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During the month of November – enjoy a very special blind wine tasting at One Market

During the month of November – enjoy a very special blind wine tasting at One Market

Attention lovers of good wine and food. Throughout November, the celebrated San Francisco destination restaurant One Market is fundraising for LightHouse. For only $15.00 you can enjoy a blind wine tasting of three terrific wines, with all proceeds to benefit LightHouse for the Blind.

When: Throughout the month of November, 2019.
Where: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 415.777.5577, onemarket.com.
Just let your server know you are interested in the Wine Tasting benefiting LightHouse for the Blind.

Image: Wine being poured into a wine glass, with the words: "Throughout November, blind tasting, 3 great wines only $15. All proceeds benefit LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. One Market Restaurant, San Francisco, 415.777.5577, onemarket.com. Top 10 American Restaurants in the U.S. --Gayot Guide."

Created by Chef Bradley Ogden and restaurateur, and Managing Partner, Michael Dellar in 1993, One Market Restaurant has become a standard for sophisticated dining in San Francisco. For the past 14 years One Market has offered the award-winning farm-to-table cuisine of Chef/Partner Mark Dommen. One Market also boasts one of the city’s most impressive wine lists curated by Sommelier and Wine Director Tonya Pitts.

You’re invited to an Enchanted Hills Camp Fundraiser Trunk Show at the New LightHouse Building

You’re invited to an Enchanted Hills Camp Fundraiser Trunk Show at the New LightHouse Building

Shop for a Cause: The Stella & Dot Fundraiser is a Fun Way to Support Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind
Join LightHouse Board Member Gena Harper at a Stella & Dot fundraiser at the new Lighthouse Building. Proceeds will go towards the transformative programs of Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind.

Gena says, “As a Stella & Dot stylist I’m offering personalized shopping assistance for accessorizing stylishly. Come get fashionable for the holidays, update your fall wardrobe, or get help with gift giving ideas. Proceeds from the sales will go to Enchanted Hills Camp. We plan to have some fun while we help you get chic for the season!”

Enchanted Hills Camp Fundraiser Trunk Show
Hosted by: Gena Harper and Bindhi Millar
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The LightHouse Building, 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco 94103
Refreshments will be served
Find great holiday presents for your family, friends and yourself.
Win a pair of Aftershocz headphones and other prizes in a raffle

Click here to RSVP.

You don’t have to be present to take part.  Purchase Stella and Dot jewelry and other most popular rings between now and November 15th and proceeds will benefit Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind. Start shopping here.

It’s Easy to Support the LightHouse through Amazon Smile

It’s Easy to Support the LightHouse through Amazon Smile

SMILE! Do You Ever Order from Amazon? You Can Support the LightHouse While You Shop.

Did you know that Amazon donates 5% of the price of eligible items to the non-profit of your choice if you shop through their special donation portal at smile.amazon.com? Imagine making charitable donations to support the vital work of the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired every time you shop. Sign up now before the holiday season has you too busy ordering gifts for your loved ones.

To enroll in the program go to https://smile.amazon.com/. The enrollment process couldn’t be easier and takes less than five minutes. LightHouse appreciates your support of our programs through all channels, including shopping!

Enchanted Hills Receives $30,000 Through Cycle for Sight

Enchanted Hills Receives $30,000 Through Cycle for Sight

PHOTO: Cycle for Sight cyclists ride in line down a country road in Napa.

Enchanted Hills Camp will again reap the benefits of funding made possible through Rotary Club of Napa’s Cycle for Sight 2016 Bike Ride. We’re deeply grateful to the Rotary Club of Napa for their award of $30,000, our share of the proceeds raised by the thousands of cyclists who participated in this year’s event.

Lindy Birkholz, Jada Thomas

PHOTO: Lindy Birkholz (left) and Jada Thomas, who rode tandem for Team LightHouse this year.

Mark Smethers

PHOTO: Team LightHouse’s Mark Smethers raises his arm in triumph as he crosses the finish line.

We also want to thank our wonderful individual fundraisers for bringing in an additional $3,800 in donations. Very special thanks go to Margie Donovan, Olivia Merz, Jacob Obeso, Mandy and Maycie Vorreiter.

Enchanted Hills Camp Director Tony Fletcher said, “Organizing Cycle for Sight is a year-round endeavor for Napa Rotary. I cannot thank them enough. Their commitment and continuous support of Enchanted Hills Camp is truly humbling.”

Save the Date! Cycle for Sight 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017. We’d love to see you there.

Join the Most Spirited and Beautiful Bike Ride this Spring

Part of last year’s Team LightHouse, in black or neon-green team t-shirts, pose after the ride.Last Chance to Sign Up for Cycle for Sight, our annual cycling fundraiser to support Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind

Ride with Us: Join Team LightHouse

Ride solo or on a tandem.  Ride 15, 25, or 50 miles.  Ride as a beginner or a pro! All are welcome to join Team LightHouse for a fun day of cycling and fundraising. Together we will support the programs of Enchanted Hills Camp.

What: Enjoy the beauty of Napa and the challenge of a 15, 25 or 50 mile bike ride with 2,000 other cyclists. Then finish up with great music, wine, food and partying.

When: Saturday, April 16

Where: The ride starts and finishes at Justin Siena High School, 4026 Maher Street, Napa, CA 94558, where the Wine and Music Festival will be in full swing! During the festival enjoy wine tasting from Napa Valley wineries, beer tasting from local microbreweries and local cuisine from Napa Valley restaurants, all while listening and dancing to the sounds of “Pride and Joy”.

How: Go to www.cycle4sight.com for route information, start times and to register. Be sure to write in “Team LightHouse” when you sign up.

Ride for Us: Raise Funds for Camp
By asking friends, neighbors, coworkers and family to support their ride, team members have been raising vital funds for Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind. Members who raise $300 or more receive a free stay the evening before the ride at Enchanted Hills including meals. There’s also a prize for the person who raises the most contributions. Here is a letter for you to personalize and begin fundraising for Enchanted Hills Camp now.  Check in with us at the LightHouse booth for your team t-shirt, raffle tickets and good cheer!

Can’t Ride with Us? You can still Support the Team
Show your support to an individual rider or the whole Team. Go to www.lighthouse-sf.org/donate and choose Cycle for Sight as your designation. Thank you for supporting Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind.

Tickets Going Fast for the VIBES2: Just for Fun! Fundraiser to Support LightHouse Music Academy

Armando's logoEnjoy good food, live music and entertainment by blind performers, plus a fabulous raffle and auction at Joyce Cid’s VIBES2: Just for Fun! Event. (VIBES stands for Visually Impaired and Blind Entertainment Sunday.)

When: Sunday, April 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista, Martinez CA 94553, (925) 228-6985

Come hungry – Roxx on Main will be providing food for purchase.

All proceeds to benefit Music Academy at Enchanted Hills Camp. Purchase tickets to VIBES.

To donate raffle and auction items, contact Joyce Cid at (925) 372-7632 or Tosha Davis at (925) 818-1687. To learn more about the event, please contact Megara Vogl at (415) 694-7335 or mvogl@lighthouse-sf.org.

About Music Academy
Music Academy at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind is a 10-day summer workshop for serious blind musicians to take their music to the next level, meet other blind musicians, learn to read, write and record music accessibly, and how to be a success in the field of music.

Read more about Music Academy.

Music Academy draws young motivated blind and musicians with low vision from around the nation. Donate to support Music Academy.

Joyce Cid

Contribute to LightHouse’s Campaign for a 21st Century LightHouse

Program and Naming Opportunities at the New LightHouse

Many of you know that the LightHouse is undergoing a campaign to move our San Francisco headquarters to a new Mid-Market location with a larger footprint for expanded programs and located a few feet from the Civic Center BART/Muni station for the best accessibility.

The new building and its design process is the focus of this month’s San Francisco Magazine, in an in-depth and fascinating discussion of how we’ve designed and built the perfect headquarters for our next century.

Why are we building a new LightHouse? Newly-blind neighbors and experienced blind residents will welcome what will surely be the most advanced blindness center in the West. Under one roof we’ll gather advanced tools, build respectful and private spaces for learning, conversation and mentorship, and crown the effort with the capacity to host students, family members and researchers for overnight stays when an immersive and intensive learning experience is optimal.

Twenty people become blind each week in the Greater Bay Area. Each year, a thousand Bay Area neighbors enter their blindness journey tentative, afraid and with a deep need to learn techniques and gain the self-confidence to live life to the fullest. This is our mission; and with your support, we will build a new headquarters to serve blind kids, teens, adults and seniors for the next century of innovative practices impacting the blind community globally.

Contributions to the Campaign for a 21st Century LightHouse will provide tangible benefits for the blind kids to seniors that benefit from the joy and learning of the LightHouse for the next century. To learn more about the campaign, for naming opportunities or how a deferred gift can be used to leave an enduring legacy in you or a loved one’s honor, contact 415-694-7333 or jsachs@lighthouse-sf.org.

Start your Spring With our Most Beautiful Bicycling Fundraiser Ever!

Cycle for Sight riders on a tandem bicycleCycle for Sight, our annual cycling fundraiser to support Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind, is next month

Ride with Us: Join Team LightHouse
The team is forming right now and excited to ride. Among those enlisted are Margie Donovan, Mike May, Mark Smethers, James Clearey and Chris Downey, to name a few ride veterans.

You don’t have to ride together, but together you’ll support the programs of Enchanted Hills Camp. So be sure to write in “Team LightHouse’ when you register online and Enchanted Hills will get all the credit.

What:  Enjoy the beauty of Napa and the challenge of a 15, 25 or 50 mile bike ride with 2,000 other cyclists.
When: Saturday, April 16
Where: The ride starts and finishes at Justin Siena High School, 4026 Maher Street, Napa, CA 94558, where the Wine and Music Festival will be in full swing! During the festival enjoy wine tasting from Napa Valley wineries, beer tasting from local microbreweries and local cuisine from Napa Valley restaurants, all while listening and dancing to the sounds of “Pride and Joy”.
How: Go to www.cycle4sight.com for route information, start times and to register.

Ride independently or on a tandem
Enchanted Hills Camp Director Tony Fletcher is helping pair pilots and stokers. Contact him at tfletcher@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7319.

Ride for Us: Raise Funds for Camp
Team members will raise vital funds for Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind…and get a snazzy t-shirt! Ask your friends, neighbors and family if they will help support our efforts by sponsoring you in the ride. Raise $300 or more and receive a free stay the evening before the ride at Enchanted Hills including meals. There’s also a prize for the person who raises the most contributions. Here is a letter for you to personalize and begin fundraising for Enchanted Hills Camp now.

Can’t Ride with Us? You can still Support the Team
Show your support to an individual rider or the whole Team. Go to www.lighthouse-sf.org/donate and choose Cycle for Sight as your designation. Thank you for supporting Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind.

Buy Tickets Now to the VIBES2: Just for Fun! Fundraiser to Support LightHouse Music Academy

Armando's logoEnjoy good food, live music and entertainment by blind performers, plus a fabulous raffle and auction at Joyce Cid’s VIBES2: Just for Fun! Event. (VIBES stands for Visually Impaired and Blind Entertainment Sunday.)

When: Sunday, April 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista, Martinez CA 94553, (925) 228-6985

Come hungry – Roxx on Main will be providing food for purchase.

All proceeds to benefit Music Academy at Enchanted Hills Camp. Purchase tickets to VIBES.

To donate raffle and auction items, contact Joyce Cid at (925) 372-7632 or Tosha Davis at (925) 818-1687. To learn more about the event, please contact Megara Vogl at (415) 694-7335 or mvogl@lighthouse-sf.org.

About Music Academy
Music Academy at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind is a 10-day summer workshop for serious blind musicians to take their music to the next level, meet other blind musicians, learn to read, write and record music accessibly, and how to be a success in the field of music.

Read more about Music Academy.

Music Academy draws young motivated blind and musicians with low vision from around the nation. Donate to support Music Academy.

Joyce Cid

Registration Now Open for the Biggest, Best Bicycle Ride of 2016

Cycle for Sight riders on a tandem bicycleRegistration is now open for the Napa Rotary’s Cycle for Sight 2016 ride which will be held on Saturday, April 16.

Cycle for Sight boasts more than 2,000 riders and provides the single biggest fundraiser for Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind. Don’t be left out. Come join the largest and most fun group of tandem riders in Northern California to have some fun, get some exercise and support EHC’s life-changing programs. Sign up at www.cycle4sight.com to ride as a cyclist for Team LightHouse and enjoy the beauty of scenic Napa and the challenge of a 15, 25 or 50 mile route with 2,000 other cyclists.

Raise pledges for every mile you ride through the Cycle for Sight website or donate directly to support Enchanted Hills.

Be sure to designate “Team LightHouse” when you register.

During the festival enjoy wine tasting from Napa Valley wineries, beer tasting from local microbreweries and local cuisine from Napa Valley restaurants, all while listening and dancing to the timeless pop/soul of “Pride and Joy”.

Interested in piloting a tandem bike for a blind stoker? Or, are you a blind stoker in need of a pilot? Contact Tony Fletcher via email at afletcher@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7319 to join Team LightHouse today.