Events in November 2023

  • POSTPONED: LightHouse + Vision Zero: Autonomous Vehicle Forum (hybrid)

    POSTPONED: LightHouse + Vision Zero: Autonomous Vehicle Forum (hybrid)

    Nov 2

    Please note: The event has been postponed.

    LightHouse is once again partnering with Vision Zero to bring conversations and efforts to increase pedestrian safety in San Francisco in the limelight! Next month, on Thursday, November 2, join LightHouse CEO Sharon Giovinazzo and Autonomous Vehicle experts as we discuss pedestrian safety and the future of safer transit options for San Francisco visitors and residents. This will be a hybrid event; participants may attend in person at the LightHouse HQ or virtually. For those who would like to attend virtually, a link to access the forum will be emailed the day prior.

    This forum is made possible by generous funding from the San Francisco Public Health Foundation and the City and County of San Francisco.

    LightHouse Board Meeting Open to the Public (hybrid)

    LightHouse Board Meeting Open to the Public (hybrid)

    Nov 2

    Members of the public are invited to attend the Thursday, November 2nd meeting of the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This meeting will be a hybrid meeting and runs from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific.

    30 minutes will be reserved for public comment, and members of the public will have up to three minutes to comment. If you would like to reserve a slot to speak, please complete the LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sign Up form. Please submit your comments as far in advance as possible. Comments must be received before noon Pacific on Wednesday, November 1st to be included in the agenda.

    If you wish to attend this meeting in person, it will be held at LightHouse San Francisco headquarters at 1155 Market St. 10th Floor, San Francisco.

    Get directions to LightHouse San Francisco.

    If you are attending virtually, please fill out the LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sing Up formWhether you plan to have a public comment or not, you will need to fill out this form to get the Zoom info. Zoom information will be emailed to you closer to the date of the board meeting.

  • Giving Tuesday: Supporting LightHouse Little Learners

    Giving Tuesday: Supporting LightHouse Little Learners

    (All day)
    Nov 28

    Every year, nonprofits and other charitable organizations across the globe participate in Giving Tuesday–a day to give to the people and places that do impactful and inspiring work which gives back to our communities and environment and contribute to making our world better. This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 28.

    LightHouse has participated in Giving Tuesday for several years now and are always grateful and humbled by the donations given to us by our community. Last year, for the first time ever, we chose our Little Learners program to be the recipient of all Giving Tuesday donations. The outpour of love and support we received for our brand-new program was tremendous, receiving just over $77,000 in donations! The impact of last year’s Giving Tuesday has been reflected in the expansion of resources we have been able to provide to families of blind, low vision and Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) babies and toddlers all across the state.

    “My son, Maximiliano, has been seeing LightHouse Little Learner Specialist Kristi since he was 12 months old, and it has been such a blessing,” says Little Learners mom, Natali.

    “He was diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (a rare neurological disorder) at 22 months, which consists of global developmental delays along with various medical complexities. Kristi would work with Max once a week at our home. She even attended an appointment with his pediatric ophthalmologist and advocated for his CVI diagnosis as he was getting ready to transition to the school district. Kristi also educated me and provided various resources to adequately choose the perfect glasses for Max, which has helped tremendously with him keeping them on. Max’s absolute favorite day of the month was playgroup that was put together by LightHouse Little Learners at a local library, which consisted of sensory, color pop, music and inclusiveness at its finest. I will forever be grateful for Kristi—her knowledge, her sweetness, her empowerment to advocate and her presence.”

    This year, we are asking our community to help us exceed last year’s success and reach our goal of $80,000 for LightHouse Little Learners. Every gift received goes towards the education and empowerment of our Littles and their families, and our ability to expand our reach and serve more families in Northern and Central California. Stay tuned for more information about Giving Tuesday and how you can support our Little Learners on November 28!

    Learn more about the LightHouse Little Learners Program.

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