11:00 am: Giving Blood, Giving Life: Bay Area Blind Community's Day of Giving Blood Drive
Feb 7 –
Every blood donation can save up to three lives. Will you join the LightHouse community in giving back by giving blood?
To schedule your appointment or for more information visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: DayOfGiving or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, or have traveled in the past year, please call 866.236.3276. This event is co-sponsored by LightHouse for the Blind and American Red Cross.
2020 Northern California Regional Braille Challenge: Leaping into Literacy
A National Program of Braille Institute
Each year blind and low vision students, families, teachers and community members from all over northern California gather for a day-long event dedicated to Braille Literacy. This gathering will have blind and low vision youth demonstrate their braille skills in a series of contests ranging from: braille reading and comprehension, speed and accuracy, spelling, proofreading, and tactile graphics. The challenge this year will have students leaping into literacy on the 2020 Leap Day, Saturday, February 29 at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Headquarters in San Francisco.
WHO: Youth from Northern California in grades 1-12
WHAT: Leaping into Literacy: the 2020 Northern California Regional Braille Challenge
WHEN: From 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020
WHERE: On the 10th floor of the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Headquarters, 1155 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103
CONTACT: Students, families, teachers, transcribers and community members that would like more information or would like to get involved with this year's challenge please contact, Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.
This year's 2020 Norther California Braille Challenge will be hosted by the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in collaboration with Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired, California School for the Blind, and Braille Institute of America.
The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities.