouse Staff Shares Her Experience Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine at LightHouse

LightHouse Staff Shares Her Experience Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine at LightHouse

As I hopped out of my Lyft at 7th and Market Street and turned the corner toward the LightHouse headquarters in San Francisco, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. It had been months, nearly a year since I’d last entered this building. As I reached for the door handle of the front entrance, … Continue reading LightHouse Staff Shares Her Experience Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine at LightHouse